wanted to give an update on my status in case anyone comes to this post and reads it and wants to know more about my progress. (as i said, it's hard when i read people's updates and then they disappear). today is my 1 month completed of valcyte and famvir and i have not stayed as good as i was when i last posted. i've had fatigue, slight sore throat, hallucinations of odd sensations, muscle pain, and severe allergies. i usually have allergies, but these were more intense and difficult that any other year i can remember. i lost a lot of sleep three nights in a row, which of course aggravated everything. i'm now taking allergy meds at night to at least try for better sleep. in the first and second week i was able to take long walks, work on my art, and practice light qi gong. i was also able to cook, run short errands, and meditate. all of this was more than i could do before starting the medicine. now i'm really needing to check in with myself all day to see where my needs are. energy waxes and wanes and i adjust accordingly. hope everyone is doing well.