Well, I finally got to see my own doctor; even though I had an appointment, it still took an hour and a half wait just to see him for about 6 minutes. I definitely think the health system needs more work to improve waiting times, because that is getting ridiculous.
After an examination, the doctor said that I did indeed suffer from a very nasty virus, but that it has come and gone. What is bothering me now is something called Post Viral Syndrome; which accounts for my chronic fatigue, lack of appetite and continued severe coughing fits. (I’ve been so tired out that I sometimes end up sleeping anywhere from 10-15 hours on a particularly bad day, and I’ve already lost at least 5lbs from not eating regularly.)
Basically he told me to continue following the regimen that I have been doing; resting, avoiding stress, trying to eat regularly, taking daily multi-vitamins, as well as cough drops and hot tea to soothe my throat. However, he did give me a special bronchial inhalor, which will hopefully lessen the worst of the symptoms in about 2-3 weeks, any longer than that and I should return to see him.
Basically, it means that if I really rest myself up beforehand, I can manage to make it out to an event, but I should expect to be totally wiped out for the next few days (it’s referred to as the “payback effect”). The best part is that I now have my houseboy toriko to act as my chauffeur to events, so I do not have to tire myself out with the stress of driving and such. It makes it a lot easier for me to even *consider* going out nowadays, because it’s absolutely dangerous to be driving and to be hit by one of my coughing fits… And if I don’t get to go out and be with my kinky friends, or even just to get out of the house, I begin to go stir-crazy.
So, my apologies to some of my friends who have not heard from me in a while, or haven’t received replies to emails — I’m still so wiped out that I am absolutely backlogged on tons of personal and kink-related correspondence.