Monday, May 9, 2011

Don't Give Up On The Curmudgeon!!

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted! Please don't give up on me, y'all!

I've had lots to say, but haven't had the energy to post.  Now, I know you're thinking, "um..." But for the last couple of years I've had this bone-crushing fatigue that the Dr.'s seem to think is nothing, but my body knows is something. A lot of days all I can do is sit in front of the computer or TV.  A few months ago it got WAY worse, and it turns out I had Mono (For the second time. I thought you could only get it once, what a neat surprise!). Some days I have to stop after my shower and take a rest. It's really bad.

 I've had blood work upon blood work, and all my labs come back "normal", but most days I'm too tired to even read. Now, saying that I'm too tired to read only means something when you understand that to me, books are like air. I read ALL THE TIME. And I read everything (except newspapers). Cereal boxes, product boxes, if the tp had writing on it I'd read it before I used it...

Any hoo! Don't give up on me, please, I love ya, and I'm trying!


  1. You may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Yes, it's real and many doctors aren't educated about it. I find doctors don't believe things exist if there is no test for it, or they don't have the skill to do the right testing - your in a painful limbo. See "How to be Sick" by Bernhard and check Chronic Fatique Centers. It's a serious and/or debilitating illness for many people, as are other undiagnosed illnesses that "don't exist". I'd go on a rant about doctors but it might be irreverant. Hope your feeling better soon.

  2. Hmmm Rori do you mind sending me your email address? The link is on my website. I may have some useful literature to send to you. I am not trying to do a virtual doctor's consultation though so if you prefer not to that is ok with me too.

    EBV (infectious mononuclesosis) is a known cause of tiredness. Also once you get it, you carry the virus for the rest of your life and it can reactivate. However usually this occurs without any of the initial symptoms.

    But what Savannah says may be a possibility as all your lab work has been normal. Some small studies indicate that mono may be a risk factor for CFS. But more research is needed. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome remains controversial in the medical world and is not well understood so many doctors try to avoid making this diagnosis.