My ME relapse is bad and I don’t see any sign of it lifting. Sleeping (if you can call nightmarish sweaty semi-consciousness “sleeping”) about 20 hours a day and the other 4 hours are even rougher. The pain is so bad I keep blacking out. Some fits. Vasovagal? Is that what they call it when the body shuts off its blood supply to the brain for a few seconds in self-defence against unbearable pain? That.
Last winter started exactly the same way, with a three-or-four week flu followed by a deep relapse, then it went into two whacks of double pneumonia (one either side of Christmas) and going blind in one eye despite a failed repair surgery in February after I tore my retina to shreds in one of January’s pneumonia choking fits.
It was a scarily dangerous five months and I want to avoid a repeat of it if at all possible.
I was planning to put my blog and newsletter on holiday for December anyway, but I’m going to start it now. No choice really. I hope that by January I’ll have recovered sufficiently to talk in a straight line. I’ll keep my twitter live because that’s so undemanding. So I’ll see you over there occasionally, and back here on the blog in January.