Today I have one simple question, “Where did the energy go?” I would really like to know. Although I did need quite a few naps throughout my chores this weekend. However, I feel like someone pulled the plug or hid the batteries. I can barely open my eyes.
I’ve written about this topic a handful of times, but it is one that continues to haunt me. I’ll be on fire getting things done for a couple of hours and then have to take a recovery nap for 3-4 hours. It absolutely amazes/dumbfounds/confuses me. I feel that my body is still in recovery mood from becoming ill on Thursday night. I’ve also been battling stomach cramping this morning which has not been fun. I wonder if our bodies put us in hibernation mode so that we don’t feel the pain.
This weekend I took my prescription strength Vitamin D pill. I’m only supposed to take 1 per week so I can only imagine how much Vitamin D is jammed into that little pill. However, I think that it is having the opposite effect of what it is supposed to. Vitamin D is supposed to help with your energy and brain function, but both of mine have tanked.
I feel like a slug. This feeling is the part of Gastroparesis that I have the hardest time with. I can accept the pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. However, I can’t stand the feeling of knowing that things need to be done and I am rendered useless on my couch. My brain doesn’t want to cooperate enough to even watch some TV shows. As a result, I have been laying there falling in and out of sleep listening to a bird in the back yard sing and my dog snore. Both very pleasant sounds, but not as pleasant as actually getting work done, making my smoothie, reading a book, putting a glass in a dishwasher, or really doing anything at all.
I couldn’t stand laying there anymore so I did what I always do to try to break the spell. I set myself a goal to accomplish just 1 thing and then hope that the 1 thing will lead to more. If not, it will at least wear me out enough to go back to sleep and not think about being unproductive. So I decided to hobble over to my computer and type today’s blog.
Hopefully, it is turning out coherent because I think I see the GP Elves fluffing my pillow for me. Maybe they can drive me to my acupuncture appointment in hopes of it knocking this bad energy and cramping out of me!
I don’t know if it was from my dinner from Saturday night or what, but I had another 12 hour sleep as well and still feel out-of-it today… I thought I’d never get up this morning… maybe my body is still dealing with that dinner (even though I split up the leftovers?)! What gives? Maybe the GP Elves have found a way to “comic connect” us GPers this month?! Yikes! 😉
Maybe I’ll get out of this funk come Wednesday when I go back to my chiropractor… I have so much to do in the next month but somehow will do it (we will)! 🙂
One thing I know is that I’ve ALWAYS been more productive late afternoon or early-late evening or even into the wee hours of the nighttime. However, GP hasn’t changed that schedule for me. What about you?
I’m starting to feel a bit better now that I had acupuncture but am still out of it. It is so frustrating!
I agree, it seems that we are somehow connected because there are several people flairing right now.
For me, the levels of productivity vary but it seems that if I can make it out of bed that I am most productive in the morning. By the end of the day I am pretty wiped out.
Today I was just the opposite again, I felt like I was back to the years before I had GP… I did some yard work and worked on my current projects, and I even did cleaning inside! And, I was able to get up before 9am and didn’t sleep more than 8 hours. My energy is soaring and I am making the most of it while it lasts!
I hope my boost of energy transfers to you and others on the blog! Hang in there!
GREAT news Jen!
So glad to hear that you had a great GP symptom free day! Celebrate it! 🙂