Over the years, several of my patients have described fibro as the worst flu they've ever had... except that it never goes away. Well.. for the past 8 days, I've had the worst flu I've ever had, and it seems to be going on forever.
To be truthful, it's not the WORST flu I've ever had. It started with a sore throat and laryngitis, to the point I could only speak at a whisper. Since then, my voice has improved and my throat is less sore, but I just feel wiped... I mean EXHAUSTED. I've always been able to function on 5-6 hours of sleep a night. Lately, I've been going to bed at about 10:30 and only getting out of bed 12 hours later, just to use the bathroom, take a quick shower and dress before running out of energy and having to lie down again until about one in the afternoon. I've been doing a little work in the afternoons, but my mind feels like mush.
THAT's why I haven't been blogging lately (PLUS, before that, I'd been off to Jolly Ol' England for a few days - a wonderful trip I'll speak more of in another blog).
Anyway... blaaahhhhh! I just feel TERRIBLE! And it doesn't even hurt, other than maybe a mild aching from time to time. So I can't IMAGINE how terrible fibro must feel.
I'm slowly starting to mend... I think... I hope. My son had this and he felt exhausted for three weeks. I'm hoping I can do better than that.
In the meantime, I apologize to those of you who have been checking my blogs and finding no updates. I have tons of ideas of things to write about. I'm going to try to start writing more in the next few days. Right now... I think I might just go lie down again.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
I'm off to England to give a couple of talks and do a couple of book signings in Chichester, which is on the Southern Coast about 90 minutes drive south of London. It'll be my first trip to Europe and I'm very excited. But a friend of mine (yes, believe it or not, I have friends) sent me this. Hah hah! Very funny!
Wish me luck!
Wish me luck!
Kevin White, MD, PhD, multiple award-winning researcher, author, teacher & speaker