Limping Along

Ruled out: COVID, heart failure, cancer, and blood clots.

Twelve hours in emergency, under intense scrutiny revealed no answers. Symptoms continue.

You need “restorative rest” the ER doctor emphasized. “Hire help if you can.”

I suspect this is just another stage in my journey with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. The least amount of effort tires me, leaves me breathless. I have been here before. This too will pass.

Meantime, I limp along, grasping normalcy when a window opens.

Your thoughts and prayers mean so much. I’ll keep checking in.

(Photo mine. Thank goodness for the abundance of nature within my view.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

45 thoughts on “Limping Along

  1. Wow, VJ, 12 hours in the ER and you pretty much diagnose the problem yourself. It is good to know what is not going on though. How frustrating and I wonder how much deja vu you are feeling, having gone this way before from what I recall. “Resting” isn’t as easy as it sounds – especially when you feel awful. And tired. I am also sending healing thoughts your way. What a year it’s been!

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  2. Thanks for the update. Sorry it’s not more definitive. Glad you have nature all around and that good health care system working despite our pandemic. I hope your Christmas is peaceful and full of love.
    Hugs, Sarah

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