Hi everyone ❤️ I’m going to have to take a break from blogging for a while 😟 On Tuesday morning I got the flu vaccine for the first time ever and it has left me feeling incredibly unwell. Not your usual 24 hour reaction which I was told might occur. It’s triggered unbearable pains in both my legs (from my waist down) and every now and then my arms will fizz/hurt too.
Both of my legs feel like they are on fire and I can hardly walk. I need help going about the place and doing tasks that even with my chronic pain I take for granted. I went into A&E and was given strong tablets that are working (and kinda brought a lil bit of my appetite back) and told I have got influenza A that my sister had to stay in for last week + is still experiencing badly alongside her asthma that is making it hard for her to breathe (we are a sick, sick bunch right now 😂).
This is a progression on from the last influenza (B) that was circulating around the house and despite my strong belief that the vaccine has kicked off the pain in my legs I have been told that I most probably had the flu lingering when I got the vaccine even though I felt fine before I went and had it.
The annoying thing is that at least when I had the flu the last time it blocked out my bad flare-ups but with this influenza I can feel the full force of my migraines on top of it as well as the flu like symptoms hence the reason why I feel it’s best I take a break.
I wish I’d never got the flu jab but there’s no going back now until the worst of it is out of my system. My dad had the vaccine 2 or 3 months ago and he now has the flu so our viewpoint on it has very much changed 😂 There are people I know who have had the jab and are perfectly fine in not being in pain after it but I suppose we are the unlucky few. I suppose severe pain from it is a rarity and most likely has something to do with my undiagnosed illness as stuff like this hits me that bit harder due to doctors saying in the past that it might have been a powerful virus that caused my pain in the first place that never truly went away all of those years ago and just made my immune system weak + susceptible to sickness.
Anyway, the point of this post was to let you know that sadly I won’t be uploading my last few festive posts before the big day (Xmas!) as I don’t want to rush them just so that they’re up 🤷 (I will save them for next year! 😂). I hope this explains why I haven’t responded to recent comments on here. My mind isn’t in it right now and I want to go through all the lovely stuff that has been written to me in a better headspace so that I can fully appreciate it ✨ I need to rest and get this out of the way.
I will be back when I have recovered from this which might be a couple of weeks but you never know with these things, I might feel better sooner. I’ll miss you all dearly 😭🤗 In the moments that the meds kick in I plan on writing future blog posts and I’m VERY excited about having the time to do that as when this started (even though it was a matter of days ago) I thought I’d have to just disappear (and not say goodbye as I could hardly bring myself to write let alone read which annoyed me to no end as I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging so this post is a good sign and I WILL be back!).
I hope that those of you who celebrate Christmas have a good one!! 🎄 I’m not feeling festive at all right now as can be expected 😂 I’m just glad I did all of my prezzie shopping early but you know when it’s cut short and you wish you’d done better? I know it’s the thought that counts but I wanted to get my family one last specific thing to show them I am in loooovvveee with them…ah well, life goes on! (I shall be the gift! 😂).
Thank you for reading, It means a lot! 😊 Take care and have a lovely day ❤️