Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sleepy Sunday Afternoons in Bed

I've been asleep for most of the day.

Days like this one are more frequent than I like to admit. I took a 2 1/2 hour nap this afternoon and I still feel miserably tired. 

It was a beautiful day and I missed it completely.

Chronic fatigue set off by chronic illness is never that much fun. I've been in the middle of watching a program online and woke up after it started to repeat itself. That is very annoying. 

I do love the fact that I will fall asleep with the keyboard on the pillow on my stomach, especially as I lay here to type, and the cats will look at me like: oh, yeah, she's gone all right after I realize I fell asleep again. When I do wake up, I have no idea where I was going with a point and have to scratch what I had already written. 

Today, I did not force myself to stay up. I just curled up and went to sleep. I'll probably fall back asleep around 11pm. I rather sleep whatever it is going on inside of me than to trigger a migraine.

My migraines are legendary. These cluster headaches are so bad my doctor put me through a CT scan believing I had a tumor or something worse. The scan came back normal.

That's because my migraines are triggered by toxins and poisons inside and outside of me. Oh, joy. That means one will come on just because and not for any reason I can avoid usually. 

So I have to be in a room with no lights, no sound, and piled with ice packs. Good thing my refrigerator makes its own ice. I bought it on purpose for that reason. Since I cannot take any pain medications because of my liver and immune conditions, I suffer for days a week sometimes. 

If I am tired and unable to motivate, oh well... I will get to the house later. Nothing is an emergency. I have everything under control. I don't want a migraine to come on so rest it is. 

I have a roast made, mashed potatoes in the refrigerator also, so I'm good.

I buy whole chickens, roasts for this expressed reason: dinner for three days and then the leftovers are frozen for another night I do not want to cook and I keep my food rotated. Good plan. Frozen vegetables are always a good idea. Just steam and serve. Mashed potatoes in a packet are awesome. Brown rice ready for cooking also very good. 

Well it's time for me to make my CSM, take it in 45 minutes then sleep for another two hours before getting up for dinner, taking my supplements, then going back to bed. I better be more active tomorrow. I have things I want to do. 

Phoenix is going to be in the mid 80's this week and I want to bask in the sun. Warm these tired and cold bones. Feel the healing energy of the universe course through me. 

Maybe that will turn this fatigue around, at least for an hour a day. That's all I ask. I need an hour to be mobile.

So have a great night!