I can’t even put into words how happy I am that April is over with. Halfway through April I had to spend more time than I care to thinking about my MOG disease and that was not good for my mental health. Honestly, I think one of the hardest aspects of having a chronic illness is the mental and emotional aspect of everything because that can take away from the limited energy you have physically. May 2 was my next infusion date and there are two clinical trials starting this year and we thought I needed to decide before my infusion date if I was willing to take part in them. Basically, there is no FDA approved treatment for my disease, so these two trials are going to hopefully be successful in finding at least one. The one that I am eligible to take part in isn’t going to start until at least the Fall for whatever logistical reasons there are with this stuff so I don’t have to fully decide yet. Which means that I did get my infusion at the start of May and even though this was my third one I have been dealing with a lot of fatigue. I didn’t have any reactions after my second one so it has been frustrating to be dealing with it now. This week has been a lot better than last week so I’m hoping to come out of the fog soon. Especially since I have been reading a ton these last couple of weeks and I’m excited to talk about them all. But enough about me, let’s talk about what I did read in April.
Last month was the Magical Readathon and Dewey’s 24 hour readathon, as well as A Star Reads had a 48 readathon featuring her TBR Game. I completed all the Magical Readathon prompts (minus two books that I’m still currently reading) although I had to keep switching books out for a few of them. I lost my reading mojo halfway through the month so I’ve been gravitating to the smaller books to get my momentum back. Thankfully the two other readathons happened at the end of April and they helped me finish out the month strong. Last month I read 12 books and for a sneak peek I can tell you that I’ve already read 8 books this month. Although, like I said, almost all of them are on the smaller side.