As many of you have noticed over the past couple months, I've taken quite the bloggy hiatus and have been pretty absent from the interwebs! Part of me wishes to apologize at my absence, but a bigger part of me does not; while I truly did miss blogging and connecting with my friends, fans, and readers, it felt so good to be out enjoying 'real life.'
The good news is that I was able to fully enjoy 'real life' from the end of March until about the beginning of September, which, if some of you know my situation, is HUGE for me!
I had the chance to explore new and exciting things, found my passion for exercise and was up to exercising 3 to 4 times a week, took 3 trips into Chicago for different events (to be blogged about in the coming future), met new friends and hung out with them all quite frequently, danced like nobody was watching, fell
In the nearly 10 years I've been sick, I've never had a stretch of time so jam packed with 'normal' 20-something year old things before and I drank in every. single. bit. I even decided to go for it and sign up for a few college classes at the local community college I've been attending on and off for the past 5 years.
Fast forward to the beginning of August. I know my body and when I woke up one morning, I knew something was different. I felt different; I felt more fatigued then usual and my pain level was a wee bit high. I attributed it to lack of sleep and figured if I took care of myself a little better, I'd be back up and go-go-going again in no time.
But with the changing of the seasons and the coming Fall, in the back of my mind I knew this was inevitable.
The annual relapse.
Since then, I've slowed down considerably from my go-go-go self. I had to recently break out Rollin' Blue Thunder a.k.a RBT (the walker) on occasion. The pain level the last few days has gotten quite high and doesn't seem to want to let up. The fatigue is a daily drain and has me back to explaining to people in Spoon Theory.
All in all, things are pretty touch and go yet again.
I, however, am in better spirits then I would be and have been in years past when this inevitably happened because of the good memories I made and the things I got to experience this year. Knowing I've had the best year yet gives me hope things will just keep getting better; slowly of course, but that's how and why you learn to thoroughly enjoy the good times when they're presented to you.
Love you all!