Chronic Illness

Cold

With my White Blood Count being low, it was inevitable that I caught the cold that my husband was suffering from. The last four days have been miserable, and you know what I mean. The stuffy nose, coughing, and head pounding of the common cold are awful.
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Adding the fatigue of all my chronic illnesses to a rotten cold has been overwhelming. I’ve been sleeping 12 hours every night. Waking up I realize that the fatigue hasn’t improved. All I can do is to wait it out. It will be over in about a week, I hope.
Drinking lots of liquids, while I stay wrapped in blankets and watching Amazon Prime videos all day was all I could do the first three days. My blankets, box of tissue, and puppy are my best friends this week. The warmer-than-usual weather this week is perfect for our on-going project in the garage. Even with my regular level of fatigue, that job is too much for me.
Normally, working on our garage-cleaning-out project is something I really pace myself at. I’ll work an hour and then rest three. Often, the one hour stretch is all I can do in one day. Yesterday and today, I’ve gone out for an hour 2 times. This will bring me tons of pain tonight, but the garage must be boxed up and organized. With our up-coming move, there is so much work that must be done.
When the show-must-go-on happens, I’m reminded again that having Sjogrens and EDS are really painful disorders. I’m loving the Cherry-Pit heat pack today. The warmth pressing on my lower back is so soothing. No matter what, I’m taking the time to be thankful for the good things.
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Ps. 34:1
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