Friday, July 11, 2008

Health update

I haven’t posted a health update in a while because there hasn’t been much to say – I’ve been doing great. But this week I feel like something is off. I’ve been so tired all week, even with the CPAP and the medicine to help me stay awake during the day.

Yesterday there was definitely something not right. When I woke up my joints were hurting, and they haven’t bugged me much in a while. But they weren’t just achy and stiff from the night – they actually were hurting, although not really, really badly. Just enough to be annoying. It was my ankles, wrists and fingers again.

As I got out of bed I felt groggy, as if I’d been drugged. My legs felt like jell-o. I seemed to be dragging getting ready for work and feeling a bit spacey in the head.

I’d been up most of the night going to the bathroom, so I chalked it up to not getting enough sleep.

When I got to the bus stop, however, I felt worse. Suddenly standing there I felt dizzy and was sweating head to toe. I felt as though I might pass out. But, it was Thursday and that’s newsletter day. If I don’t show up on a Thursday, I’d better actually pass out at work. Grin! I HAD to go.

All morning I felt like I struggled to stay with it. I fell asleep at my desk once and my head started to hurt. By afternoon I was feeling better, but my computer wasn’t. That put me behind on my deadlines – more stress.

When I got home I just went straight to bed and slept hard until about 8:00 pm.

Today I still feel tired and I still have a headache and my joints still hurt.

And my mom, the uber cleaning dust NAZI, is coming tomorrow. All I really want to do is sleep.

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