Saturday, January 28, 2012

But I'm Tiiiiiiiiiiiiired....

My blog posts have been scant these past few weeks.  It isn’t that I’ve been busier than usual; though my life is generally very full I’ve always been able to make the time to write.  The reason I’ve not posted is because I’ve been exhausted. 

I’d been fighting fatigue since early December. Thinking it was just that I was doing too much or not getting enough sleep I tried just about everything to bring myself to a place of feeling rested.  I cut way back on caffeine.  I stopped having that after dinner glass of wine.  I made myself go to bed early enough to get a full night of sleep.  I cut back on extra activities, even scaled back my social life.  Nothing helped.  In fact the feelings of fatigue and exhaustion only became worse.

This past week even my daily activities have left me feeling wiped out. Walking to the store left me feeling like I’d just worked out for an hour and sitting on the couch to just rest a minute would turn into a two hour nap.  Finally I’d had enough, I decided that I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life napping, and I went to see my doctor on Tuesday. 

After talking with her, having a multitude of blood tests and a couple of days of angst while waiting for results we are pretty sure that the problem and its solution have been found.  I’m not going to share the details here until enough time has passed to see if the treatment that I have started is actually working but I’m feeling fairly positive about the chances of success. 

In the meantime, I will do my best to keep posting…

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