Yes, it has been an awful year. Well my first 2 to 3 weeks of therapy for my back the pain got so much better but then my father fell and I was trying to help him and something else happened and the pain got worse again but not as bad as originally. I still feel pretty exhausted a lot of the time to curious
Eventually I stopped the therapy to take a break but I have to tell you the pain is not gone. I still have that weird pain in my back and pain around my ribs and when I eat- it feels very bloated and uncomfortable. And like when I had the pneumonia it gets worse when my blood sugar goes low. I have to eat more and drink juice and I am gaining weight from it even though it is not really that much more than what I usually eat.
I mean with the diabetes and everything I barely eat compared to the past, but I guess the insulin makes me gain weight. I am using a lot more basal the past year or so just to control blood sugar in the normal range.
Maybe it is also my thyroid I may need to adjust the medication I have not had a blood test for a while because I forgot to make the next appointment at my endo last time, I usually get tested every three months or so. And with a spike in Covid in my area I do not want to go to a lot of appointments so I hope I can do the visit virtually and just go to the lab to get the blood work.
I have to talk to my gp and ask her what is going on. My lungs are still not back to normal- if I get near any type of dust or anything I start coughing right away and I have to use my inhalers a lot more than before the Covid. I feel like I am trying to take a deep breath a lot of the time and I can’t get that last breath of air in deep in my lungs. I have coughing asthma so I often have the feeling, it is a lot worse since the pneumonia/Covid.
I have been too exhausted dealing with everything else to talk to my doctor about all of this yet, I plan ask her about maybe going to an infectious disease specialist due to the reactivation of EBV which she had suggested when I told her about the test results.
Apart from that the worst thing is my knee- I just hope this gets better soon and I’m not gonna need some type of surgery. Because going up and down the stairs with one leg, usually down, is making my back and everything worse.