Monday, April 28, 2008

I've Been Sick

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I came down with a cold last Thursday (just days after returning from vacation, where my niece had also been sick). Friday I ended up staying home because I felt a bit flu-ish. This weekend was relaxing and we didn't do much at all, except our usual serving at church and attending the service. I thought I was feeling better yesterday, and then last night I had a terrible night's sleep. This morning I woke up feeling even worse. I slept in a little bit and then went to the office a little late. I ended up only working a half day because I was having such a difficult time concentrating and standing/sitting up straight. I slept for an hour and a half this afternoon but it didn't help as much as I thought it would. I've tried soup, vitamin C, rest, hot showers, hot chocolate, rest, over-the-counter cold meds, etc, but so far none of it has seemed to help much. I'm not sure what else to do but I can't miss anymore work. I hope it goes away soon. I'm pretty miserable right now and can't breathe very well. I hope it's not another rough night.

The more sleep I miss and the worse I feel... the worse my Fibro flares up. On Friday when I felt achy and fatigued from the flu/cold symptoms, it was like feeling triple the amount of fatigue that a normal person would with the flu (and I only know that from when I had the flu before ever having Fibro). I was just beside myself with pain and fatigue. I don't know if it was the vacation or all the stuff leading up to it, but I'm guessing that has played a part in how I'm feeling now... wiped out, exhausted, and sick, sick, sick. I prefer to wait a little before going to the doctor just in case it's only a bad cold or flu. I don't want to go unless it's obvious it's something more. I can't take more doctor's visits in a year when I've been to one doctor or another 2-3 times each month so far. It really starts to take its toll... emotionally, physically, and financially. So, hopefully I won't have to go, but I won't hesitate to go if it's obvious I won't kick this without antibiotics (yippee... another drug to add to my list... I hope I don't have to!).

Anyway, that's the latest around here. Sorry I haven't posted more about the wedding, our vacation week, and more pictures, but I just haven't felt up to it.

I hope everyone has a great week!

1 comment:

Julie Vercouteren said...

Roe,

I hope you get to feeling better soon. It's no fun to be down for the count.

Praying for you!!

In Christ,

Julie