I have been having a ME/CFS flare this week and I spend most of my days in bed or on the couch sleeping. Fortunately, my work schedule this week was Sunday, Friday and Saturday so I have had a few days to do nothing but rest. We are into the third week of remodeling our kitchen and my husband has been laid off from work so he has bene able to do everything himself with the help of his best friend. I have been able to help him a few days but for the most part I haven’t been very useful for him.
It is nice to be out working again a few hours a week but it is times like these when I wish I wouldn’t have went back to work. The flares are getting more frequent since I got the job six months ago. I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet but when I feel like I do today the thought of calling and giving my two weeks notice is very appealing.
With this flare I am finding the pain to be worse than normal. Usually when I have a ME/CFS flare it is usually just the overwhelming exhaustion. I guess with the phlebitis in my leg and the Fibromyalgia it is all acting up. I had a massage on Tuesday and I felt really bad afterward. I wonder why that is. I have always loved having massages but this time I felt completely drained after it was over, and not in a relaxed way either.
I have to work tomorrow so I hope the flare eases up by then. I have already had to call in and miss one day since I started. I don’t want to have to call off again.
I’ve been having a lot of trouble taking full breaths, too, especially at night, and I’ve found my heart racing more than usual. The increased sleep for me is a given in the fall — not that expecting it makes it any easier to deal with.
(Whoops, meant to post this under your latest entry.)