Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm behind posting pictures

I still have to finish my Stray Cut Strut Mandala. I drew a draft of it and I know what I'm going to do, but the past few weeks, I've either been fighting a fever, recovering from the loss of the expander, and yesterday, dealing with fatigue.

I also wanted to post before and after photos of me with my new friend, the Vac. Before is the tubing before I put ribbons on it and after. But I haven't had a chance to take a picture with the ribbons on it yet. I will get to it soon.

I feel fortunate today - NO APPOINTMENTS! This is the first weekday in a long time that I didn't have to do something, it seems like. I also finished the review I needed to get done yesterday. Yay! I finished it before the fatigue hit, fortunately.

Not sure where the fatigue came from. I had maybe 5 or 6 hours sleep the night before (which isn't enough, I know, but I'm usually able to function and yesterday, all I could do was close my eyes and lay down on the couch. It could've been several factors - not getting lunch early enough, having pizza and beer the night before (dehydrated and maybe too much processed sugar in my system), taking my antibiotic late (7pm instead of 5pm), and using a new brand of melatonin (going to go back to my old brand yet again, even it means an extra trip). I'm still tired this morning; I think I may have got at least 7 hours last night, but I woke up several times (2am, 4am-4:30am; 5:45am, then 7am). I went to sleep about 11pm, but I think I woke up sometime between 11 and 2.


jeanne said...

Oh, Dee, I hope you're able to overcome the fatigue. I'm impressed with how much you manage to accomplish given all the physical stuff that's going on! (half a review is better than none!) best nyc j

Carver said...

Hi Dee,
It's no small wonder that you are fatigued. I'm glad you got a break from the appointments and I hope you can get some good rest. As ever, Carver

Dee said...

Hi Jeanne and Carver,
I also got to thinking that part of my fatigue may have been due to not eating any veggies that day, either, and having a late lunch. There are just so many factors and when I change things up (like eat a late lunch), I end up paying for it.

The fatigue frustrates me to no end, though, as I want to be doing MORE, like I used to. When I feel well, I feel normal, which makes me think that I should be able to do what I used to. It's hard for me to remember that I am not "normal", with my friend, Vac, hanging on. Most of it seems to hinge on sleep.

Anyway, you two, thank you for visiting! And reminding me that I do have reason to be tired.