Lucy I’m Home

I’m blogging again. You’ll notice some changes over the next few weeks. Instead of solely writing about things that happen in Vancouver, I intend to focus my blog on my life in Vancouver.

My absence from blogging has occurred for a plethora of reasons, primarily health difficulties. For as long as I can remember I have never had as much energy as my friends, I was constantly sick, moody, and in pain. Over the years I heard a number of diagnoses; depression, borderline thyroid disorder, side effects from my chronic migraines. It’s been frustrating; no treatment has ever worked and I always wind up at square one.

One of the first things that happened to me after moving to Vancouver was another flare up. I had no energy, I was incredibly moody and in constant pain. After various treatments and more diagnoses, I was finally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in mid summer.

Since then, life has been quite the struggle and I’m only still functioning because of the amazing treatment I’m finally receiving and the constant support from my loving boyfriend. Thanks to both of them I’m actually well on the road to recovery and can get back to living my life.

Because my life has been so tumultuous recently I want to change the focus of my blog for the next while so I can write about getting better. I don’t talk much about my illness because I can’t stand people feeling sorry for me and I will likely write little about my actual physical condition. I intend to focus on what I’m doing to get better and the progress I’m making.

Please, when you read what I write, don’t feel sorry for me. The last few months have been some of the hardest of my life but I am getting better. If I hadn’t been as sick as I was the doctors wouldn’t have found out what was wrong with me and how to treat it. I’m looking forward to this journey.

While it’s only a small gesture and in no way can fully express my thanks for the amount or magnitude of support he has given me, I dedicate this post to my other half, The Patmeister of Too Much Geography.


About Reddekoppter

Erin is a communications specialist living in Vancouver. She became obsessed with the social contract in university and will not be friends with you if you don't follow it. You can also call her Red Erin. Find her on twitter at @reddekoppter
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