So tired, but I can't nap!

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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 8/2/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all. I am so very tired right now. I am just so worn out. I have like almost no energy. But whenever I try to take a nap, I am unable to. It's like, I have been on the computer as much as possible today because I am trying to keep my mind off of all the things that are majorly stressing me out. But, when I go to take a nap, my mind immediately focuses on those things, and I toss and turn and just can't fall asleep, even though I am so very exhausted. I just don't know what to do.
My husband and I are going to the Salvation Army tomorrow morning, first thing, so that we can see if we can get the rest of the money we need to pay the electric company so that we can get our lights turned back on. It has been a very long, stressful, and exhausting week. I feel like once we get all of this taken care of, that I need a vacation, but I have no money to go anywhere. *sighs*
I just really need some support, and maybe some advice right now.
'Cause when push comes to shove
you taste what you're made of.
You might bend til you break
'cause it's all you can take.
On your knees you look up
decide you've had enough.
You get mad.
You get strong.
Wipe your hands
shake it off.
Then you stand.
 
-"Stand" by Rascal Flatts
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 8/2/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, the stress and depression you have for what you are going through will cause this.  I went through exactly what you are describing back in February and March.  I got hit badly with the economy and wasn't sure how it was going to turn out.  I couldn't sleep.  If I did doze off it would be for only and hour or two and that would be it for the night,  I'd lay in bed and my mind would not shut off trying to come up with a plan and I spent half of the day crying.  But, once I got things worked out then all of this passed.  It was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. 
 
I am really praying for you.  I hope you get some answers soon and that your husband finds some work, too.  You both need to be relieved of the pressure you are under.  Do you have family you could turn to or live with until things get better?  I know my home is open to my family whenever they would need it.  Anyway, I hope I see a good post from you tomorrow.  I really do care and hate to see you, or anyone else, going through this nightmare.
 
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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 8/2/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine,
I really appreciate your support and prayers and everything. Things are really hard right now. I can sleep at night because of my Trazodone. But I just can't seem to take naps during the day, even when I am so exhausted that I can barely keep my eyes open. I just want this all to go away, you know? I just want the power to be back on, and I want my husband to be able to find a job so that this doesn't happen again.
This has been really hard on my son, as well. He has been spending a lot of time at my sister's house. Which, I think, is good for him in some ways because I really want him to have fun with his cousins. But, when he is home, he ends up waking up at night because he doesn't have his movie on, so he ends up sleeping with mommy and daddy. I don't want him to get in that habit, but I have had to make an exception with this situation. We spend the day down at my father-in-law's house. It's just down the parking lot from our apartment. But I miss being home.
The other day, I cleaned out the refridgerator. It was really nasty. There were bugs in it from all the food that went bad. I had to throw everything away, which seriously dwindled our food supply. I had to clean the fridge and freezer with bleach water. It's clean now, but it was a hard job. Everything is a wreck. It's all just really getting me down. I am just so tired, but unless I take my Trazodone, I can't sleep. I am going through a really bad flare with my fibro.
'Cause when push comes to shove
you taste what you're made of.
You might bend til you break
'cause it's all you can take.
On your knees you look up
decide you've had enough.
You get mad.
You get strong.
Wipe your hands
shake it off.
Then you stand.
 
-"Stand" by Rascal Flatts
 
 


Chutz
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
My sweet Sassy!

Please know that I am praying for you and your young family. You do not need nor deserve this pain and heartache. I do know the feelings you are having as I went through similar times when my little ones were young. I would be in tears when I watched them walk to the bus because I knew they would be warm and have a good meal at school. I always made sure they had a good supper also but it was so hard to live a hard life and not let it affect the children. All I wanted was for it all to end and go away...the pain, the heartache and the uncertainty. They are grown now with children of their own and are good, hard working and successful kids whom I'm very proud of but it was so very hard at times.

You will have relief and better times, Sassy. Make sure you are using all available resources like taking advantage of programs that will pay your power bills for you when you are having a hard time. When you have young children a landlord can not evict you from an apartment. The Red Cross can aid with many things including insurance, clothing and food. Make sure you are on WIC, food stamps and any social service program you qualify for. These programs are set up for people to get back on their feet and I know that is what you want to do. They are not set up for people to live on for life and unfortunately there are just a few who spoil the image for the majority. So please hold your head up high and let others help you right now. And remember your family here loves you!

Chutz
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donnaeil
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   Posted 8/2/2009 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been through tough times also. They were so bad that I do not even wish to share them. In a nutshell I was a divorced mother who's ex wanted her in poverty even though he was affluent.

I will say that now that my children are young adults things worked their way out. However, economic recovery was a slow process for us. It is much better now even though I have all three in college this fall. In fact, my eldest helps us financially which I never even knew was possible. In addition, the tough times made two of my children pretty close to me and all three are compassionate and self reliant.

What children need to know is that no matter what, their parents support them. That is more important than money. Your son may have angry days and take them out on you in the future but, that is a positive sign. they express their anger with those whom they feel safest with.

Find out if there is a Gleaner's organization in your area. It is a community of people who pick up excess and unsold groceries and other items and distribute them to each other. You have to contribute to be a member but, they have office at home duties you can do. In Washington there is plenty of food distributed and often it is high quality and good.

Here is looking up to a happier life for your family.

Donnaeil

Littleneck
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   Posted 8/2/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, I have been in difficult straits with the economy as well. I would be surprised if someone on this forum has not been affected in any way. So we are all behind you and beneath you, wanting to lift you up on some hope, girl. It gets better. It really, really does. The pain will do its thing, but keep moving forward. if you can't move, at least keep your eyes facing forward. Hold fast and don't be afraid to ask for help. You're already a tough cookie - you're a mighty fibromite!

vestabula
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   Posted 8/3/2009 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   

I too am praying for you and your family and hope by today you will get some relief..both financially and physically.  Please take advantage of every resource they have in your state for help.  I am shocked that they would turn off the electricity in a home where there is a small child.  Check out the food banks (see if they have a Catholic Charities where you live) WIC and other programs designed to help people just like you.

The economy has put a strain on so many of us.  Stress related illnesses have almost doubled over the past few months(an article in AARP magazine) and knowing you are not alone doesn't help, I know.  You are a tough fibromite and we love and care about you.

Hugs

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


Marlee2
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   Posted 8/3/2009 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, as you have read we are all here for you. I pray by the end of the day you have your power back on. We live in uncertain times right now and so many of us could end up where you are in a very short time. It has hit those of us that thought we had it made for the rest of our lives, everything we worked for gone.
 
I can't sleep during the day either and it is so frustrating some days when I really need a nap. I take xanax at night to sleep and I sleep with the TV on. I wish I had the answer for you but have the same problem. I can lay with my eyes closed and rest while listening to the TV but can't go to sleep. I have been this way for about the last 10 yrs.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
 
 
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