The past week and a bit for me has been quite the rollercoaster. It has felt like the week just flew past and also that it seems so long ago that things happened. I usually judge my weeks by Thursday to Thursday in a way. Mainly because it is the day I work and when I get out of work it feels like that ‘week’ leading up to it has finished. So I figured I would do an update across a few general topics about whats been happening this past week, plus a few extra days.
I’m not sure if it’s been the cold weather which has affected a flare up or my CFS/M.E is just flaring up again on it’s own. Or maybe a bit of both but this past week has not been the best. I started to really notice it last Thursday I think. I have been a lot more exhausted and the joint/ muscle pain has been far more noticeable. My nausea has been coming on more often as well to the point where I’ve actually been throwing up. I’ve also had some horrible headaches and a bunch of other small symptoms which usually tag along with everything else. This level of it all is something that hasn’t happened too regularly lately, not since I had to cut back on things and actually focus on resting and watching what I do. I’ve had more moments of laying down in-between small tasks and trying to shower on days where I didn’t need to do other things that needed a lot of energy. It has been tough on the mental state as well.
I’m quite thankful that I choose to study online before I had my relapse because it now makes things a little easier to manage when I am feeling more unwell. I have been struggling to focus recently though and just getting through the work has proven to be a real struggle. I am hoping that my health allows me to catch up a bit on stuff this weekend.
Generally my everyday life this past week has been different. My parents (who I live with) were away for about a week and a half. So I had been looking after the dog and also just enjoying having the house to myself for a little. I think the extra work with all of that didn’t exactly help my health flare up though. The first few days were ok and then from last Thursday I started to notice things more. I did get to met up with a friend for coffee when I was still feeling kinda ok and picked up some art supplies. I want to try a hobby that doesn’t involve a screen or downloading information into my mind. I think having an outlet where I can just let things happen will help and so far it’s been enjoyable even though I’m still learning.
Overall this past week has been a struggle. Sometimes life just gets a bit like that and I’m hoping next week improves a little at least.
What have you all been getting up to over the past week and a bit?