I hope y’all had a great start to your week! Hopefully it was not a dreadful long Monday! I went to bed last night with a terrible headache and woke up early this morning with the same headache with no relief. But, I did still go to work and make it almost 5 hours, which was more than I had been able to do in a long time! So, I take this as a step in the right direction! I think things can only go up from here on out!
Considering this is a short week, I am hoping that I will be able to build on the amount of hours I can handle at work. After three hours all my pains started to increase, but I was determined to push myself further and not just cave into that pain. I thought maybe if I got up and walked away from my desk it would help with the blood flow and relieve some of the pain I was having. Getting up to stretch did help some and allowed me to continue my work for an additional 2 hours! I do think sitting at a desk, staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time is not really healthy for anyone and we all need to be able to move around for short lengths of time.
I can not say if the alarm going off or getting ready for work or the drive into the office is more draining, but all of them together are exhausting. Then you have to add the actual work to the mix! My goodness after my almost 5 hours today not only do I feel very fatigued but I also have a lot of pain. I plan to spend my evening trying to relax doing as little as possible!
I really hope I have the strength to increase my hours over the next two days and then I will have a four-day break from work responsibilities. I can not say how I will be feeling physically next week, but I am going to try to stay very positive and take things slow. I do not want to set myself up for failure by saying next week I am going to work my normal full-time hours and be perfectly fine, because that is just making an irrational assumption. If I had the ability to control all the pain I have, I would have done that weeks ago, so who is to say I will be able to have that control next week? I am doing the best I can right now with dealing with pain that does not seem to go away or even ease up and the stress all of this is causing me, if only I had a magic wand to make everything better!
Thank y’all for visiting and reading my thoughts for the day! I do know and understand that things could be much worse and I do believe they are slowly getting better, I just wish things could be back to normal sooner than later! I hope y’all have a nice and relaxing evening!! Take care and I look forward to reading your posts and your comments to my post today!