Monday, April 27, 2009

Recovering

I had quite a few days in a row of pushing myself too far, so now I'm trying to take care of myself and recover a bit.

With Ken gone for most of the week, I was doing a lot more around the house than I usually do, and I wasn't sleeping well. Plus, after feeling so sick for the past 6 weeks from my Lyme herx, I was trying to make up for lost time. In short, I was ignoring all signals from my body and pushing past my limits just about every day. The result? I've been SO tired for the past few days! I've been barely functioning through the morning, until I take my nap (then the day's almost over).

Also, after joining Facebook last week, I was spending WAY too much time on the computer. But it's so much fun! I've been looking at old photos of my friends and I when we were teens (all the girls had the exact same hairstyle), reminiscing, catching up with college friends I haven't seen in over 20 years, and connecting with all my cousins. Fun but too much time upright for me.

My car broke down this weekend (yes, again!), so I had to walk Craig to the bus stop this morning. I came back home after two slow 10-minute walks feeling awful, so I spent most of the morning on the couch, catching up on reading. It took a lot of willpower, but I stayed off Facebook all morning! I have my appointment with the Lyme doctor tomorrow in NJ - first visit since my symptoms returned - so hopefully, I'll be in decent shape for the trip up there and back. Definitely going to take it easy tonight.

3 comments:

  1. Just wanted to say that I really like your blog, and will follow it from now on.

    www.tiredofME.com

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  2. Ha ha, glad I'm not the only one!

    Why do we do it? I skipped a rest yesterday to talk to a friend who popped round. She even asked me if i needed to rest. Noooo, not me, I'm fine. . . .

    Headache this morning - red flag symptom.

    I'm resisting Facebook so far. . . won't be long though.

    Have a good trip to the LD.

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  3. Sue~
    Facebook is addicting, I tell you! Good for you for setting some boundaries so you can get the rest you need :) Good luck with your recovery,
    ~Pamela

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