Monday Update Postponedon 03/19/2013 at 2:24 am
I got sick again this week, so I’m behind on my work. I’ll try to catch up by Friday, and at least by the following Monday for sure.
I thought I’d talk about the kind of fevers I get pretty often in case anybody was wondering or was worried about my health.
Put it behind a cut here, in case it gets tl;dr.
For the last 6 months or so, I’ve been getting sick with a fever almost once a month (not every month, but at least 1 out of 3). It’s usually a low fever and nausea. While the fever is never over 101 F, it doesn’t go back down below 99.5 even when I take medicine for it. So I spend the whole two or three days all shaking and hot/cold with a stomach ache. Sometimes I can continue working while I’m sick, and other times I can’t.
I’ve read this is really common for women around their PMS cycle to have low immunity and catch colds and such. I also have a severe PMS to begin with, so these things combined can put me out of commission for a few days at a time.
I’m taking some measures to improve my overall health, like eating more vitamin-rich foods and exercising every day. So far in my life, I’ve just been focused on whatever project I’m working on. Some days I don’t even remember to eat because I get so focused. I’ve always been underweight for my height, and my weight fluctuates more than it probably should. So, while I’m resolving to work harder on my comic goals, I have to know when to take a break to do my exercises and eat right.
I’m also saving up some money so that I can afford at least low-end health care options. I’ve been told my problems could go away with something as simple as birth control, so that’s something I’m going to look into.
But for now, I’m just working on being healthy and increasing my body weight. It’s a long-term solution though, so I might be troubled with this for a while longer.
Thanks everyone for being patient and all your support.