Monday, 5 November 2012

Energy Levels Low

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I've been struggling a lot with brain fog lately, but it's not the only symptom that's been flaring.  I've also had some killer headaches, and fatigue and joint pain are hanging around as well.

I cannot believe how much I've slept since I stopped work. I really hadn't realised how fatigued I was.  But what I'm starting to realise now, is that while I've been sleeping, I haven't been looking after the housework, and I haven't been looking after myself very well either.

Yesterday, I had a big step forward.  I changed the cat's litter trays. He was very grateful. And last night, I cooked an actual meal.

Today, it's off to hydrotherapy, no matter what. Somewhere along the line, I need to start cleaning the house up.  (I have a house inspection in a couple of weeks - so that's incentive.) And I need to stay awake long enough to hook up all my achy bits to the TENS machine for a while.

The challenge is, of course, to do all of that while making sure I still get enough rest so I don't get sicker. And I really don't want to get any sicker.  I've already handed control of my bank account over to my daughter because the brain fog is worst when I'm trying to deal with numbers.  (I am so thankful that I'm still able to write - and hopefully what I write is coherent.)
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