I'm learning that even the slightest stress causes me to get exhausted. Life is full of stress without even trying. I struggle to find that middle ground in handling the stress that normal life hands me and still be able to function. I am able to keep basic cleaning done and grocery shopping with my husband's help. But some 6days that gets to be too much when unexpected stress pops up.
I still carry extra O2 when taking a trip so never fight a backup. Try breaking up your activities over a few days and see if that is better with less fatigue. Hmmmmm Stress. We all have some. My favorite answer is: "What part of your responsibility has now made this my priority". After awhile my stress level is manageable. Let me introduce you to the word "NO". Time for you to be the number 1 in your house hold. Campaign Get rid of Stress! Judy
I'm just seeing this post. Earlier today I was lying on the couch and said "I don't know why I'm so exhausted" my mom replied, "Kelly, it's Friday. You're always this tired the day after your rehab but Friday the week catches up." Before she said that I was very discouraged and a little on the worried side. Then seeing you post reminded me that I'm not alone. I also have to rest after what used to be a normal task. Some days are much harder than others. Im learning my limits more and more. If it's a rehab day I try to avoid big things like yard work, bigger shopping trips etc. My family and friends are also picking up on my limits and reminding me to slow down and rest when I need to. Hang in there!
Thank you Billyjo. I agree so much! We all must slow down just so we can breathe a little easier. A lot of our friends and families are so use to seeing us going and doing so much that they just don't understand what has happened to us. Believe it or not it sometimes is embarrassing to try and explain to someone something you just don't understand yourself. That is why groups like this is so important so we can talk amongst ourselves as we learn more about what our limitations are going to be. It is very HARD when given this diagnosis. Then you try to decide, "Do I lay down and die?" HELL NO! Surely when you start feeling better there are still things you want to do. You just need to move yourself into the number 1 position for a change! Husband has needs of course he does. Well yours trumps his for now! It would be the same if he was diagnosed the same. YOU didn't come with an expiration date stamped on your ASS! I have been in the delivery room of many births and never seen a baby with a date on their butte yet. Slow down, Rest, then go enjoy yourself. It doesn't cost yourself anything to take a walk with someone. Exercise is good for you. There is a lot of things you can do just check around and find something you will enjoy. DON"T sit and worry! Stay active with something! Yes I still look like a speckled butter bean with MRSA. I am getting better! Thanks for all the Prayers.
It's hard to change our ways in life. Especially when we have constant health problems. Love is sharing. Care giving is caring. Great to be loved and give love. Have a loving day. God Blessings
After ten years of being diagnosed,,,finally this winter season, it has hit me,,,,,,,,,,,,,the other day, parked car about five spaces away,,, when I got to the door of Kroger's,,,I knew I wasn't going to be able to walk in store, sooooo got the scooter,,,,I summed it up to being in for five days due to snow ice etc, I was just wore out,,,,this is where exercise comes in, a must so our bodies can go take Walmart or Kroger's,etc.... I was being lazy being in here for so many days!!!! I know it will get worse in time,BUT I must keep going,,,,just leased a car for three years and I want to go out more, if only to do the walk! .........It was scary tho, to think utoh!!!!!! PS I am 75 and half lol and have good stats etc heart is good, no diabetes nohigh BP just PH! Don't get sick ,so I am thankful for that, but whew, I was so tired at the store,and thankful for helpful folks in there! You all have a great day and keep moving! Advice for me too! Loves