I'm miserable this week. And it's making me happy. I'm coughing up gunk, sneezing, even slightly nauseous, and I'm still on top of the world. Why? Because it's just a cold. It started on Saturday with a sore throat, and I am already starting to feel better. I can still walk my dog, I am still… Continue reading Just a Cold
We left for Europe, and I rested as much as possible on that trip. I didn't attend the conference, focusing only on paper writing, and generally tried to take it easy. Despite this, I began the week with another cold (approximately the 10th cold or flu I'd had since the beginning of April, meaning I'd… Continue reading Another cold, loss of the use of my left arm
In late August in preparation for classes and a big paper deadline, I slept an average of about 5 and a half hours a night, with interruptions, for a 5 day period. This precipitated the worst downslide I had had yet. First, starting on 8/27, my jaw pained worsened until I was completely unable to… Continue reading Can’t move jaw, hearing problems
My notes during this period: May 20th ... sore throat.. runny nose developed May 23rd ... lymph nodes very swollen, have been stressed and not sleeping very long because of worries about work and my son. Around now I think my lymph nodes stopped getting better (shrinking) in the morning May 30th ... cold seems… Continue reading Stress and little sleep leads to worsening of symptoms
Right after the fatigue returned, I developed flu-like symptoms, probably also brought on by the late nights causing my Lyme disease to progress. However, with two young children who don't sleep through the night attending school and catching colds and the flu themselves, it was naturally assumed that the events reported below were simply a… Continue reading Flu-like symptoms brought on by late nights
I was relieved when the heavy fatigue I had had over christmas/new years was gone by sometime in February/March. I don't remember much else about last spring, in fact one of the things affected by Lyme in my case is my ability to remember things. However, I do recall having serial colds during all of… Continue reading Fatigue lifts and returns … Could it be mold?
All I remember for sure is that by the time Megan and Laura visited on December 7th, I was already so fatigued that I had to go to bed each night around 9 pm or earlier. I also noted that my hair was falling out at a surprising rate. Also around then or before lymph… Continue reading It all begin on a cold day in november or december…