Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A whole lot of nothing!

Today was one of those days where I just did mindless stuff in front of the computer. I cannot say that it was a productive day. Okay, I did do a bit of reading for a paper I'm writing but really nothing significant. Mainly, I waisted a good day!

I went through my morning ritual of reading blogs, posted a few comments, checked Google mail, yahoo mail and played a bit on Club Penguin. Yet, I'm exhausted! I think it's due to my "burning the mid night oil" for the past few days. Frankly, I'm realizing that my health is still not up to doing late nights.

Perhaps I should fill you in a bit, last spring I went in for the possibility of ovarian cancer. Thankfully, and I am thankful, it was an awful case of endometriosis. Due to complications, I had a total of four (4) major unexpected surgeries. This ordeal put a huge amount of stress on my body, which lead to the development of Sweet Syndrome. I have been battling this since January of this year. I'll spare you the medical details and testing. I am happy to report that I'm on the mend, however not physically ready for marathon sessions.

I've come to the conclusion that I have a difficult time, and still do, accepting the fact that for the time being I must take care of myself. Take it easy Carole! It is difficult when you're the type of personality that's on the go. I've never been sick in my whole life until now. What's not helping the situation is that instead of resting when I felt the need, I ate to get a boost of energy. Not a good thing for many obvious reasons.

Tonight while my daughter was doing her horseback riding lesson, I went to the gym and registered for a yoga class. That will help get me back gently in physical shape. Tonight, I'm going to bed early! Of course I would like to put the binding on Carolyn's quilt! Do I dare?

Off to think about my Ditch Witch declaration for tomorrow!

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Glad you are on the mend. I've never heard of Sweet Syndrome. I"m glad you gave the link.

Pam said...

Sounds like you have been through an awful lot lately. At least you are on the mend. It is hard when you are just used to doing what you want, when you want, without worrying about strength and stamina and consequences of overdoing it. Sometimes it is two steps forward and one step back when you recover from an illness. Take it easy.

Connie said...

Carole, DO take care of yourself. One of my friends is a well-trained yoga instructor and I've had a few sessions with her in the past. It's amazing how relaxing and calming I felt afterwards. It didn't involve meditation (spiritually speaking) but just relaxing and breathing techniques. Just take care!

Nicole and Phil said...

look after yourself, and take it easy! Yoga sounds good, also sewing something will make you smile too!
xxx

joyce said...

I think Yoga is a very good idea. You get some exercise and a lot of relaxing. Actually learning how to relax can be useful in a lot of different situations.

Darlene said...

Carole, I'd never heard of Sweet Syndrome - thanks for the link. It's very important that you slow down and allow your body to heal.

I've been experiencing some health issues for almost two years - had to cut back my work schedule and it's been a long process to get better. I had to have emergency surgery last April and it took me forever to bounce back as I'd lost alot of blood before the surgery. Our bodies tell us to slow down and so often we ignore the signs. Take care of yourself!

Kim said...

So sorry to hear you've been going through this--it's hard to slow down when you're used to going all the time. At least you have a hobbie you enjoy that's not too physical, but make sure you get enough sleep too.

pamina said...

I'm so happy for you that you have now a better health. It's one of the most important things in our lives. Take care !

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