Bad Flare Up After Car Broke Down

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Feeling like shit today. Woke up after sleeping 10-11 hours, ate breakfast, and then went to take a nap for another couple of hours. So, why am I so exhausted and feeling like I got run over by a steamroller?

Well, yesterday my husband was driving home from work when a tire fell off his car. I had to go pick him up and once I got there, we had to wait for the tow truck to come get the broken down car. It was supposed to be about an hour before the tow truck arrived, instead it was almost three hours. Three hours of sitting in the cold (we did turn on the heat in my car occasionally, but didn’t want to run it the entire time we were waiting). Three hours of sitting in a position that is not good for my back, neck, and joints. Three hours of my joints stiffening due to the cold and being cramped in the car.

I knew today I would feel rough after all that and expected my CFS/ME and Ehlers Danlos to flare up. As usual, I was correct, but I wish I wasn’t. Those who don’t have chronic illness and chronic pain have no idea how easy it is for normal, annoying life events to set us back for days. I think it is something you have to experience to truly understand.

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Crashing Mentally and Physically

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Today I am exhausted and not feeling well mentally or physically, but there are some things I HAVE to do that will keep me from laying in bed all day, which is what I would really rather be doing. I have to go get my allergy shots, which I have to do every single Monday for at least a year or two. Having allergies this bad sucks 😦

My husband and I also have to take in our car to get an alignment. It has been shaking pretty bad on the highway recently when you speed up or slow down, and we are hoping to take a short trip later this week, so we have to go drop it off today, which means I have to at least drive it there.

I’m not sure what is actually wrong with me today. I’ve been trying to eat better and am working on some of the eating disorder behaviors I recently mentioned in another post. I’m still doing my bipolar mood charting, and while I had a few energetic up days a few days ago, I am now definitely heading in the opposite direction. I feel like I’m crashing and I hope it doesn’t last too long this time.