I love to sleep. I would say that I'm actually really greedy about getting as much as I can get, whenever I can. I'm also blessed with the ability to sleep any time of the day. Needless to say, I nap almost every day.
I was exhausted before the March Break. I was exhausted during the March Break. I also slept like a fiend for the entire week. I knew that I would be tired this week, but yesterday I slept for over two hours and then today I missed yoga because when I woke up for an hour long nap I felt sick (I think that I may have eaten too much cheese with my after school snack!).
I've always been able to function on seven hours of sleep. I usually wake up before my alarm clock, but I fall back to sleep. This is a longstanding pattern, but I still haven't felt so out of it in my life. I do acknowledge that my job is a lot more demanding. I have 20 needy little kids that demand my attention during the school today. This afternoon during a Social Studies lesson I was helping three different kids spell three different words. It's amazing that my head didn't start spinning!
So what's going on? Is it the evil C.lomid that's zapping me of my energy? Is it the endo that's causing the fatigue. Duck has graciously passed on a couple of books on endometriosis and I know that fatigue is a symptom. I'm even looking forward to my surgery so I can have a couple of weeks off to sleep!
Sick, I know.
I'm also a little suspicious that I may be a little depressed. I've struggled with depression in university and I saw a therapist of a couple of years. I don't feel as low as I did then, but right now I just feel empty. Everything just seems gray and blah. I know that I'm scared about the surgery, but my logical brain knows that it has to be done.
So what to do? Wallow for the next couple of weeks? Eat more chocolate? Sit outside in the sunshine to boost my levels of vitamin D? Exercise more?
I hope that this phase passes soon. I really don't want to have my surgery feeling so low.
p.s. I found this link from another blog (although I can't for the life of me remember where! I'm blaming that on exhaustion). It's not for the faint of heart, but it sure is interesting!