Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hate to blog and run...

...but it's 12:09 and this girl needs some sleep!

However, I wanted to stop by, mostly because I haven't blogged since the 1st of November! Don't worry, I haven't abandoned the project; life just got in the way. Between sickness, the holidays, and my computer being busted until today (hallelujah! I am truly a child of the digital age), there was simply no blogging to be had. Oh, I also attempted to take part in National Novel Writing Month during November, during which a bunch of fanatic writers attempt to write a whole novel (50,000 words or more) during November. Unfortunately, I didn't finish, but it was still good fun, and I have every intention of getting back to that poor, lonely, unfinished manuscript... any day now...

I've also been medically busy, per usual. I'm pursuing a doctor who specializes in chronic fatigue, chronic Lyme, and things like that; I'm looking into a possible Lyme diagnosis; and I've even been trying out a, get this, magnetic bed the past couple of weeks. I kid you not. I met a lady with a similar condition who has had fantastic results with it. It was worth a try, but I'm sad to report that I don't notice that much change. Actually, my sleep has been a little poorer because it's become a bit uncomfortable. Well, c'est la vie. Always worth a try! I'm still interested in alternative therapies, and I'm looking into finding a nutritionist to help me craft a better diet. I really don't eat that well, if I'm honest with myself, and I've always gotten away with it because I'm young and have a good metabolism. But there's so much more to good nutrition than weight management, and I really think I would benefit from learning more about eating the right foods to increase energy and overall health. So I'll let you all know how that goes.

I have way more to say, but I'm going to save it for later this week and just leave you all with my last big piece of news: I'm going back to school this semester! It's VERY part-time (2 classes, once a week each), and it's local, so I can continue to live at home, which tends to make things easier for me, having a built-in support system for when I relapse. I'm pretty nervous about it (and about paying it and all the extra anxiety-producers that go into schooling), but I'm hopeful too, and excited to be taking another step toward graduation, independence, adulthood...

I'm truly hoping that 2010 is my year. :)

What are you all hoping for in 2010?


  1. Welcome back! I wondered if everything was OK with you - glad to hear it is. Congratulations on going back to school!! That's awesome, and it sounds like a reasonable schedule.

    It's good that you're looking into Lyme. I know many, many people with CFS who also had Lyme. As you probably know, the tests are unreliable, but most Lyme experts feel the only real test is to try doxycycline (the prefreed abx for Lyme) and see if it affects you (either better or worse). If you want to know more, search for Lyme on my blog. My case is unusual, as I've had CFS for 8 years and just got Lyme 18 months ago, but I've learned a lot since then. I'll be interested to hear how things go for you!

    Hope you don't mind - I gave someone your blog address last week. It was a young girl in Australia (19 I think) with CFS and very isolated with no one to talk to. I gave her your blog as an example of someone else on the young side dealing with CFS.


  2. Congratulations on getting back to school! I agree with Sue, the schedule sounds reasonable. Glad to hear you're back too.

    50,000 words in one month??? Sheesh. I'm impressed and in addition I love your positive attitude! :)

  3. That's awesome! Good luck with the school. I'm pulling for you.
    Oh yeah, and is there any chance you'll publish part of your novel on here for all us to enjoy? I think that'd be fun!



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