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So Very Tired

Sunday, May 15, 2011

As some of you know, I suffer from fibromyalgia. The pain is kept at bay by Cymbalta, but my exhaustion runs rampant. Once in a while I have enough energy (spoons) to do something, most days I do not. My DP has found enough energy to start helping me with the spring chores. I dearly love him for that.

Sleep is elusive for us Fibromites which leads to the rest of our symptoms: brain fog, depression, lack of concentration, energy and memory.

I'm getting ready to fly to Arkansas Tuesday morning to visit my daughter and her family for eight days. This trip and all it entails has increased my stress and anxiety level, leading to even less restful sleep. Once I get there (I fear the travel because of the lack of energy and brain thoughts), I'll be able to relax and rest. My daughter knows fibromyalgia.

But for now, I feel like I'm going to drop into a coma. I'll survive the next few days because I must. I need to be with my daughter for a while. She understands.
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  • ABERLAINE
    Thank you all so much for your kind comments. I flew to Arkansas this morning and am now settling in. My granddaughters arrive home from school in 15 minutes and the activity level in the house goes through the roof. Luckily, I was able to take an hour nap after I had lunch.

    I'm hoping to catch up on some sleep here so I can go home more refreshed than when I left. The only stress I experience here is loud noises coming from an 18-year old's room (my step-grandson) and my granddaughers playing. I think I can handle that - I brought my earphones and can tune everyone out!!

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  • MARTHASPARKS
    Oh sweetheart, I understand. I also know that if your daughter is like mine (and I know she is), she'll understand if you take a short rest every afternoon. I am all out of spoons right now, too. We sold our house and facing trying to find another one is overwhelming. Gentle hugs, my friend. The weather will improve and so will life! emoticon
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  • GRAMVICKI
    Praying that the next couple of days go quickly and you are soon enjoying your time with your dd and gdd's.

    Hugs and Prayers, Vicki
    3455 days ago
  • no profile photo SUNDAWNER
    Wishing you a good trip filled with happy smiles and fun times -- along with rest and relaxation!
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  • TRY2KEEPGOING
    I wish I could send the sandman your way! I know this is easier said than done, but try not to get too stressed about things outside of your control. That wastes precious energy. Do something wonderful for yourself like a long hot, bath or a massage if you can tolerate it. Pamper yourself as much as you can right now. I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter.
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