It's a little early for my brain to be working Ivy but I will try. Like so many other things with fibro it varies from day to day and what I'm doing, if I'm doing something that takes a lot of energy of course I run out faster. For example I have four rooms of hard surface flooring which is where we mainly live and I have a four month old puppy that is still not potty trained. If I vacuum and use the steam mop on all four rooms that is it for the day for me, I'm drained and can barely drag myself to the shower. No matter what I'm doing I'm tired before 3 everyday. I don't have a night life, it is spent on the couch watching TV or if I'm real energetic on the computer. My family has started being very accomodating and planning things earlier in the day cause they know I can't do nights. We go to bed at 10:00. I use to love the nights.
I'm trying to find the words to descibe hitting the wall of fatigue everyday. It's like having all the energy sucked out of you. If I don't quit and try to push through it I get physically ill, like my body is shutting down, especially my digestive system. I asked my doc if that was possible and he said with my digestive system anything is possible. It's not a normal, I really worked hard today, tired that I use to feel when I was healthy. Sometimes if I rest for a few hours I regain a little energy. I make myself take the puppies out to play for awhile every evening between 5 and 6. When they start running through the house going nuts I know they need to go out and run. Depending on what I have done during the day I might have enough energy to walk them too if it is a nice evening and check on my neighbor who is fighting cancer.
That is pretty much my life, I try to get a little house work, laundry or run errands done during the day when I have energy and that's all. Every morning I go over in my mind what needs to be done the worse for the day, if I need to go to Walmart I keep the rest of the day light.
When I went on the vit D before all the stomach problems started this time I did feel a difference in my energy level and a big difference in my motivation, I was tickeled to death. So hopefully after they figure out what is going on with my digestive system I can get back on the D and calcium. My docs were going to figure out if I could have calcium and D infusion but I haven't heard anymore about it.
I hope this helped in some way Ivy.
luv and hugs
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