Welp, I’ve been AWOL since July-ish because…you guessed it… I haven’t been feeling well again.
You know those pharmaceutical commercials about fibromyalgia where the women are describing how they used to have energy and in the background their dishes (and their lives) are piling up on them? That’s pretty accurate. However, with the list of symptoms I already experience from day-to-day, I personally do not take any drugs like that because there are too many side effects that sound like my symptoms! Ha!
I even had to give up the crazy hair dye, because it had ingredients in it that might have been part of the problem. BOO! 😦
It’s not that I haven’t been able to write while I was sick, it’s that I would probably write really cranky stuff. Blogging to me feels more personal than a social media post, so I’ve kept up on posting lucky Halloween socks and odd musings. But believe me, when my autoimmune symptoms ramp up I don’t feel very entertaining or nice.
“You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” ~Hulk
So, once again I’m on the rebound, and getting back on track. I’ve used my down time as best as I could, planning for the near future and trying to stay hopeful. Unfortunately, I’ve had to postpone some of my travel plans and appearances so that I can continue to rest and recover. I sincerely appreciate all the patience and understanding I’ve received in re-working my schedule.
So how do I cheer myself up? I drink my coffee from a cauldron and wear cozy Halloween socks, of course. Because it’s October? Um, sure.
Goddess knows if I ever make really great money at writing I will be first in line to fund medical research to end the autoimmune merry-go-round for all of us. ENOUGH ALREADY!
Don’t worry–I’ve got a Halloween-ish blog post coming in the next week or so, but at the very least I wanted to post this so you all didn’t think I dropped off the face of the earth.
If you’re interested, I’m currently reading “The Martian” by Andy Weir*, which is now the top new movie. It was originally published in 2011 as an e-book, then in print in 2014. So far it is an awesome read, I highly recommend it! *Contains adult language, as one would expect from a person who is abandoned and trying to survive alone on Mars with limited resources. Love the first line. 😉
(If you want to know more about my journey with Hashimoto’s thyroid, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, and food allergies, feel free to read some of my previous blog posts below. I’ve tried just about everything known to mainstream and not-so-mainstream medicine. Please also share it with anyone you know who may be struggling with the same thing. If nothing else, maybe they’ll feel less invisible and alone.)