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.