This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you click and buy, I may receive a small commission (at zero cost to you). Please see my full disclosure policy for details.
Man it has been over a month since I last posted on The Joyous Living. So much has been happening or not happening depending on how you look at it but I wanted to give a quick update because lets be honest I really miss blogging and my amazing blogging community.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
For those of you who are keeping tabs on me, you’ll know that I came down with a bad cold that developed into tonsillitis early/mid November. One thing led to another and suddenly I was literally on my back my mid November with the most excruciating pain I had experienced, an inability to read/focus on a computer screen or book (still not very good so please excuse any spelling errors as I type), and a fatigue that would not seem to lift. There were/are other problems I have faced with relation to this strange disease but those were the worst. I went back and forth from one GP to another in London and was diagnosed with Post Viral Fatigue/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which I had never heard of before — sounded like a made up disease to me. Seriously who calls in sick from uni or work saying they have ‘post viral fatigue’, I thought.
|At A&E with the amazing Natasha (24 November 2014)|
Long story short I had to file for mitigating circumstances at uni and praise the LORD that was accepted and my tutors/teachers have all been amazingly helpful and supportive. My friends in London were also true heroes – in particular big shout outs to Natasha, Olga and Mafe – and my mum flew out to London on Thanksgiving Day (!) and brought me home to California to recuperate. I really don’t know what I would have done without all these wonderful people supporting me… I am so very grateful!
|Floral Bouquet from Angela’s Florist (Thanks Bridge Girls! xx)|
Surrounded by Love
I have been back in California for the past twenty days (how time flies!) and have been blessed to have my dear friends Laurie and Heather come to visit and lovely bouquets of flowers from Audrie and the ladies at the Bridge. I have also received some truly delicious homemade soups from the incredible Karin Wall and a treat bag and card from the lovely Negrey ladies that brought such smiles to my face. For the most part I have been laying low, taking pain medication and becoming best friends with my heating pad (O the wonders!).
|Healthy Hair (Thanks LoriAnn Miller @ Texture Hair Salon)|