I’ve tried to stop by and post several times this week, but it’s been such a difficult week. Again. Yuck… Since that was the case, I kept putting off writing anything because I didn’t want to whine and complain. However, part of being transparent and open is sharing the good AND the bad. So here I am. 🙂
This won’t be a long post – I really need to get to bed and at least try to get some sleep – but I wanted to stop by and chat about why this week was less than stellar in the hopes that it might help someone else… Even though I have went to the doctor yesterday I don’t have a definite diagnosis, but I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on. Brief history – a couple (two? three?) of weeks ago I had to go to the doctor and he diagnosed me with walking pneumonia. He put me on two full rounds of antibiotics, which I finished last week, that seemed to clear things up okay… I still have slight chest discomfort and an occasional cough, but it’s a real improvement from weeks ago. The problem is that the antibiotics seem to have completely wiped out all of the good bacteria in my body. The result of which has been an extremely sick week in a different sense. (*sigh*) Now I’ve had to have samples sent to the lab and blood tests run… Speaking of which – has anyone else with CFS/FMS noticed an increased irritation to medical tape since their diagnosis? I can’t remember it ever being an issue, but in the last year or so any time I have blood drawn and they tape cotton my arm I’ve ended up with raw, irritated skin even if the tape is only there for 30 minutes or so. ? It’s really strange!
Okay. That was a slight detour from my original thought process! 🙂 My point was to stop by and say – if you already have issues with your immune system and get put on lots of antibiotics, make sure you add probiotics to your diet to replace the good bacteria that is getting wiped out! I know everything is going to be okay, but at one point during the week I wasn’t confident I was going to stay hydrated enough and had a real fear that a hospital visit was lurking in my future. I’ve been dehydrated and hospitalized for it before, so trust me when I say that it’s one of the least fun experiences I can remember going through! I’m so glad it appears that this isn’t a scenario that will be repeated any time soon… 🙂
Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow or Monday with an upbeat post when I’m not so worn out. It’s sad to think that I’m so fatigued from a week of doing absolutely nothing, but at least my body has been able to use the rest to begin to mend. Maybe things will just continue to improve and next week will just get better and better! A good week? A healthy week?? Yep – I think I could really enjoy that… 🙂
Thanks for reading~