Definitely not at my best.

So, I’m noticing that, although I have been able to gain a great deal of ground in the energy department, I am still feeling the effects of The Mono. I am back to working full time and I have been since the first week of December. I’m thankful for that, but I am definitely nowhere near the me I am used to being.

I need obscene amounts of sleep. I get tired quickly. I have very little emotional or mental energy. I often want nothing more than to crawl into bed and pull up the covers.

And I do this. Often.

OK, I do it every single day as soon as I get home from work.

Most days, I get terrible headaches and neck pain. Intermittent nausea. Some days I have no appetite to speak of, and I only eat when I start getting dizzy. Some days I feel as if I could eat a house, plank by plank.

Some days I do my hair and my makeup.

Some days I barely get to work with my eyes open.

I want me back. I want to be the Amy I was just getting to know and kind of like.

Maybe that’s the lesson in all of this. I guess I should enjoy what I can in each season of my life – each one may not last for long.

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3 responses to “Definitely not at my best.

  1. Can you do some light exercise? I know being sick, you can't go all out, but I wonder if some short walks or a little yoga or something might help with the energy issue.

  2. amy

    maybe i could. it kind of wipes me out just walking from the parking lot at work to my desk. i do have some walking away the pounds videos at home, maybe i could do them until i run out of energy. i hate that catch 22… that you have to exercise to get energy, but if you don't have energy in the first place? i do have good days, so maybe on the next one i will try to move more than usual.

  3. Well, your situation is a little unique. :-)Having no energy from mono is different from having no energy because you don't move enough or eat right. Hopefully, you'll get back to 100% soon.

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