The first part of my post is a call for help on behalf of Dawn who writes a blog called Daily Life with "Hidden" Chronic Illnesses, please visit her blog here -
Dawn needs some advice from readers in USA. Here is an excerpt from her recent post:
For anyone reading in the US, do you have any experience or advice for proving a claim for CFS under private disability coverage for short term disability coverage (at least for the moment)? Specifically, unfortunately we are covered under the famous company u*n*u*m.
My doctor is very willing to assist with all paperwork and forms, I do have swollen lymph nodes (especially right now), but don't really have any other "markers" - at least that I'm aware of (which granted is limited knowledge).
If anyone has any helpful info then please either visit her blog or post a comment here. Thanks!
Now … what’s up with ME (haha, no pun intended)
My feelings are all over the place this week. One minute I feel hopeful and the next totally hopeless. My sleep has also been total crap this week and that doesn’t help. I find that mornings are generally ok but by evening the nasties that live in my body start to show themselves! By bedtime I am usually really tired but I just don’t want to go to bed because I know it’s going to be hours of not sleeping and I seem to get lots of other yucky things during the night. I can’t really even explain what I mean, I feel freezing but at the same time think I may be too hot and my vision goes all weird and distorted and it’s SCARY!!! Nothing like a bit of FEAR to keep you awake!! Hahaha I’d probably get less spooked if I weren’t here alone, but I am, so bad bloody luck really!
On the upside I have started taking PreDop which seems to be making a difference with brain function and also my general stuff, POTS like symptoms especially. So that is all good news!! I have been this week for more tests to check on HerpesVirus6. I had somehow failed to tell my Dr that I have had Shingles 3 times in the last 18 months, so if my blood shows high levels I may be a candidate for anti virals?? We shall see….
Well that’s about it at the moment I think. Thanks everyone who has been leaving comments … I read them all with joy even if I don’t always get back to you (sorry ) LOL.