Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fifty Two Days

Today is the 52nd day on Valcyte. It's been a rough ride but I think I might be having improvements. Since Saturday I've been able to leave the house for at 2-4 hours at a time except for Monday.

Today I shouldn't have left the house because I was feeling really achey and really fatigued. When I was first getting sick we went to visit my dad on my birthday. I was so overcome with fatigue that at one point I just laid down on the patio outside and slept for hours. I knew something was wrong but thought it would be remedied with rest and a good diet.

I figure if I can at least do short updates, it's better than nothing at all. The depression has been so bad I've just been struggling to get through the day. Luckily I've had a nice break from the depression as well (it's there in the background but not overwhelming). I'm aware that it's Valcyte induced depression-hopefully for a good reason.

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  1. Good news! So glad you have been able to get out some...

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  2. Hurray!! I'm so glad to hear you're finally seeing some improvement and have been able to get out of the house a little - that can make such a difference.

    Such a severe herx on Valcyte should (hopefully) mean some good improvement is on its way next for you.

    I just discovered I still have Lyme (I stoppped doxy 3 weeks ago when the specialist thought I was recovered), so I'm looking ahead to a brand new herx period again.

    I'm so glad to hear you can maybe now see a light at the end of the tunnel. I hope it continues to get better for you!

    Sue

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  3. I'm glad you can get out some, too. When I have days like that and can just go one place I feel like the sky's opened and the angels are smiling.

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