Sleepless nights

It’s been a difficult past 4 days. I barely sleep. I cough constantly. This spasm cough is terrible. Last night was one of the worst nights in 4 days. I bolted upright holding my right shoulder, crying. Getting back to laying position is harder than sitting up, because the arm has to move. So painful. …

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Stills Disease?

I have been searching the Internet for my diagnosis. I think I found the exact match.  The more I read about it, the more it matches.  It seems to match everything I have been going through. It says that most initial onsets of the Adult Stills Disease begin with a high spiking fevers, one major organ…

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Over-exhaustion relapse

On November 18th I felt pretty good!! Great maybe I am ready to go back to work!!!!  I promise I will go slow!!!! My dept. supervisor knows that I will only work 4 hours, and slowly. I was given a light caseload. I was so happy to be at the hospital!! I missed my co-workers so…

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Glimmer of hope, not so

On November 14th, I felt great!!  I guess lying still for a whole month helped!! I thought was getting better. I felt I had kicked this illness. I cleaned the floors in the house, I washed clothes, I went grocery shopping, I cooked a great dinner for my husband. I made a delicious dessert.  But then…

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Sleeping away October

October was such a slow month for me, I slept so much. I  dreamt of returning to the career I love so much.   I love working in the hospital.  I crave the critical knowledge needed for my career to provide treatment, or evaluations for patients. During October my muscles ached constantly. There were mornings that I…

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