The Middle GroundOctober 4, 2018
Definitely don’t know what’s going on with my body but as is commonly the case it orbits my stomach. Was feeling a bit better yesterday–until I decided to have some desert. My body reacted with extreme fatigue and I more or less feel immediately into a slumber. When I woke up I began experiencing acute swelling in my stomach, joints, throat, head. I tried to be proactive, drank several glasses of water + Miralax over a course over a couple of hours. Woke up this morning feeling completely hung over (something not atypical to my condition) but was able to extricate a fair supply of crud from my bowels. I took half a Zithromax (an antibiotic often given for Reactive Arthritis due to diverticulitis, which I have no doubt is a huge part of my problem) and my body has been trying to figure out what the hell to do with itself ever since. Acute swelling in my gut. Some inflammation in my lungs and head. Slight inflammation in my lymph notes. Headache comes and goes. I really need to find a good gut specialist but my experience with them so far has not been great. I’m just fine they tell me (even during times of my life I’ve shat blood). Need to find a doctor who specializes in inflammatory responses but again, they just tell me I don’t have the typical diseases. It’s frustrating to have such clear symptoms but not have any treatment plan, to continue to struggle with them every day. A normal person would not come to work if they were feeling the way I do today. But I continue to come in. I’m stuck in the middle ground, not quite sick enough to warrant going to the ER, not healthy enough to live.
I gotta go.