My Bed is my Bestie

Totally sad, but true. Since Saturday, not much has changed. My bed is my Bestie. I don’t even know how many hours I’ve spent in bed feeling not so bueno. Yesterday was more of sleeping, a few loads of laundry, reading, resting. I did manage to get out of the house, only because I had to, and so I drove around a bit near here and took some pictures. It was the Big Event this weekend, at least for moi.

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Winter sky of blue

This time of year it the most beautiful to me. I think it has to do with the crystal blue expansive skies, the golden colors mixed with grey and brown. It’s cold. But not the tepid cold. More of a biting cold. The kind of cold that makes your eyes sting. No wind though. Just pure perfection. The beaches are also my favorite this time of year. The ocean stirs no matter what is happening on shore. And empty, the beaches are empty of people which is total bliss. Only the birds and the sea creatures are scurrying around. Hearing the waves lap, the seagulls squabble, feeling the rigid breeze is all inspiring.

 

But I didn’t go to the beach. The nearest one is about an hour plus away not even considering traffic, and hey, I can barely make it to the front door. No can do. This morning was just more of the same. Headache, stomachache, body pain. My alarm screamed at 5 a.m. and so did all of my body. This Monday was so not happening.

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January 2016

 

It’s disappointing to feel terrible enough that I have to take a sick day. I know that is what they are for, but in the past, I would take a sick day and then feel better. Now, I take a sick day and just pray I can handle the rest of the week, whether that is 4 more days or just one. It’s frustrating. What did I do today? I ran the dishwasher, did a load of laundry, and walked out to get the mail. Otherwise, I spent the rest of the day in bed with my BFF. We snoozed, watched some t.v. and did a smidge of reading. Sounds delightful to many I’m sure. But all the while, the Lyme played in the background, the pounding headache, the sore joints, the brain fog, and the stomach issues. Constantly moving to escape the pain if on one side too long, I have 2 heating pads going. I thought about adding a 3rd but that is a little excessive and truly ridiculous. And the not knowing if the next hour or day will be better? That is the most frustrating. This unpredictability of this disease is why I am trying to do my best to just relax and enjoy the times when I do feel decent. There is no “storing” up feeling good nor energy. Both things come and go, flitting in and out like a hummingbirds. So quickly, I can be at about 80% then, bam, 20%. So it goes.

Hopefully, though, now that I rested today and I was good about not being too pissed at myself, I can go to work tomorrow and be productive. Sorry BFF, you’ll have to handle the rest of the week alone.

Until next time, my people, peace and joy to you and yours – B

 

 

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13 thoughts on “My Bed is my Bestie

  1. Janice Wald January 12, 2016 / 6:11 am

    Hi,
    It’s been a few days since you wrote this. I hope you are feeling better My bed is my favorite place to snuggle too. The bedroom is like our family room.
    I met you on Jason Cushman’s site. Maybe you can check out my blog, especially if you could use a blogging tip or two. That’s what I blog about. Like Jason, I have regular networking opportunities.
    Janice

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  2. ReadBetweentheLyme January 12, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Hi Janice! Doing a bit better this morning, thanks. I’m checking out your site right noe 😊 hope it’s a great day!

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  3. nopassingfancy January 13, 2016 / 6:11 am

    Here’s hoping you’re having a ‘I’m facing the rest of the week okay’ type of week?
    Reading your blog reminded me to put a load of laundry in, so there πŸ˜‰
    Your weather sounds wonderful. I live in South Africa, and we’re coming in to the hottest part of Summer now….I live in a coastal town, and our humidity is ridiculous! Roll on Winter πŸ˜‰
    (Although the winters we experience are not as cold as other places – I’ve never seen real snow, can you believe that?)

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    • ReadBetweentheLyme January 13, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Hi! Thanks for the well wishes. I’m feeling better and back at work yeah! I don’t envy your weather at all. I’m in South Texas. No snow here. Well, once in the past 20 years! I live near the Gulf of Mexico so I understand about the humidity. Sometimes, I feel like I could cut it with a knife! How are your “winters” there? Thanks for reading and commenting! πŸ˜€

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  4. nopassingfancy January 13, 2016 / 11:55 am

    I just had a look at humidity levels, and yes, we understand each other there! Your area has about the same as ours πŸ˜‰
    Our winters are generally ‘warm’, I suppose. At night we usually don’t drop to less than 50 degrees F, and then we get confused around lunchtime because some days it can get as high as 68F and we wind up removing our layers πŸ˜‰
    I am actually very grateful for our Winter weather because central heating is not something we get around here – unless you buy a stand alone heater for your house πŸ˜‰
    I’m glad you’re feeling better πŸ™‚

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    • ReadBetweentheLyme January 13, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Same here with the winter weather! The week of Christmas it was about 80 degrees but that Sunday the high was 50. The lowest it’s been thus far this winter is 31 night before last but otherwise it’s been a mild winter. Right now is perfect: 60 and sunny daytime, 40 at night. Hoping it stays this way a few more weeks. I bet your summers are brutal!

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      • nopassingfancy January 14, 2016 / 5:20 am

        They really can be brutal – especially since maybe 10% of houses here have aircon…it’s just not a thing. And I have been finding that the three fans we have just circulate the hot air!
        February is usually our hottest month, so I am really NOT looking forward to that.
        On the upside they say we’re looking to have the coldest Winter ever – I can’t wait πŸ˜‰

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      • ReadBetweentheLyme January 14, 2016 / 11:24 am

        OMG. I can’t imagine surviving without ac. Noooo! How do you do it? My mind is blown. The humidity alone. “Winter” here lasts maybe if we are lucky, Dec-Feb. We will get cold fronts in October and November off and on, but we didn’t get many this year. I’m still amazed you do it with no ac. God bless you!!

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      • nopassingfancy January 14, 2016 / 2:03 pm

        My friend, who lives in Kansas, says the same thing to me daily! Her mind is also blown by the fact that I have no aircon in my house πŸ˜‰ (and neither do most other people). Most of the major shopping outlets do though, so a necessary trip to the grocery store is not completely unpleasant πŸ˜‰
        That’s why I like being out in the car – IT at least HAS aircon πŸ˜‰
        And thank you πŸ™‚

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  5. Abirami January 14, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Some days are good and some bad. Take them all with a starlight face, right? Well that’s what I try. If it gets boring, then nap till the end of time. πŸ˜€ anyway! I hope the rest of your week is better. Try to stay positive. I know that’s a cliche but it really does help. πŸ™‚ cheers to you!

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    • ReadBetweentheLyme January 14, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thanks for the cheering on! 😊 Napping can be pretty awesome for sure. Hope you have a great day!

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      • Abirami January 14, 2016 / 11:20 am

        You are most welcome. πŸ™‚

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