You know how, when you get the flu, you feel really weak for a couple days?
Imagine getting really weak for 6 weeks. That’s how long I’ve felt like mud.
Now, imagine not knowing how long it will continue…
Imagine if the weakness lasted for a year. Get bitten by a mosquito infected with Chikungunya and the agony can last a year or longer.
Besides having the flu – I’ve not been weak for more than a day at any other time in my entire life except after riding a bike 80 miles or hiking up some of the peaks on Oahu and Maui. It’s really hard to get used to – and getting used to it is necessary because it may not go anytime soon.
A year of this? I’ve been trying to do everything I do anyway and just ignore when I feel like going to sleep, it doesn’t do any good to sleep anyway. I wake up and feel just the same as I did before – weak like I should dig a hole and just crawl in.
Muscle soreness and joint pains with Chikungunya go right along with zapping your energy. I feel like I’m 80 years old with bad arthritis.
Now, imagine having cancer or something else that sucks the energy out of you – not for a year, but for the rest of your life… however long it is until the cancer kills you. Not a real nice way to go, but I’d take it over death by amoebas any day.
Anybody know a Chikungunya support group?