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Monday, November 14, 2016

I Hit the Wall!

For the last few days I have felt well and ambitious. Finally, today I had a list of things to do outside the house. Things were going well. When I walked, I was not wobbly. I felt like my communication skills were top notch. Some days, I have had a wobbly walk and words did not come.

Last night, I had three sleep sessions, interrupted by hours of wake and accomplishments. This morning I took from the crockpot a whole bowl of carrots and potatoes, two pounds of each. I was zipping around, making plans, making two lists.

Someone gave me 16 newspaper inserts of coupons. During one of my wake sessions, I clipped coupons and put a bag outdoors on the chair in front of the house. I had called my friend yesterday afternoon to come get coupons today.

Dominique was glad to see me with seeds from the bell peppers, carrot scraps, and chicken. I fed her much earlier than usual because I really felt well.

I got together broken Tupperware, my sewing scissors, lists, coupons, and a bottle of water. I took the Tupperware to a dealer who can get replacements for me. My sewing store guy sharpened my scissors. I bought groceries at WM and price-matched.

For only the third time I went into Aldi's and could not figure out how to get my cart quarter back. I was in there for only a short time. I carried my two items out in my hand and put them in a bag in the car. A bag costs a dime in Aldi and you bag your own groceries. That's okay.

Finally, I went to a third store. The cashier could not figure out what to do with a $4 coupon on a $3.68 package of freezer bags. All of a sudden I had no energy to deal with anything, I just needed to go and asked her repeatedly to just give me the coupon. She refused by ignoring and screaming for help. I was failing fast, so after asking her at least 8 times for my coupon and her refusing to do so, I just got the coupon by a long reach and left.

From that point on, I felt awful, tired, disconnected. It was all I could do to get into the house and put things away. My arms are still so heavy. I have been lying here for a little over an hour. I feel a nap coming on. Hopefully, this passes soon. There are things to do tonight. This whole week I have something to do, appointments, company, just more than I can think about.

Hopefully, this feeling will pass with a nap. This morning I was more energetic than I have been in a year. Right now a nap is overtaking me.

Your turn
Do you ever hit the wall? Do you have to give up and rest?




9 comments:

  1. Sounds to me like low blood sugar.. that is usually the reason I feel similar. Not as bad but I do carry those starlight mints with me. Sure hope you get back in the groovem that's a bummer when you are starting to get things done.

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    1. carol,
      Low blood sugar could have only been a tiny part. I was devastated because I WAS getting things done. It is after 3 am and I have slept since I posted at 4pm. The trouble with this exhaustion is that it will take me days to get back to semi-normal.

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  2. I do feel that way sometimes. It's the worst. Here's hoping that you are able to get some rest & feel better. I find that, for me, pacing myself (ha ha, I'm actually horrible at applying this) is the most helpful trick to not crashing.

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    1. Hawaii,
      You are oh so right. I know to pace myself, but things were going so well and I was accomplishing things I have needed to do forever around the house and out and about. You are so right about me, too. I must apply the pacing bit!

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  3. Often.
    And generally because I have been over ambitious.
    Pacing myself is a trick I haven't mastered. At all.

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    1. EC,
      Today, I will be forced to pace myself. I hate that being ambitious and getting it done is not an option anymore. We need to practice pacing. To others it seems like laziness.

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  4. I hit a wall occasionally, but it is because I am a confirmed night owl, yet I wake between 6-7 every morning. I never really get enough sleep and it is no one's fault but my own.

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    1. Anne,
      I am a confirmed night owl, also. I have to force myself back into bed when I awake early. I have slept for 11 hours and still feel tired because of fibromyalgia. When I was younger, I took a nap about every two weeks due to hitting the wall. However, a nap cured my problem. My skin hurts now! Can you take a nap?

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