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.