Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fatigue, Fatigue and More Fatigue

Seems there is always something wrong these days. The joints are feeling pretty good but starting last week the fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks and nothing helps. Sunday I went to bed at 8:30 and slept till 6 and I still felt so tired I had to sleep another hour. All week I haven't been able to get up in the morning.  To moms out there,  I describe the fatigue as first trimester exhaustion to non moms and men you know that feeling when you got over a cold or it's starting and you just want to sleep all day? That is where I am right now.

Something interesting today, which I suppose I read before is to exercise. I have been doing pretty good the last 4 weeks but this week is cold and raining and not ideal walking weather. Has me curious if not walking this week has made the fatigue worse.  I love living in the midwest and the season changes. I would normally suck it up and grab an umbrella and get out there. I have even in the middle of winter while it was snowing sat in a hot tub with my friend Laura ( Laura if your reading I know that made you laugh)  But this weather has been crazy,  yesterday it was sleeting, raining, hailing and even a thunder storm.  The high temperature was only 32 out there. Not very motivating to get moving. With that kind of weather you can add an extra 20 min to my drive home and then it's get dinner going try to keep my 2 year old entertained so he doesn't tear the house apart and do this all the while in the back of my head just wanting to collapse on the couch and not move. By the time dinner is done any thought of doing an exercise dvd is gone out the window.

Theory number two is a flare is around the corner? My fingers feel puffy today and my wedding ring felt to tight to wear but besides that I almost made the 4 week mark, I haven't made it 4 weeks with no flare in to many months to count so I am hoping I can hang in there just a few more days.

This weeks goals have just been to make it through the week and stay on top of the eating. I need to take it easy this week and try not to add to much on to my RA fatigued brain. The eating is going pretty good my only downfall this week was not bringing enough snacks to keep the hunger monster away and then eating a big dinner but that can be a goal for next week after my infusion Monday and hopefully the sun decides to peak out at us here in the Midwest and I can get back to walking and eating right and grabbing control of Mr RA. He still hasn't won just because the fatigue is here I am still eating good and will be walking again soon enough!


  1. keep going Lady and yes, you did make me laugh..good memories.

  2. I seem to be getting more fatigued too. I think it has to do with the weather here. It has been cold, rainy & major storms. I have stayed in my pj's for 2 days now. I am going to force myself to get up tomorrow & probably go for a walk.