Heck, just being a mom of 3 active kids will wear you out! Every time I am at my doc and complain about the exhaustion, she looks at me like I'm crazy and then reminds me that arthritis is a very fatiguing disease and unfortunately the only cure for the exhaustion is to try to get as much rest as possible. Nice thought but when pain, insomnia, stress, and day to day living all seem to supercede napping or getting a good night's sleep, then yes, it is hard to deal with. All I can tell you, after dealing with this myself for 10+ years just hang in there, do what makes you happy, keep laughing, smile and go with the flow, there are ppl out there with a lot worse problems and, afterall, we are women, we can handle anything! We have been supermom, doctormom, sportsmom, fix-it-mom and so much more... THIS we can handle! Good luck girl, tomorrow will be a brighter day :)
Osteoarthritis (both knees replaced), diabetes, kidney cancer, scoliosis, DDD, chronic pain, depression.
Morphine, hydrocodone, tizanidine, cymbalta, metformin, glipizide, lisinopril, trazidone, ambien, phenegren, TENS unit
Live Simply,Love Generously,Care Deeply.
Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well boogie down!