The Consequences

I pushed myself today and it shows.  I have been stuck in a strange and unusually lengthy pain flare-up for well over a week now.  I missed some work last week but tried very, very hard to work as much as I could.  In doing so, my energy levels are depleted along with my endurance and ability to cope with the inevitable pain and fatigue.

Today was a tough day.  I collapsed in bed minutes after walking through the door upon arriving home from work yesterday.  I slept straight through the night until around 11:00 am this morning.  Not even 15 hours of sleep can eliminate my fatigue.  Ever.

We attended a memorial service for a good friend today.  It was sad but it was more of a celebration of his life and in that it was also lovely.  Afterwards we joined friends and family at a restaurant for food, drinks, and good company.  Going out is such a rarity for us, due to my hubby and I both struggling with constant pain, along with my crushing fatigue, and of course, financial constraints.  We had a great time but I was eventually reminded by my body that I was pushing myself too far.  My hubby was too.

First of all, I wore clothing that was much less comfortable than usual, complete with high-heeled shoes, which I almost NEVER wear.  I also wore normal dress pants, instead of the loose fitting yoga pants that I normally wear.  After a few hours of standing, walking around, and socializing, my abdominal pain took hold and we had to leave.

Since then, I have been on the couch with my heating pad and a bad case of swollen endo belly, complete with seemingly endless GI symptoms which have prevented me from going to sleep.  I tried once but that quickly ended about 10 trips to the bathroom ago.

I don’t regret any of it though.  We had a nice time and most importantly, we were able to support a friend, while paying respects to another.

💖 RIP Orlis 💖

Thank goodness tomorrow is Sunday so I don’t have to work because it may very well be day light before I can get some sleep.

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