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Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired

I'm almost out of Zyrtek, Mucinex, and antibiotics, but the exhaustion and coughing continues. Bleah. I need to buy more distilled water tomorrow too.

Today started the way I've wanted to start every day for the last couple of weeks--sleeping in. It didn't make much difference. By the time I got some food made and swallowed my pills, I was ready for a nap. Never mind that I'm supposed to be making sure I have all my papers together for taxes, and I have a dozen things I want to be writing, and I have two weeks of undone chores from dragging myself in to work and back again and collapsing, all I wanted to do was lay back and close my eyes some more. I've got some great books here waiting to be read, but none held any appeal. Even playing solitaire was too much work. So I closed my eyes for a while.

Then a stray thought occurred to me, and the threat of late charges if I didn't pay bills roused me from my lethargy. No--that's not accurate at all. The lethargy remained, but the checkbook came out and I paid bills anyway.

I looked at the internets a bit, and then felt like closing my eyes a while again, which I did, and now I think I should do a proper job of it and go to bed and get some real sleep behind my face-hugger.

This is really nothing new; just a recurring part of life with the mostly-invisible chronic illnesses that I exist with. But I get frustrated and lonely, and then more frustrated when I find a bit of energy to do something like post here, and this is all I find in my head to write about.

Here's hoping for some energy tomorrow, or even just no more coughing.

Sleep well, everybody. I hope you're feeling better than me!!!



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Mar. 4th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Egads--doesn't sound like your antibiotics are doing the trick. Not strong enough?
Mar. 4th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
I've got my fingers crossed--and my doctor's phone number if it's not gone when the antibiotics are.
Mar. 5th, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
<warm fuzzies>

I hope you're feeling better soon.
Mar. 5th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
Warm fuzzies to you too!

Thank you for the good wishes.
Mar. 6th, 2012 08:27 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you aren't well. I hope you recuperate soon. I understand the lethargy, I've been running on exhaustion and trying to Do Things as well as go to work and it hasn't been easy. I've been fighting something off for a few months now, it's finally taking its toll. I went in to work to do a couple things, then came home & probably won't go in tomorrow.
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
Fighting something for a few months! That's alarming. I hope you're going in to see a doc to find out what's up.

I am getting better. Thank you!

I'm sending good wishes for your health!
Mar. 7th, 2012 05:48 am (UTC)
I think it's mostly exhaustion and constant stress from work. It seems whenever I show up at the doc after being off for awhile I'm basically told it's stress, sometimes am given something for the cold symptoms & that's it.

I've started checking jobs at our company & outside more regularly but don't really think I"ll be in a position to do anything until we get back from our trip home.

I'm glad you are getting better and thank you for your good wishes. I'm working on a letter to someone else right now but you are in my mind too for a letter soon.
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