Monday, 23 April 2012

Feeling Like Fibro

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.




  1. Tx for the update Kevin. So sorry you are ill. I shall look forward to more blogs. Currently, I am trying to figure out what happend when I linked my blogger account to Google +. Urgh! and in Fibro. LOL!

  2. I am wishing that my siblings could have fibro/cfs for a real good flare, for a week. Its easy to criticize when one doesn' t have the disease. I am not claustrophobic but my mom and bro are. I am understanding of their fear and do not get the same consideration in return.

  3. Broken legs, wheelchairs, sprained ankle, arthritis-- these are all "life altering/activity limiting conditions that (a) everyone is familiar with (b) can relate to and (c) are visible to the every-day person-- WE on the other hand experience a life-altering and basically INVISIBLE and MISSUNDERSTOOD malady that waxes and wanes, scrambles our brains, shatters our hopes, dashes our dreams and traps us in a duh-zone of dysfunction inside a body that looks fine but betrays us at every stumbling opportunity. WE cannot even describe the pain or help others to comprehend the complexities and complications that "normal life" and simple challenges (grocery shopping, counting change, remembering your own name AND you purpose/ destination come to mind) -- MOST people I know ONLY see me on my good days therefore I don't get out much --cuz only God and VERY close family & friends (who "get it" and don't judge or criticize) EVER see me on my bad days.. EVEN I don't want to see me then!!!:(