The malaise fairy paid me a visit today, as did the pain troll. My feet and my toes feel like someone ran them over with a big monster truck. Needless to say, I have not been pleasant company. It took me four hours to clean my living room and kitchen today due to a lack of energy. It took my toddler and tween twenty minutes to tear apart both rooms. For someone who hates stopping and can’t sit still, today was a simply a waste of a day. Now, at 11:30 p.m., it is hard to fall asleep because the pain and the extreme exhaustion aren’t allowing me to sleep.
RA and FMS definitely make for an uncomfortable day and life. I find that my bad days are my most vulnerable days. There are the days when I break down in tears easily and turn into a raging mad woman. Expect for telling my boys repeatedly to “calm down” and to “sit still,” I think I did pretty good. Oh yes, and I yelled at my husband for being so lazy. Otherwise, I think I kept my cool. I even managed to get out of the house briefly and get some things from the store, in slow motion of course. It was like watching a movie in slow motion. I needed to get some fresh air and being coped up in the house wasn’t pleasant for me or the boys.
Well, hopefully tomorrow is better. One thing I have learned about my conditions is that patience is a virtue. Stress turns into flare-ups so I don’t plan on making myself worse on a day like today. I think taking it easy is best solution on a day like today.
Now, if I could keep the malaise fairy and the pain troll away. You think a Brinks home security system might help?