The Aftermath

This will be my last post for this month. 

You’ll have perhaps noticed that this is Post 4 in as many days so I’m really pushing my luck with Mr Brain. Two of the posts were written weeks ago and just needed to be published but the other two (yesterday’s and today’s) were more spur of the moment. I’m doing it for something to do. Summer is a busy time in our house as it is the busiest season for the family business. With everyone so busy I’m here on my own a lot so I’m extra thankful to have my online community living in my iPad. 

Today isn’t so good but that’s to be expected after yesterday. Tomorrow and the next day won’t be too wonderful either but ho hum. My heart is beating overtime, my legs feel full of concrete, it feels like there is poison running through my veins, I feel very sick and lightheaded, I’m a dead weight today. It’s a slumped-on-the-sofa day; struggling-to-get-myself-a-drink-from-the-kitchen day. 

My ‘What a difference a day makes’ post has already shown how the aftermath of a couple of hours of being ‘active’ knocks us poorly people for six, but I thought a video might be good too. Yesterday I was out of the house for less than an hour. You might see that things have really come on since I made that post in January. I’m not in bed for a start and I can talk. Hooray for progress! 

Those of you familiar with the sound of my voice will know that today it doesn’t sound quite right though. My breathing isn’t wonderful and my eyes don’t look like my eyes usually do. I sat up (almost straight) for you in the video (if only so it didn’t scare you all off with my multiple chins by recording at an odd angle) but I am struggling with being upright today. 

Still, I’m not looking for pity. I’m a tough cookie. I’m just trying to help you understand.  

See you in August.

Published by Anna Redshaw

Blogging about life in the slow lane with an invisible, chronic illness. I wasn't always a sick chick so this is somewhat of a life changing experience!

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