First things first: Short Term Disability is still under review and could take 45 days, possibly longer. Medical Leave was denied and has to be looked at yet again. I'm so close to giving up on fighting with leave management, but I won't.
As for me I'm much less stressed out these days but I think it's causing me to crash. I finally am living alone in a house that I love in a neighborhood I adore. There was a lot of change and drama leading up to getting to this chapter in my life and now that I've finally had a chance to relax I feel like my body is shutting down. My aches and pains over the last week have been far worse than they've been in some time and I'm easily sleeping 12+ hours or napping multiple times a day unless I force myself to stay awake. Today for example I want nothing more than to go back to sleep but at the same time want to do some cleaning around the house and am afraid if I take a nap I might not wake up until tonight. Sigh. As I type this my arms and shoulders are becoming more and more sore. My hands aren't hurting as bad as I've mentioned previously so that's good, it tends to come and go though so in two days that could be a completely different story.
All in all I'm hanging in fairly well. I only have until the second week of January to keep doing this thing and given how quickly September came and went (well it'll be over tonight anyway) I have no doubt that the next three or so months will cruise right by as well. Thank god for that!!