I really started to think I had the new routine of post-treatment side effects under control. Ha, I know better than that! Since I last updated the fatigue has been better, I still feel the need to crash out in the middle of the day about once or twice a week but not EVERY SINGLE DAY so I was content with that. As long as I stayed on a regular dose of ibuprofen I seemed to be able to tolerate the pain of the muscle and body aches fairly well too.
This week has felt very different. I'm far more tired than I have been lately. Last night I slept over eight hours (that's pretty unheard of for me right now) and still took a three hour nap today. Since I woke up the first time I've showered had plenty of coffee and water, had food, and still... just TIRED! I have a group of girls I like to meet up with on Tuesdays and I haven't gone the last two weeks so I'm really excited to go tonight and yet all I *really* want to do is sleep.
So many people have tried to offer suggestions on ways to try to help me and I just don't think they can fully comprehend just how hard dealing with chronic fatigue is. Even all my doctors, from my specialist to my chiropractor have told me there is just no way for people to understand what I'm going through unless they've dealt with it first hand or treat patients regularly for it (like they do). It's not like I'm not listening either, if something sounds doable I will give it a shot, but really there is no magic way to rid myself of these side effects. I guess I just need to let them run their course and hope that day comes sooner than later!