This is my update on my previous story which you can read here.

In 2010, I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and had a spinal tap, was put in a wheel chair, not able to walk for many months. A few months later I joined a gym and fought my hardest to control it even though I felt horribly sick and had severe headaches. Now I have lost 130 lbs.

I’m still working on losing more weight and guess what? I’m in remission! I have joined Taekwondo, which is a great work out and very fun, encouraging and rewarding.

I have a new son named William, who will be one years old on November, 16, 2013. The pregnancy went very well, although I had complications with the IIH. The only thing that surprised me was when I had the spinal tap done in 2010, there was severe nerve damage done in my back. And when it came to my natural delivery, I couldn’t feel any pain at all. But now I am keeping up my exercises and am looking to go into becoming a personal trainer myself. I’m living a happy life with my boyfriend and my two wonderful children.

Thank you to all of those who helped me through all the good and bad times. Love you all.

1 thought on “An Update on Rachelle with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension”

  1. maria says:

    My name is Maria, I am 25 years old, I am from the State of Sudan. I was diagnosed with IIH a month ago. It was very difficult for me and I felt scared of the disease because it was rare and I did not know about it.

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