About two weeks ago I jotted down 10 things to accomplish. Well, I still have those 10 things to do. As my readers know, I am finding it difficult to post. (I’ll be better- just watch!)
For no explanation, other than, I am beat. I’d like to say I am sleeping like crazy, because that is when the healing goes into overdrive. But, nope. I’m having a difficult time accomplishing sleep. I have tried taking some Tylenol PM to encourage it. That does not seem to work either.
I feel as if I have caught a case of the do-nothings. I am working hard at simply letting it be. Finding a sunny spot in the backyard, like Dyno the ornery cat, makes it a tad easier.
have you been to the doctor to check on this? nothing in your routine has changed – which would explain this? how many hours are you sleeping daily? hope you are able to get back to accomplishing things like you would like! do you need iron?
The accumulation of sleepless nights does a doozie on me. I’ve been getting about 6 when I feel great on 10. Today I was craving a hamburger which could mean low iron. Next week is my big three-six day and my scans…that, I believe, is playing a major role here.
Thank you for being concerned Gwendolyn!
definitely concerned and also just read your post about your birthday plans! hope you both have lots of fun and no i’m not some freak, but will end this note by writing “love”, g”
happy birthday early!
or vitamin d3?
Yup, getting the D3 in my system. Started it roughly 2 weeks ago. Does it take a while to kick in?
have you had your thyroid checked lately? I never had a problem with it until I started chemo and radiation, you know, the poison thats suppose to make me better!
I second Melanie’s suggestion of getting your thyroid checked. Thyroid issues do run in the family.
Probably not a bad idea to get it checked out. I’ll talk to my doc next week about it. Thanks for the tip!
I think it may depending on the person, but this is just my layman’s opinion – I hope you are getting the necessary amount.
last comment – the sunny spot will hopefully help too!
I love the sun! …and multiple comments. 🙂
I think the way you feel is understandable, I’m sure you want to accomplish the “to do list”.
Don’t be hard on yourself, sleep and rest are necessary. I see that with my Sister, some days she could sleep all day, others I want some of her energy. She does however have trouble sleeping at night, sleep aids help, she uses Dr. prescribed. My husband & I had dinner with Ray & Tina Friday night, had a blast! Grab as much sunlight as possible, LOVE YA.
I’m jealous that you got to visit with Ray and Tina. I hear they might be headed our way soon…I’m trying to not get too excited.
I’ve noticed I would never talk to a friend that way I talk to myself. Sad, huh? I don’t think I’m the only human guilty of this though. I wish that meant that it was okay.
I haven’t even brushed my teeth yet today! And I am headed to the couch.
I love those days ! As long as the ‘no brushing’ is a choice
There is too much pressure in our culture to always be doing “something.” I think doing “nothing” can be WAY MORE important & insightful. My thought is if it’s what your body and brain are asking for, go with it and enjoy thoroughly.
p.s. Your backyard looks so lovely & inviting…Dyna is a smart kitty. 🙂
So true Ms Cathy! I received a card that read “the art of doing nothing, is something’. So true!
Dyno is mostly smart.
Yep. He is Spencer’s – the boy who was once obsessed with bouldering. Hence the name Dyno. Probably better than jugs or cracks. 🙂
I am curious as to how much sleep is too much. Like you I am suffering from real fatigue. I want to challenge myself to do something about it, but I’m too tired! Let’s hope that it is true that sleeping time is healing time!
I have been told, if you demand more energy from the body it will learn to generate it.
Because of this I very infrequently skip my daily walk. But, somedays it is one of the things I do; others it is the one thing I do.
For you, I hope your fatigue is simply a sign that your body IS healing.
Take good care, Gail.
Ok, I’m looking for inspiration/challenge. How far/long do you walk each day? I have been trying to generate enthusiasm and failing.
I’ll send you an email next week on this subject. My reply might get a little too wordy for comment.
You’ll hear from me soon!