I only have 15 days until the semester and finals are over! It's been pretty hectic and I have literally been working non-stop with work, volunteer work, meetings, classes, projects, and doctor appointments. Tomorrow I have to present a 20 minute speech worth 30% of my grade for my anthropology seminar class, and I have all sorts of other big projects, exams, and assignments to do. In addition to all this, I'm getting my first major surgery right after finals week, and have 4 different doctors involved in it (I've literally not gone 3 days without a doctor appointment, it's kind of annoying.) I'm a little nervous because it's going to be 4 hours long and I've only ever been under anesthesia for like 20 minutes for a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. This upcoming surgery is to remove abnormal tissue--we're not sure if it's cancerous (I'm going for a test to determine that.) I'm hoping this surgery helps some of my issues--we're still not sure if all of this is ME/CFS, but given it hasn't been matched to anything else, my GP feels ME/CFS is the closest match. I've had a lot of bruising all over my body (does anyone get this?), fevers and night sweats/flashes, a deep ache in my bones (especially the joints), no appetite, my side and tummy is swollen, and I have been SOOOOO WEAK and tired. Today I literally felt like I couldn't walk. We already ruled out Leukemia and Lyme's disease, so I'm at a loss to what this could be. Has anyone else had these symptoms or cancer? After my surgery and recovery I'm hoping to take a bit of a break, but am going to work over the summer, do some light volunteering, and get through my math classes (I have like 4 months between Spring semester 2012 and Fall semester 2012, so all that will be stretched over those 4 months.) I'm still upset at my lack of ability to do what I want--I feel like I'm missing out on so much and not able to be as involved with my academic life as I'd like to be. I just wish I could know what's up with all of this... until then, I just keep holding on and trucking along. I hope all is well with everyone else or at least going a bit better than usual.