Monday, April 14, 2014

If Mondays Were Shoes, They'd Be Crocs

Just for your information, I stole the title from a meme I saw.

I'm hoping this week is better than last. First of all, I was sick almost all week.

Getting old sucks. There I said it. It's true. While I'm doing significantly better than some other people my age, I'm finding as I get older, I'm not bouncing back as quickly as I would like. The worse I feel, the worse I sleep, which makes matters worse because I'm not resting so I'm not healing.

Last Sunday night, I slept like crap and dragged my ass around all day Monday. I thought for sure, being so tired, I'd sleep well Monday night, but I didn't, only sleeping about two hours total. Tuesday morning, even after coffee, I felt like I could barely function so I begged off on my volunteer shift at the Clothes Closet. By mid morning I was running a fever and by early afternoon, after a visit to the bathroom, I discovered I had a full-blown bladder infection. But luckily, since this has been a fairly common occurrence for me since I was about 10 years old, I have a nice stash of meds I keep around just in case.

I took two pills instead of one initially so I could try to get ahead of it. While the pain subsided quickly, my fever and physical stamina persisted. I think I only cooked dinner one night last week. Unheard of for me. I felt like I was in a sleep deprived stupor until late Thursday when I finally started to feel stronger and a little more normal, which some would argue is not necessarily a good thing.

Last night was my first really good night's sleep in over a week. I can't say I'm rarin' to tackle the week. I can say that I believe I'm going to make it.

1 comment:

Real(ly) Old Housewife said...

I hear you about not bouncing back! I used to be able to party all night, run home for a shower and change of clothes and then go to work. Oh to be young and full of energy again.

If been an insomniac ever since menopause. Now days if it wasn't for Ambien I'd never get more than 2 hrs of sleep per night.

Hope you're feeling and sleeping better now.