Jen I totally know what you are talking about
. It was hard to watch my kids not be able to go to school or even to the pool.
I do have some things that made me feel better...some tricks of the trade if you will.
Make your bedroom a place that you love.
I had mine painted a very pretty teal. I got the best pilllows and so on.
Then a soft light for by your bed. My lighting had to be very soft. This can be done with lower watt bulbs too.
I got a singing canary...Sanatra...lol...and whenever he sees me...he burst out in song for me.
Get orchids from hoe depot..and put them all over the place. Flowers make me happy. And cut flowers die to fast.
Get a animal of some sort for company. We now have a rabbit...hop hop, that is potty trained and begs when we
open the frig for carrrots.
Get some one to go to target to get you a scrap book and the fun stuff that they sell to make them cool.
Make scrap books of your life up till now. I had so much stuff that I had not put together.
And rest assured that this bad time will pass. And know that being home with a loving family is the most important thing anyways.
I use to love to cook....chop up things....make sauces.....try difficult stuff in my favorite Italian books.
Or learn how to make a cake or bread from scratch. The smell of food cooking and making something pretty and tasty made me feel better too.
Hope this helps some.
My whole family got very sick back in 2002 while spending our summer in Martha's Vineyard. We found tiny ticks all over us. My symptoms were too many to list.
But the worst of them was heart problems, depression, pain in evey joint , vertigo, dementia, fever, anxiety, migrains, bad night sweats, nightmares, insomnia, awful fatique, memory loss. And then unable to finish a sentence, drive, cook, and care for children.
Took me till 2009 to get treatment that worked. I tried everything else.
Alternative medicine worked for me.
My 6 year old developed insomia, moods swings, cogintive problems, pain in joints, and depression and anixiety and OCD.
My 11 month old developed severe arthritis and nausea, and migrains and fatigue.
Lyme is a battle. I am now trying to get my children the same treatment that I received at Envita.