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Feeling Down And Very Unwell Chronic Illness

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Feeling Down And Very Unwell Chronic Illness

Well it’s not an easy thing to discuss online but I have been feeling really down and very unwell over the past month. I’m not sure what it is and I can’t quite figure it out but I have been feeling very unwell for about 4 weeks and things are getting very hard for me.

I have been struggling to concentrate and feeling very upset. I struggle to write my blog posts and I have found myself having more headaches and feeling more sad and upset than usual. This is not normal for me. I can usually cope well with the illness and conditions I have but I just feel totally overwhelmed.

I told my husband, I need a break. I need to stop blogging and just have lots of bed rest for a while but the reality is I can’t stop. I need to blog to help cover the cost of life dependent medication which I cannot get via the NHS so I don’t feel I have a choice. I also love my blog, I just feel like I have no drive, no motivation and my head hurts too much.

So I have made an action plan. I have three posts scheduled for this week. I am going to set them to go out on the days they are due and cut back on any promotion work I would usually do. I think I will take a week off from Instagram and daily promotion work and do the bare minimum I can to keep this blog plodding along. I will rely on my trusty VA to take over for the week as I cannot do this right now.

I don’t want to feel this way and I am off to the GP to see what is causing me to feel so sick. I have nausea, headaches, cannot focus and just feel really sad. I may be becoming a little depressed in fact but we shall see what happens.

The good news is I have my family and my dogs and it’s my birthday on Friday. I am overwhelmed and sad but grateful for what I have. Sometimes I just need to say how I am feeling and this is it.

So yes, this is me and my life and my goal is to get through the next week and rest up. I am going to do some art work in my bed. I am enjoying drawing and John bought me some lovely things for my birthday including a book I have been wanting for a while and I will try to enjoy this during the week. I’m really happy about getting this book.

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I will get over this difficult patch but just saying, I am down and need to rest.

Angela

26 Comments

  1. Oh hun, give me a call if you need to talk. It saddens me that you are going through this and that you still have to work despite being unwell. I hope that you will be rewarded with good health soon. Sending all my love, please rest and let other people help you out! x

  2. I have struggled with depression for 20 years and some days are easier then others. Realizing when you need a mental break from life just means you need to nuture yourself a little more. I hope things get easier for you.

  3. You need a cat…..cats are proven to reduce depression episodes by up to 33%. Plus I think you need to have your eyes checked,you might straining them too much being in front of the computer on a daily basis.

  4. Sorry you feel so poorly. I find far too much time is spent promoting posts etc on social media. I think cutting that right back won’t be a problem because I’m not sure that the time invested in that is always worth the effort.

    1. thanks. I agree. I think in the long term it may be worth it but yes, it’s a balancing act and one week of seriously cutting back won’t harm me.

  5. I’m sorry to hear that you have been feeling down. I usually get this way in November too, as the month brings the colder weather. Hopefully a break will have you back to yourself in no time.

  6. I’m off to find that book, thanks for showing it. I don’t know how this works, but if you had a link to Amazon, you could earn money from people buying it. I hope you fee better soon.

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