How many times have I meant to post here but not gotten to it…? Way too many, it would seem, if I haven’t posted for so long! Haha.
I have missed it here, but I have still been quite busy. Stress management and pain management classes have ended and I am going slow and steady at the gym. After Easter, a lifestyle class (a bit of group therapy, doctor and dietician) will be starting.
Job help is progressing, too, and I’ll be taking my first class since 2006 in May. Woohoo!
But here we come to the grit of it.
I have always been about standing up and dusting yourself off when you fall off the horse. I’ve said that, if nothing else, at least I am a person who keeps on trying. But the trucking has been very difficult lately.
I’ve started a food diary, cut calories, become more calorie-aware, have been going to the gym, cut out almost all alcohol… and things have gotten progressively worse. The tiredness that has plagued me off and on for years has been happening a lot since I had the flu last year and came to a major peak in the past fortnight.
I’ve been so exhausted that putting on my clothes in the morning is a major effort – and that’s after a full night of sleep. You can imagine how going to the gym has been going. That along with a bunch of other niggles that are happening more frequently finally got me to go to the doctor to address the problems.
So today I started on the road to getting the mystery sorted out. Tomorrow I get some blood tests. After Easter, I will get the results and go from there.
I’m hoping it’ll be a short road to answers, but it may be a long one. For those still reading, thanks for bearing with me while I try to get my energy levels back up.