Longtime readers of my blogs will remember me complaining about severe fatigue that ruined my summer and left me unable to blog summer anime, and continued to have spurts of it into the fall that made keeping up with fall anime very difficult. As I’ve mentioned occasionally, I was diagnosed with a severe form of fibromyalgia over Thanksgiving Break, and then over Christmas Break, was prescribed Cymbalta in an effort to manage the pain. I went from barely being able to go downstairs to the couch to having mostly full mobility function and feeling like a normal person again. I mean, the fibro still flares up, and still have to deal with other problems that result from it, (migraines, a lesser fatigue, etc) but I felt like I could do ANYTHING again. My mom didn’t want me to return to college, but I insisted.
So…lemme see. Tuesday, a snowstorm hit southern Ohio, and I shoveled the drive, injuring my back. Instead of letting the injury heal, I wrestled a cat Wednesday. On Thursday, I worked on hauling luggage all the way to into a car, some of it into a hotel room. Friday, I hauled the luggage out of my car, as well as the contents of my former dorm room, into a new dorm room, including a mini-fridge. All will an unhealed back.
Saturday, my body screamed, “DAMN YOU” and my fibro flared, giving me pain, a migraine from hell, and a fever.
So I feel better than I actually am. I still need to take it easy, although I can push myself further and do more things. I just have to be really careful about how much physical strain I put on myself. I’m feeling better today, but I’m still a little fatigued. It’s naptime.