Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Paying the Price for Too Much Fun
I overdid it yesterday. I'm working with the local Mothers of Preschoolers group 3 days a month now providing childcare while the mothers get a much needed break and time of fellowship. The little boy that I am paired up with to work one on one with was not feeling well so he and his momma stayed home. I ended up helping in one of the toddlers rooms with all the kids since that will be the group that the little boy and I will be with when he is feeling better. I had a wonderful time cuddling and playing with those little ones for 2 1/2 hours but boy am I paying for it now. Picking up, rocking crying little ones, changing a multitude of diapers, building with Legos and blocks, holding 2 cuties on my lap while I read to a group all took a toll on this broken down body of mine. When I am in a situation like that I give my absolute all and push through using up every bit of energy I have. I then come home and crash.
By the time I arrived home after MOPs and doing some shopping, I was spent. I crawled into my pajamas, curled up in my recliner and fought off sleep because I knew if I took a nap, I would not be able to sleep later that night. Around 8 p.m., I drew myself a nice hot bath with soaking salts in it, hoping it would ease some of the aches and pains and help me sleep. No such luck but the cat did enjoy walking back and forth along the side of the bathtub. ;) Doofy (aka Rufus) likes to walk across me and climb in and out of my lap when I am in my chair and in bed. Last night and today him doing that is excruciating.
Today I am exhausted and so sore. I took a shower, and got ready for the day putting on the softest bra I had and then ran down to the library. Even that hurt so that bra came off the minute I got back home. If having my Fibromyalgia flaring was not enough, my Chronic Fatigue thought it would be a magnificent day to join the party. Every move I make feels like I am lifting lead. My hands are aching as I type this. I hurt, my brain is foggy, I'm tired and all I want to do is crawl back into bed and sleep and escape the pain. But if you ask me if it was worth it, I will tell you without a doubt, YES!