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Thursday, 18 December 2008

I’ve had it. I mean, I’ve really just had it!

I was looking forward to writing about how I got through an entire day (Tuesday) without a nap. Until I awoke on Wednesday with a headache and an aching neck. I was home in bed by 5:00pm on Wednesday, but two days without naps was just a bad choice.

Today was hard. I had two important meetings today and even with a solid nap in between, I am wiped out with a very sore back and a headache.

I’ve read just about everything on meningitis. So I know that recovery is slow. And I know that depression accompanying a long illness is common. I am just so tired of being…tired. Of the pain. Of the confusion and lack of stamina. Of being unable to fully participate in my life.

Thanks for listening.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Friday, 19 December 2008 5:18 am

    sounds like you need a snow day.

    hang in there, i know it’s a long haul… may your health return soon.

    thinking of you and sending healing prayers your way….

  2. Elisa permalink
    Friday, 19 December 2008 7:26 am

    Hopefully, the next two weeks will be a little quieter for you and you can get some more rest and your strength back. Just hang in there, you will be back to full capacity soon enough.

    Want a good laugh? Imagine me – standing in the supermarket check out line. I just purchased 2 books of stamps. The clerk runs my credit card through and then she pulls out stamps. My choices are the Baby Jesus/Virgin Mary stamps or Christmas trees and Santa Claus stamps. It took me 15 minutes (and the line was getting longer and longer behind me) to explain to the clerk and 2 store managers why I could not put these stamps on my Hanukkah cards before they gave me my money back! They even insisted on checking every register (20 lines worth) for flag stamps or something of the non-holiday variety. I guess I was asking too much!!! Now, I think about it and laugh – but I was mortified! 🙂

  3. knittnkitten permalink
    Friday, 19 December 2008 7:56 am


    Rest up.

  4. Friday, 19 December 2008 8:13 am

    I know what I went through doesn’t even compare to what you’re going through, but I totally understand how it feels to be sick for a long period of time. In fact, I had written many posts that sounded EXACTLY like this one. Just know that you will get better and you will feel like yourself again and it will be wonderful. In the meantime, try to enjoy some daytime TV.

    Thinking of you!

  5. marjorie permalink
    Friday, 19 December 2008 3:17 pm

    i’m so sorry this road is hard. i hope it gets easier soon.

  6. meira permalink
    Saturday, 20 December 2008 9:03 pm

    you poor thing—this must be so awfully frustrating. i hope you feel better soon . . . and start taking naps because you want to not because you must in order to function.

    hugs to you—

  7. Sunday, 21 December 2008 4:26 am

    Oh, dear. Feel good. Maybe get a doctor’s note that says you must nap. Then maybe you will feel less conflicted? Because an authority figure says do it? You do sound frustrated.

    Hope you can enjoy Hanukah.

  8. Sunday, 21 December 2008 5:03 pm

    One day at a time!!

    Trust me, you can get through anything!!

    It helps to nap, even when you don’t think you need it!

    Refuah Shlaymah!!

    Hanukah Sameach!!

  9. meira permalink
    Sunday, 21 December 2008 6:52 pm

    happy chanukah! enjoy your religiously-sanctioned rest while the beautiful candles burn tonight and all week.

    may you have some joy at this wonderful season . . . and perhaps your own chanukah miracle of strength and health and well-being.


    big hugs to you!

  10. Monday, 22 December 2008 10:37 am

    Hang in there.

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