I used to be an unusually high energy person. So much so that I wished I could slow down a little when my kids were small so I could read to them and just hold them. But we were always running around going places. They turned out great though.
Now that I am so tired, I would be able to just sit with them.
I don't have any family or anything so I just sit and watch TV. The inactivity has caused me to develop several blood clots. One was a dangerous Deep Vein Thrombosis, (DVT). Now I am on blood thinners for life. I have to go to the Coumadin Clinic every few weeks to get my finger stuck and I am getting to where I can't stand the needle. Also, they did not know enough to tell me not to use a heating pad and I have a disfiguring, permanent, brown, web-like discoloration all over the inside of my legs. My dermatologist diagnosed it immediately. He said it was in medical book after medical book. So the info was out there. The Coumadin Clinic just did not know. Their attitude is that since they have never heard of it, it does not matter. Now I don't even want to go anywhere because people stare and even curl up their lips and say "what's that?" Even medical people.
So, people, keep moving. Even when you feel drained.
Ulcerative Colitis since about 1976
Pan colitis since at least 1994
30 years with UC and never had a flare until MD gave massive dose of Magnesiun while hospitalized for bronchitis. Then was hospitalized a few days for moderate flare. No flares since.