Chronicling my descent into and rise out of chronic illness
Monday, 30 September 2013
I sense a relapse. Having had a very bad cough, a sore head and a general feeling of lethargy for almost three weeks, I can feel that things are about to get much worse. I know the heart-breakingly familiar signs and symptoms as well as I know the unpleasant reflection of my own self. Extreme fatigue, all-over aches and pains, mind fog, tingling hands, poor absorption and retention of information, etc etc etc. Hold on. Here we go again....
I was diagnosed with ME in March 2010 and, since then, it has dominated and blighted every aspect of my life; to such an extent that I have only very recently returned to work after having been made unemployed because of it. Recent signs of an improvement in my health, which I had previously believed to be impossible, have finally given me hope that I may yet be able to fully recover. I remain determined to beat this illness - it's just taking longer than I had anticipated - and will use this blog, as well as Twitter, to keep track of what happens next.