Exhausted, mentally, physically

by Veronica on February 9, 2014

in Amy, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Isaac

I had to walk up the road (200m) this morning to discuss an incident in which a neighbour’s dog killed a bunch of my baby chickens. By the time I got back, I was exhausted. It’s not a strenuous walk – the road is flat and easy. But my foot fell apart as I limped home, unable to quite work out which bone was out of place.

Yesterday I had one ulcer hiding in the bottom of my cheek. This morning, both sides of my mouth are ulcerated. My skin is breaking out, my brain is foggy and I am Tired and Run Down.

The school holidays were wonderful, but I’m wrung out. I need a week of laying on the couch reading books, drinking chicken soup and doing nothing.

My joints are flared, my shoulders keep falling out of place and I am feeling like my blood pressure can’t work out how low it wants to fall.

Look, this happens every few months. It’s actually been a while since I felt this terrible, and it’s nice to have had a break in the middle from the see saw that is my health.

But today I feel crappy, and exhausted. I have things I need to do, I have things I want to do. I have children to feed and watch and play with, but uuuuugh.


School is back, which is a bonus. Isaac began Kindergarten last week, and his first day went amazingly well.

Isaac first day of school 075

Isaac first day of school 098

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to this week, with 2/3 of my children at school, and Evelyn still napping regularly.

Hopefully, I can rest, recharge, and stop feeling like I’m being pressed into the ground by the sheer weight of the exhaustion I have.

Blossom February 9, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Hang in there hon. Rest up as much as you can.


Happy Elf Mom February 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

I hope Evelyn cooperates and feels well enough to nap all week. :)

Sam Stone (@A Life on Venus) February 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I hope you can nap every day lovely lady. xo

Emma February 10, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I hope you get the sleep and rest you need and things stabilise again.
The heat has really been making my blood pressure tank and I seem to be spending half the day putting my fingers back in joint. I’ve no idea why that’s happening all of a sudden but hydrotherapy was shut for most of December and all of January so everything is tight.
Wow. Isaac looks so grown up since I last saw him.

river February 14, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Drop everything and lie down as soon as Evelyn goes to sleep, keep it up until you feel more able to cope. A week, two…a month. You need the rest, so take it where and when you can.
Amy and Isaac both look so grown up now.

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