Day 18 Chronic Illness Challenge

We are well over halfway through the Chronic Illness Challenge.  On day 18 we explore the question:  Do you think you have become a better person through being ill? Explain.

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Days 13 – 17 Chronic Illness Challenge

Work got in the way once again and I fell behind in my chronic illness challenge.  I am determined to see it through to the end, so I will post answers to multiple questions today to make up for the loss.

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My Chaotic Thanksgiving Thoughts

My thoughts this Thanksgiving are a bit chaotic.  This is my first Thanksgiving where I will not be around family or friends.  I’m not quite sure how to deal with the situation.

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What did the doctor say?

I have been doing the best I can to cope with the fatigue that I mentioned in Breaking out of my Routine.  I finally got to see the doctor, but the hardest part was waiting for the results.

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Sleeping Lemur

Why Am I so Tired?

For some time now, I have felt exhausted frequently, and had little desire to do anything.  It has been difficult for me to get things done.

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The Next Level of Fitness


I talked about the results of my weight loss challenge in my blog post, Did I win the weight loss challenge?.

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Was I being a stubborn patient?

Earlier this year, I switched to a cheaper insurance plan without doing a proper investigation.  I should have taken the time to find out if my neurologist takes my new insurance.  They did not take my new insurance, so I could not see my neurologist.

I am happy to say that I have switched to a new health insurance plan.  I did my homework this time, and my neurologist does take this health insurance.  I have an appointment to see her next year.

She is probably not very happy with me.  I made the decision to simply wait until I have new insurance to see her again.   As a result, I haven’t seen her in over 6 months.

Was I being a stubborn and rebellious patient?  Probably. However, she knows my history and does a great job of monitoring my condition.  It is important for me to have a specialist that I trust.