Today has been like a little rollercoaster! I felt as terrible as usual on waking up. In case I haven’t mentioned it before, mornings are the worst time for my M.E and fibro. I wake up feeling like I’ve been run over by a bus. Which then realised it didn’t kill me off, so it reversed over me. I generally wake up feeling extremely fatigued (from sleeping?! Yeah, I don’t understand that either!) and very immobile. It takes quite a while for my body to start working and moving around. I also l have a lot of pain in the morning/daytime. This tends to improve a little over the day, probably because I have several doses of medications and painkillers in my system come the afternoon.
I started to improve a little by late lunchtime, so I decided to slowly get up and dressed and try to go to work. Now for those of you who don’t know, I haven’t been well enough to attend work for over a month (and rarely this year, unfortunately). As I’m sure fellow spoonies will understand, the act of getting dressed and ready itself can sometimes be a killer! But I managed, with several rest breaks. I feel sorry for my colleagues though, as I didn’t have the spare energy for much makeup so they had to deal with my almost-bare face for the first time ever, haha!
I got a taxi to work (if you are also chronically ill and cannot walk far, you may qualify for the Access To Work Scheme – it is a lifesaver for me, as I was spending a fortune on taxis to and from work and this scheme contributes towards my costs – more info here: https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work/overview).
I only worked for 1.5 hours, but it felt like much longer – I think my body interpreted it as a full day! I felt pretty rough after 30 minutes at my desk; a bit like I was going to pass out. However with an emergency snack and lots of water, I made it through! I was really proud and went home feeling like I had made some real progress….
Until! My body decided I had aggravated it and it was going to reward me with a migraine. Oh the joy!! Luckily, I caught it quickly and took my migraine tablets. After that and an hour in bed in a dark room, it cleared up.
I hope you enjoyed the thrilling tale of my day… sorry, I wish I could be more exciting for you! Hope everyone is keeping well and looking forward to the weekend.Never miss another post from me! Click below to follow me on Bloglovin. If RSS or social media are more your style, check out my sidebar! Follow