After falling ill In early September 2010, I have been fighting fatigue for 2 years.
Labor day 2010 my family and I went to the camp for the weekend. I spent some time working on the shed, mowing, had a big cookout and spent some time with the family.
Tuesday after labor day weekend I started feeling bad. I brushed it off as getting too hot in the 100 degree heat of the previous weekend. By the end of Tuesday I was running a low grade fever of around 99 – 100. Nausea set in Tuesday night.
By Thursday night / Friday morning my fever was up to 101 and would not break. A little after midnight my wife rushed me to the local emergency room here in Jasper Texas. I was admitted to the hospital Friday, and was released, Monday.
While at the hospital I was tested for all kinds of stuff – lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, hepatitis, the flu,,, and dozens of other diseases, and every test came back negative.
Before I fell ill after labor day weekend I had been working out for almost 2 months. I was getting in shape, losing weight and feeling great.
After I fell ill I did not have the energy to do anything.
Over the past two years I fell into a depression and put on a lot of weight. Through most of my life I have been mindful of my weight and my level of physical fitness. After that illness, I did not have the energy to do anything.
In the past few weeks I feel some of my old energy coming back, but just a little bit.
If the lack of energy was not enough, the weight gain and lack of exercise is playing havoc with my health. I just wish I felt like I did before I got sick in September of 2010.
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