Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Valentine's Day Followed by a Crash
Yesterday was Valentine's Day and I wanted to make it special for my sweet hubby who sacrifices so much for us. I planned everything out and, with exception of eating by candlelight serving dinner on our wedding china, I made it happen. I ran into town while he was sleeping to get his gift, did the grocery shopping and made a really nice dinner of lamb chops, wild rice mix and a salad of baby Spring greens with sweet orange peppers and homemade croutons. I also had a glass of wine with dinner. After dinner we hot tubbed and then had a nice dessert of iced chocolate brownies. My hubby had started the say off with a sweet surprise for me and I wanted to finish it with something special for him. Mission accomplished!
After he left for work later in the evening, I could feel a major crash coming on. My head started to ache and the pain in the rest of my body got worse. As is common with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I desperately needed to sleep, but it kept taunting me for hours. I finally feel asleep in the early morning hours and crawled out of bed around 9:30 this morning, only to still have the headache and feel like I had been hit by yet another huge truck. My day has been spent for the most part on the couch watching "A Different World" on Netflix. It helps my mind to escape for awhile and to be honest, it is about all I can handle right now. Even typing this on the computer hurts my hands, back and neck. I had hoped to get some laundry done today, but lifting the laundry baskets and transferring heavy wet laundry from the washer to the dryer is too much for me at the moment. I'll have to ask Jeff to do it when he gets up for the day. I wish I were stronger and healthier, but this in my reality. Days like this make me so thankful for days where I can get things done. Praying that tomorrow will be a much better and less painful day.