A day that was actully fully booked, ended being a day spent in bed.
When i was waiting on the bus, I suddenly felt uncomfortable. My head felt heavy and I got dizzy, and began to sweat. It helped to sit down a little in the bus. But when I got out it quickly became the same.
And I have to say, that there is a long way to 5th floor without an elevator, when you fell that way.
So unfortunately I had to move my plans and stay home in my bed. But let's just hope that tomorrow will be a better day 🌹
Yesterday I felt pretty off. I chalked it up to still not feeling well from Sunday & being sore from my new program.
As the day progressed I began to get chills and was freezing. My body aches became worse & I was really hoping it wasn't going to get worse. Fast forward to around midnight & the hubs woke me up from being curled in a fetal position & said I was on 🔥. Had a temp of 101.5 which ended up getting to 102 around 7 am. I dozed in and out of a delirious sleep & woke up completely drenched in sweat pouring off me. Thankfully that dropped my fever to 100.7 and I didn't feel like I was in an oven anymore.
I haven't eaten in 24 hours, and I'm not hungry at all. All I want to do is open that pantry and eat for comfort. But I know my body does NOT need that junk. It needs nutrients. But who wants to eat chicken and vegetables when they don't feel good??! 👎
Thank goodness I have my superfood drink that is PACKED with nutrients, vitamins, & minerals just to name a few. A rich chocolatey milk shake does sound divine right now. And you would never know it's SO good for you! This way I'm still fueling my body, but not with junk. And the thought of this doesn't make me nauseas! 🚫🍗🤢 I might be having chocolate shakes all day today! Fine by me! Anyone interested in trying a week of my delish shakes?
1 82 hours ago
Apparently I can no longer work all the hours (and eat endless crap food) without burning out. Have spent this afternoon in bed recuperating, and considering the dodgy paint line at the ceiling. I used tape and it's still wobbly! Any tips? #diyfail#sickday#goosedown
0 52 hours ago
Feeling very under the weather today (headache, sore throat, sore and shaky muscles 😷) and it's rainy and gross outside, so I made myself a little comfort food. For some reason whenever I'm not feeling well, I think of grilled cheese. I think if you add other things it's technically called a melt, but whatever it is, it's hitting the spot 👍 havarti, @organicgirl super spinach blend, a little turkey, and some gala apple slices on 12 grain bread spread with a little olivio 🍞 hope everyone is doing well and I am soon too! Happy Tuesday 💕
2 152 hours ago
No sick days, y’all. No sick days. #momlife 🤧 So today we embrace: lots of Daniel Tiger, the same cup of coffee reheated 45 times, zero makeup, tissues everywhere, the scent of Thieves and disinfecting spray, and dribbles on my shirt from homemade curry veggie ramen. We’ll make it. 👊🏻
>> s p o o n s << Hello, loves. Having a particularly rough #spoonie day. I awoke this morning at 3:30am with horrendous pain (cramps) in my abdomen. I laid in bed quietly crying to myself for 30 minutes, rocking and massaging my abdomen to ease the pain. Finally, I went to the bathroom and (TMI ahead) proceeded to vomit and have violent diarrhea for an hour. (I believe the vomiting is because of the pain, not something I ate.)
By the time the pain eased enough for me to rest, it was 7:30am. If you've seen my stories you'll see me talking through the misery. And trust me when I say it is miserable.
Life with PCOS and diabetes type 2 is like this sometimes. The thing is, it isn't so much these illnesses that I get these side effects from: it's the medicine I have to take to help me control them. There are days I don't want to take my meds. And honestly, there are days I don't. There are days when I skip my meds because I am so emotionally worn down from the side effects (the diarrhea, vomiting, pain, cramps, being unable to leave the house because of them) that I need just one day without the misery. I have to stop to give my mental health a break.
When you don't live like this it's hard to imagine why so many of us living with diseases like this are depressed, lonely, anxiety ridden, and reclusive. Some days you are just overwhelmed with how much it all sucks. Some days the pain and embarrassment and seclusion gets to be too much.
So, I'm doing a little self care today. Hot tea (@piperandleaf Briar Patch Brew loose leaf...yes, quite red) and a good book. I've taken my meds so I'll still be miserable, but I'm going to try to counteract the misery with some quiet joy.
Remember to take time for yourselves, fellow #spoonies. It's okay that we have to fall apart sometimes. It's okay that some days are harder than others.
Thank God for Phia.. she is a big helper.
I woke up (well, didn't really sleep) sick as a dog.
Now I'm paranoid thinking I caught something from spending so much time at the hospital. **Someone fix my blinds please.. lol** #takingasickday#sickday#icantadulttoday
Today hasn't been the most exciting of Saturdays, but that's just how it is sometimes. I've been trying to power through some work despite feeling under the weather. I just have a few more things to check off my list before I can run to the grocery store to pick up ingredients to make myself some soup. I know that doesn't sound like the most relaxing thing when you aren't feeling well, but I genuinely enjoy making soup. I'm a little weird that way.
If I get everything squared away today I plan on treating myself to a trip to the bookstore tomorrow. So that is my main motivation for the day. What are you up to this weekend? Let me live vicariously through you!
for anyone that lives with chronic pain, you know that nothing feels better than the first light of the day that doesn’t make you nauseous.
when you can open the blinds, emerge from your cave and listen to the sounds of your neighborhood without your head exploding.
eleven years and counting.
there are good days and bad days.
days where i can’t stand straight from my back feeling broken and i can’t keep my eyes open from the fatigue.
i used to be so embarrassed by the pain.
i would pretend it wasn’t there and didn’t want to admit defeat to myself, ultimately making it worse.
i used to feel bad for the canceled plans, the doctors visits and the hospital stays, the tests and medication.
but it’s out of my hands.
and those bad days make the good days even better though.
every moment that is full of light, painless sound and beautiful energy is a treasure and i can’t get enough of it.
these are my cards, and although at times it doesn’t seem fair, they have taught me lessons i don’t think i’d have learned otherwise.
so for that, i am oddly grateful for the pain.
it’s taught me to truly live.
1 606 hours ago
A photo from better days... because I am receiving a timely reminder today that HEALTH really is WEALTH. Craving sun, sand and sea ☀️💦🌊🦋