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Moany Danny [Jan. 24th, 2011|05:12 pm]
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I have been exhausted or sick or both for about four months now, and I'm getting bloody tired of it.

Now, in the great scheme of things i.e. my stroke, this is actually pretty minor. And there are plenty of other people with far more serious health issues. But hey, I just feeling like spending some 'poor widdle me' time.

One of the things I've had to watch post-stroke is that I don't run myself down too much. If I do, it's really hard to come back from. And of course, for those of you that have come in late, from around August last year I was dealing with a toddler, a newborn, my 74 year old mum (who is rather like dealing with a third toddler), while I regularly drove 150km to paint and do other work at our new house, and when home would be packing and sorting stuff. Mostly on my own. Sharon was dealing with the kids, though she did her best to reduce the workload for me at home, she's the first to admit she couldn't get much done. The amount she did get done, given the circumstances, was amazing.

But this isn't about Sharon being awesome, this is about me being pathetic. And once I had done most of the shifting in, unloading, etc. I got to go back to the old house and clean it. I had some help from a charming young gentleman towards the end (thanks gutter_monkey!) but by then I was pretty ruined.

Then I started Santa-ing, which knocks the stuffing out of me, and that was combined with starting to look after both kids during the week when Sharon was at work. Then I caught a cold, then I caught 'flu, and the cough from that refuses to go away.

I'm just totally fed up with being constantly tired, or sick, usually both. Apart from all the other reasons to dislike this state of affairs, it means what free time I have is often being spent in bed, and I have a much harder time coping with the kids just being kids.

I'm getting stuff done, but only in fits and starts, dribs and drabs. I have a lot I want to get done, but stuff is only getting done now and again, so that's frustrating. I don't feel like I'm making a dent in any of the dozens of things I need to be getting done.

Over it. And can't see an end in sight any time soon.

[User Picture]From: stephbg
2011-01-24 06:42 am (UTC)
I validate your right to whine under these circumstances.
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[User Picture]From: transcendancing
2011-01-24 03:50 pm (UTC)
I would like to echo this statement.

*sending love*

I hope you start to recover soon.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2011-01-24 07:29 am (UTC)
Sounds like a perfectly reasonable vent to me. I agree it sucks. Rest where you can, and see if you can practice saying 'no' to anything you think will drain you more (even if it sounds really really cool).
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[User Picture]From: sonictail
2011-01-24 02:35 pm (UTC)
Danny, if you can't comment on here, where can you comment. It's all cool and I understand where you're coming from. But things will work out cause you're damn well doing everything you can.

That and you're pretty damn awesome.

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[User Picture]From: bunny_m
2011-01-25 12:12 am (UTC)
There's a lot of tired, run down and sick going about lately.

As everyone else has commented already, you have every right to whinge about this.

Remember, thou art mortal.

And awesome.

*offers hugs*
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[User Picture]From: murasaki_1966
2011-01-25 09:39 pm (UTC)
Have you have your sinuses checked out? I was like this: tired, buggered, a pesky coughing that wouldn't go away. Turned out to be infected sinuses that wouldn't clear up.

Otherwise, I wish you better health.
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[User Picture]From: drew_bowie
2011-01-30 01:24 am (UTC)
I personally think you have every right to express yourself and how you feel about your health.

Sure, we don't, generally, like people whining about "their health". I reserve that for the people who get on twitter/facebook/LJ and post reams of crap about, oh for example, the foot they broke while screamingly drunk and falling off a pushbike followed by daily and endless whining about how much pain they're in, how long they've been waiting in the surgery waiting room for their next xray (this was at least once a week, for hours at a time) and generally boring people to tears with their whining over an accident they drunkenly caused themselves and then tried to pin blame on anyone else who was there or might have been walking past.

Yes, it's entirely possible I may be thinking of a particular person...

Short version: You have a health problem, you don't rabbit on about it nearly so much as you think you do and it's something that your friends are actually concerned about knowing how you're coping with it.
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