I've been sick. For 6 weeks. Joint and muscle pain, no appetite, cranky digestive system, brain fog, weight loss, debilitating exhaustion. I was back at the doc today and we are on a 3rd round of blood tests. This time they took 11 vials to test for everything from Lymes to Lupus. Sigh.
I haven't really been blogging much about it because I kept hoping if I ignored it I would feel better. The ostrich approach. But, now, on week 7, I've realized I need to reorganize my life a bit for the near future and try to find how to cope instead of hoping that one morning I will wake up and I will feel better and be back to my old self. So I've hired part-time nannies for the next couple of weeks. This way the kids can start to have a bit more of a normal summer - trips to the park and pool instead of hours in front of the TV while I lie down. So that's my life.. :-)
What I like about my doc is she is energetic, takes me seriously, is willing to try a test I suggest (such as Lymes), and has a plan. First we are going to try this... then if we get nothing we are going to look at this other thing next. I won't get the results back for a week... so I'll let y'all know.