When you have an infant, you can never completely count on a good night's sleep. We've been blessed with a pretty terrific little sleeper. She'll often sleep through the night, for 12 hours straight! However, she also has bouts of teething that interrupt her sleep for several days in a row. We're in the middle of a teething episode now. Those two upper, front teeth have been bugging her constantly!
As it happens, Sienna is also going through a bit of a mommy-phase right now. She wants me to hold her all the time, and certainly won't let Dennis rock her during the night. Although I love her little "mama" coos, it's a bit draining when she's teething and waking up once or twice a night. We are having sweet quality time during the wee morning hours, but during the day, while at work, I'm definitely tired.
Whether you have an infant at home or are just a typical American who tries to fit too much into each day, we all end up feeling run down from time to time. When ...
I am so tired of being tired.
I keel over into sleep whenever I get horizontal for my nap or going to bed at night, out like a light within a minute or two. When I wake up, I feel like I could sleep for days. My mandatory rest period (i.e., daily nap) is more necessary than ever before.
It’s been ages since I’ve woken up feeling rested. Ages since I wasn’t carrying around a mantle of bone-crushing fatigue. And I have no idea why.
I am very lucky that I’m on a medication that works for my RA. It works for the inflammation and pain, as well as for the fatigue. Well, up to a point. I have enough energy if I did nothing but twiddle my thumbs all day. I do, but I do more than that. In fact, I probably do too much. Which may have something to do with the fatigue.
Ya think, Lene?? , my inner voice says sarcastically. She often uses that tone of voice with me.
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The advice we get from our doctors usually makes medical sense. But following it is not easy.
You know: Eat less. Exercise more. Stick yourself with needles. Hey, that's no fun.
On the other hand, the advice we get from Quack Gretchen, MD (no relation, of course) usually makes no sense whatsoever. But at least it's painless. Here are some her recent responses to questions you all wanted to ask but were to shy to ask your doctor.
Q. My CDE keeps tell me to lose Wade. At least I think that's what she said. Wade is my favorite grandson, and I really don't want to lose him, but yesterday I misplaced him. Will that work just as well?
A. Diabetes can be precipitated by too much Wade. You know. You're married to Wade. Your father-in-law is named Wade. His father is named Wade. Your son and six cousins are named Wade. That's simply too much Wade, and trying to keep track of who the conversation is about is stressful, which can lead to diabetes.
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