Or Maybe a Cold…
Well, I’m feeling a bit better this week than I was this time last week. Which is sort of funny, seeing how I’ve a flu shot between then and now, ha ha. But I also was surprised with a bit of extra sleep, which seems to have gone a long way towards making me feel human.
Having said that, I am working to make peace with the fact that I’m not going to get a break from chronic fatigue this postpartum. I didn’t get a break from it during the pregnancy, and now… sigh. I’ve had spots lately where I’ve had both brain fog from meds and from the chronic fatigue, and that makes me feel worse than worse. And since the med fog is lasting clear into afternoon… eesh. Even now, here after 2pm, I’m still feeling a bit muddled. Heh, I guess I contradicted the above paragraph a bit, sort of. Well, I guess it’s better in some ways, and worse in others, and overall just a smidge better. I figure that makes sense to the Bipolaratti a bit more than those lucky healthy folk how it can be both at once, ha ha.
But ah well. I am mainly happy, and feeling creative enough to do things (and not just to keep the other blog afloat, honest!). So I guess we can say that it’s good enough.
Hey, “mainly happy”, as you know, is worth its weight in gold. I admire how you recognize the good things going on in your life despite the challenges. I too am fatigued, although I don’t have a baby!!!!
I caught a nasty cold over the weekend that has taken the wind out of my sails. Take that fatigue and add my med fatigue together and you’ve got one fatigued mama! Oh well!
At least I got out of bed, published a blog post, and took one of my girls to school without getting into a car accident with the other aggro parents!!!! (My other girl is home sick, the poor thing!)
Got a big kick out of the word “bipolaratti” – I’ve never seen that before! I’m off to take a peek at your other blog now….
take care & keep getting sleep – that’s truly awesome! 🙂 thanks for your post…I just tweeted it too.
I have been fortunate that we’ve met excellent people amongst the parents of Lilbit’s classmates. I don’t know everyone, and I’m pretty sure many aren’t my sort, but that’s okay too. I don’t have to know or get along with everyone.
As for Bipolaratti… I *think* I coined it, hee hee. It feels right for the assorted bipolar bloggers to me.
Best of luck with post-partum fatigue, hormonal chaos, and sleep deprivation. Does make some sense that you feel better after having rested due to the flu. You no doubt need the rest.
I’m bemused, in that I normally get rather ill any time I get a flu vaccine! I’m glad that I didn’t, hee hee. I just felt that this was a good year to get it done, considering the tiny one. 🙂
Littlerbit is four months old, which feels like forever and no time at all. My head knows that I’m still postpartum, but it sort of seems like this has been the state of things for so long that nothing is different. But that’s why I pay attention to things, right?
Four months of sleep deprivation… You are most definitely still post-partum. An infant’s demands on our bodies, on our time and energy are HUGE. Good thing they are so cute.
The husband has kindly been suffering the sleep dep and letting me rest. We both know what a huge difference to sanity maintenance my sleep schedule provides, so we’ve not messed with that. Littlerbit is ALMOST through the night regularly though, so his sainthood is almost repaid. Be nice if she slept as well as her elder sister already!
You are lucky to have a husband who understands your needs for mental health. (Mine’s awesome, too.)
I am definitely lucky, and more so that he was patient with me for the first couple of years of our marriage while I was working towards the point where I could manage to ask for help. So me being in good nick is a reward for both of us.
“Bipolaratti,” lol… love it!
Use it in good health? xD