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How I’m coping with being ill…

I know this post is called ‘how I’m coping with being ill’ but the truth is…. I’m not! I’ve been that ill these past few weeks that my doctor has given me a sick note and advise that I have a minimum of two weeks resting. I’m supposed to be returning to work on Monday but I actually don’t think I’m well enough to!

There’s been days in the past two weeks where I have really struggled to get out of bed. There have also been days where I thought I was getting better but then by the end of the day I’d always feel awful again!

What have you been doing to try and get yourself better?

Well, one thing that I have been doing is I’ve been staying active! I’ve been going to the gym most days and also going for a walk with my mum and the dog every day. I’m not sure how much good this is doing me as I’ll always feel so bad after doing it, but surely staying active has got to help?

Other than that I’ve mainly just been resting. Sleeping when I need to sleep and having a lie down if I need to.

What are the next steps?

I’ve now been referred to a gynecologist to see if I have endometriosis. This appointment is in the next few weeks so hopefully I can finally get a diagnosis (only a year later…).

I’ve also been given some really strong painkillers which don’t actually do much for the pain but I guess it’s always worth keeping up.

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