It’s the end of January 2022. I haven’t been back to work this semester. It’s weird. I just cannot manage the fatigue right now. It’s been incessant.
Luckily, I still had some sick leave. Not a lot, so now we’re in pay dock mode. On January 24th, at a follow-up with my doctor, after seeing my labs, added reactivated EBV (mono) to the CFS and Fibromyalgia and extended my medical leave until February 14th. She added an antiviral that will hopefully help suppress the EBV. I’ve been on it a week now. Fingers crossed. I need to get back to work.
Most of the time I’ve been off, I’ve been in bed. Sleeping a lot. Resting. The brain fog has been something else. I don’t really read nor watch a lot of TV. I’m just laying in bed. My teaching partner at work has had to do everything. She’s been awesome!
My husband has also been great. I’ve been chronically I’ll for years now, but it’s been awhile since it’s been really bad like this. He’s my rock. I’m grateful to have his support every day. My mom as well. She lives right next door and has kept an eye on me this past month. I couldn’t do it without these two.
The weather today is just nasty. It’s about 60, but it’s been raining all day. By Thursday, we’re supposed to have a hard freeze. I hope things dry out so we can get the plants covered up.
I’m adding some pictures I took when it was a sunny, beautiful Texas winter day. We’ve had several of those so I guess I can’t complain about a rainy day. Plus, it’s not like I’m up doing things lol I hope you all had a great January. For my friends up north, hang in there. We’re moving towards spring slowly but surely. Take care -b