Did I get hit by a truck or is that just me waking up?

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hhh
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   Posted 8/4/2008 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, I am so tired, literally and figuratively and whatever other gramatical way that word is used, of waking up to the same nightmare.  Oooh, ouch, ugh.  Good morning everyone.  Time to paint smiles on those faces and pretend it doesn't hurt and that you're not preoccupied with what time you can get back in the bed!  I HAVE to work today.  Three clients, not so bad but the drive...oh the drive.  Must take tramadol now.  Does it take anyone else two hours to get ready in the morning?
Sleepy Hollow, I mean Holly

Marlee2
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   Posted 8/4/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Two hours to get ready??? It takes me two hours to get woke up. I never plan anything early in the morning. I know not everyone has that choice. I'm usually forced out of bed by pain. I have to have caffeine in the morning to get the brain functioning at half speed.
 
Have you read the spoon theory Holly??? It describes how much energy is used just getting ready to get out the door in the mornings.
 
Look luck today.
 
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hhh
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   Posted 8/4/2008 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee2 said...
Two hours to get ready??? It takes me two hours to get woke up. I never plan anything early in the morning. I know not everyone has that choice. I'm usually forced out of bed by pain. I have to have caffeine in the morning to get the brain functioning at half speed.
 
Have you read the spoon theory Holly??? It describes how much energy is used just getting ready to get out the door in the mornings.
 
Look luck today.
 
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Marlee

Okay, last response before i really must go--no wonder it takes two hours!!  Marlee, you must not have a four year old in your bed jumping on you and flying things into your face and asking a thousand questions making it preferable to get out of bed and into the shower!  I have to have caffeine (the only caffeine of the day), tramadol, and ritalin to get out of bed.  Then I have to force something down and start taking all my vitamins and supplements.  This morning I forced down a vanilla pediasure and applesauce.

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   Posted 8/4/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Boy I hear that, it takes me hours to get going and I don't have a four year old to contend with. But that sounds lilke me, I have to have coffee and adderall before I can get going. Then the rest of my meds and supplements.

Best wishes, I hope that you can get rolling once you get moving.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 8/4/2008 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
No Holly I haven't had an energetic four year old to deal with first thing in the morning for quite sometime. Even my grandchildren are older than four. But I sure remember what that was like. I didn't have fibro back then. How can they get up with so much energy. But that means he is healthy so it's not a bad thing.
 
Oh the thought of that made me tired, I may have to go back to bed LOL. tongue Why did God make children so energetic and not the ones that have to take care of them, hehehe ???
 
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Meggie
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   Posted 8/4/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Coffee, coffee and more coffee.  That is how I get going in the morning.  I need to be up early for work so I force myself out of bed and into a shower, grab my coffee and get dressed (makeup and hair).  It's been nice with the girls out of school for the summer I don't have to deal with them in the morning but when they are in school, I do my thing and then wake them up, make their lunches and try hard to get them out the door on time.  I drop them off at school and drive the 25 minutes to work.  When I get to work I sit down and wonder "how did I manage to get this all done because I am still half asleep".    All I can say is I don't have a choice, it has to be done, so I do it.  I can't wait until my oldest can drive, next year, she can take her sisters to school in the morning.  It will take a little pressure off of me because I pretty much just colapse when I get to work. It's a good thing my job is slow in the morning because I would be fired if I needed to think and be productive.

Keep the coffee brewing!

Meggie


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   Posted 8/4/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
No comment.  devil
 
 
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   Posted 8/4/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
For me it takes a nice Hot (and I mean skin redding) Bath almost every morning. just to get moving...But this weekend was such a whirlwind I don't remember it much, just wait till the 4 yrs old gets to be a teen with a mouth...hehehe, been there.............I got a 17 year old, who now wants to go to Yale, Rice, Northwestern or Harvard, Geezee , who here wanta help us out with this education any and all donations welcomed!!! hehehe............
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   Posted 8/4/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm usually awake for the day by 3AM, I got up at 5AM to get ready for work and after I got done in the bath I would wake up my children to get ready for school. 2 of them moved quickly, the other one moved like death warmed over.  Till the end of this school year I still had to get up early to get my daughter (youngest) to college AND work. Early in the morning till late at night. She saved her money for a car and now drives herself YESSS! I still had to take my mother and my sister to dr appts and the hosp. Till my arm and legs gave out and I was unable to drive anyone anywhere. I stayed in bed till 7AM and it was peaceful. I have been to dr appt and P/T these past few weeks and we are there at 7AM, so I'm back on the 5AM get up schedule. It takes me awhile to function enough to handle the fun and joy of P/T.

I am normally very stiff and slow in the morning so I need the time to look as normal as I can. I need my juice in the morning, don't do coffee.

At the end of the day, I think how lovely it will be to go to bed. I can't take a nap during the day or I would never get any sleep at night.

I heard someone say yrs ago. Children get their energy from their mother - which explains why she doesn't have any left. Amen.

God bless.  Alice.


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   Posted 8/4/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm trying something new that is recommended for sleep trouble.  I don't like it much: going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time.  Yuck!  I toss and turn for hours, then finally fall asleep a few hours before the alarm clock goes off, then I am tired all day and want to take a nap (or I turn off the alarm and sleep if I can); which in turn makes me less tired that night and the cycle continues.  So today I forced myself up and no nap.  this will be the 2nd day I have tried this.  Oh wait, the first day - yesterday I took a nap - forgot eyes

Another thing is no coffee in the afternoon, which means I am dragging by noon!!!  maybe a few days of this will make a difference, though.  Has anyone else tried these ideas?  and how do they work for you?

Sue


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   Posted 8/4/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Sue,

I stick to a strick routine during week days and relax on the weekend.  My week days are pretty good, I have some days of fatigue and the pain is there but I can usually manage.  On the weekends I sleep in and I pay for it.  I have terrible headaches and extreme fatigue and annoying pain.  You would think that I would learn and get up at the same time but I don't, I'm in denial and I'm not ready to give up my former life.  I would recommend that you continue this routine, it does help, just don't be like me continue it on the weekends.  I haven't tried giving up the coffee in the afternoon, my sleep is pretty good with the meds.

I hope this helps you.
 
Meggie

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/4/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Stat, the sleep schedule should help you.  See if you can have a cup of tea in the afternoon.  It does have caffeine in it but it isn't nearly as much as coffee.  That's what I do when I start to get sleepy.  That's usually around 3 in the afternoon. 
 
I go to bed by 10 PM and get up at 7 AM.  I do this every night and rarely vary from this.  Occasionally I'll be out later and it does mess me up for a day or two.  But, staying on a schedule really helps me.  Hope it helps you too.
 
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   Posted 8/4/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
MOst mornings I get up, get dressed in my power wheelchair, head out the door, get a latte from starbucks (with soy), wheel on to a bus, and head for the pool.

After 2 hours in the water I can finally move, but that first 15 minutes in the water, oh boy! lol

After that, I shower, dress again and head out to whatever I am going to do that day.

Without the pool and the power wheel chair, I would stay in bed.

the best to those of you who get up for work and get children out. Kudos.

donnaeil

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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   

I admire all of you and your determination!  My kids are all grown up, but I still remember when they were little - what a handful!  So those of you who have boisterous 4-year olds or husbands wanting to can peaches or powerchair to the pool and everything else you do . . . wow, you all. 

I'll keep to the schedule then.  11-7 or 7:30 and see how it goes.  Tea in the afternoon sounds promising. 

Best,  Sue


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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Since I can't get to sleep before 2 am, my motto is "I DON'T DO PERKY"!
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