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Two years of fatigue

Two years of fatigue
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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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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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