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Tired, tired, aaaaaand....tired

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I am so tired. I am tired of being tired. I am tired of feeling like crap. I am tired of the achiness, even if it does register low on the pain scale. I am tired of feeling like I cannot enjoy the things I want to enjoy. I am tired of feeling too tired to work out, and being physically unable to get up early enough to work out before work. I am tired of trying to get off steroids. I am so tired.

Tired of hearing how tired I am? Lol. Seems to be a theme in my blogs...they pop up every once in a while.

Alright, so I'm tired. Exhausted. Fatigued. Ok, I get it. It's not just 'oh, I didn't sleep well' or 'oh, I'm tired...' Not that that kind of tired isn't hard enough to deal with. This tired is more the kind that I can't even function in day to day life. I have got to get a handle on this fatigue before it brings me any further down.

So what's a girl to do? Good question. Here's my plan...

Try sleeping on a schedule. Get up at the same time every day, hard as it is. If that means getting up one snooze less a day, so be it. Whatever it takes, slow as it takes.

Try staying more active during the day. Slow as work has been, I need to continue making time between issues and cases to do some desk workouts.

When I am feeling good, go on a walk after work. If that means taking one dog, and leaving one dog, all well. If that means walking once down the street and back, all well. Did I learn nothing recovering from surgery, and the nurse that came to take care of me? Go back to that plan until this passes.

Have patience. This sucks. It's awful. Lupus sucks. It's unfair, crappy, and hard to deal with. I just need to get through this bout, and move on. If I take care now, I can hopefully prevent a full-blown flare.

Find things I can do, besides watching tv, to keep me occupied. Puzzle, coloring, crochet practice.

Cook the best I can. Lean on hubby more, and use the crockpot more often. Prep the night before, and toss together the next morning. Split up whatever needs to be done in smaller chunks. Hey, just like weight loss, right?

I appreciate all the support in advance. I just needed to get this off my chest, and remind myself what I can, and should, do.
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  • MIRAGE727
    I focus on eating all the healthy foods that keep me alert, energized and focused. Sleeping is vital but so is the fuel we fill up on. Thanks for sharing and stay strong!
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    2072 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    Know that my heart is with you! HUGS!
    2072 days ago
  • MARTY728
    The only tweak that I must suggest is when you do not have to arise at a certain time in the morning to get to work, sleep without an alarm clock set and get out of bed when you arise naturally. Your this will recharge your batteries and catch-up on missed sleep time.

    If I can, I will sleep late on the weekends.

    Either way, do what is best for you! emoticon emoticon
    2072 days ago
  • STRIVING4HEALTH
    I feel ya!!
    Sounds like you have a plan, and I hope it helps. Sometimes that can help us mentally feel better too, if we feel like we are doing something about it!
    Take care!!
    2072 days ago
  • POISONGIRL999
    I'm making a sad face for you right now. At my computer. No one else can see it, and if they can they don't know it's because I feel so bad for you. I want to take your tiredness away. I want to give you energy. But I can't. So instead, I send you hugs, lots and lots of hugs.
    2072 days ago
  • STRONG_SARAH
    Is it possible you have chronic fatigue syndrome? Maybe you should ask your doctor. I don't know anything about Lupus, but I wish you the best and hope your symptoms improve. Good luck! emoticon
    2072 days ago
  • STRONG_SARAH
    Is it possible you have chronic fatigue syndrome? Maybe you should ask your doctor. I don't know anything about Lupus, but I wish you the best and hope your symptoms improve. Good luck! emoticon
    2072 days ago
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