Monday, March 24, 2008

Exhaustion

Boy oh boy. Life just seems to be flying by and I feel like I am either in the throws of it running to keep up or crawling into bed to recover from keeping up. The exhaustion I have been feeling lately is AMAZING. How do people survive? I feel like a walking zombie all the time. Monday’s suck because I have spent the weekend napping off and on, so Monday comes and there is no time for a nap. So I try sugar and caffeine to keep myself alive but by 4:30 I am dead to the world. I know that only makes the evening worse, but I can’t keep awake throughout the day. The main frustration is that I have things I want to do, things around my house, cleaning, quilting, cooking, grocery shopping. I just wish there was a way to complete all these things. Saturday morning I did the dishes and I had to lay down- what is that about?
So if anyone has ideas on how to live a “normal” life and deal with all this excessive crap I would LOVE to hear them. I hate laying down to this disease, I refuse to let it get the best of my, but I am starting to get overwhelmed.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Cori,

My wife has the same frustrations. She tends to try and power through projects but it usually leaves her spent for the next day.

If you are in the middle of a bad flare then you may need to accept that you are going to have to get some rest and modify what you do for a while.

Hang in there!

Given55 said...

For myself, I just have to rest. I feel as long as I do not let the disease define who I am, I can work around it.

It is sooo hard, to get through these times, but you will. Getting to the other side will make you stronger. Time will take care of it.

Bless you Cori