The month of February has so far been extremely ruff on me. The crippling tiredness that pops up every now and then with my illness hit me hard two weeks ago. I’m usually feeling more tired during this part of the year as my joint issues tend to be more active and thus the tiredness shows up. As I’ve felt pretty good though despite a problematic hip I didn’t think much about it until suddenly… boom… I can’t seem to sleep enough. Being woken up by the alarm clock in the morning is just so stressful. I’m in bed by 8 pm some evenings and I’m still so tired at 6 am the next morning that I barely can get out of bed. I force myself to do it of course and somehow I’m able to work my 8 hours a day. Some days I’m so tired I keep wondering where my brain cells are. 🙂 Luckily work keeps me awake and busy but once I get home I barely want to do anything. Best days of the week is undoubtedly Saturday and Sunday morning when I can sleep in. I can’t wait until this tiredness is gone. I seriously dislike the tiredness, in fact I much rather have pain in my joints.
To make matter worse my eye inflammation is back despite me being on the preventative cortisone eye drops for a month now. When I went to the ophthalmologists (fancier word for eye doctor 🙂 ) a few days ago I was told to call the hospital and have a talk about my medication with my rheumatologist. My regular rheumatologist is off duty until I don’t know when but I got an appointment with another doctor in two weeks. I’m really not looking forward to start talking medications again. I’ve felt so good for so long with the medications I have now and there are certain drugs (read methotrexate) I wish I didn’t have to think about taking again. I’ve been without it for 1,5 years now and I’ve felt so good. I seriously hope the doctor comes up with another solution.
Now I’m off to bed soon at the time is just barely 6.30 pm. I need to be at the airport at 5 am tomorrow morning so that means my alarm clock rings at 3.30 am. Yikes! I’m going to be so tired tomorrow! Luckily I have 2 hours I can sleep on the airplane. I’m going to Germany on a business trip for a few days.