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.


Renee said...

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

Sue Jackson said...

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!


Pris said...

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.