What happens is you crash and burn. Yesterday I tried hard to do a few things that would have been no big deal in my “old life”. The result is that I did too much and have been dealing with a headache and leg aches since last night. I have taken some Vitamin C and Glutathione and my compounded Acetaminophen. I could get in the sauna but I just don’t sweat that much. Sometimes it helps and other times it stirs things up. I just don’t want to take the chance of feeling worse than I do because I am in charge of three little ones tomorrow. I can deal with a headache if I have to.
So was it worth it? Yes and no. I got some stocking stuffers for the Christmas stockings while I had my husband available to help. Those are the things that I can’t order online so easily. So I donned my mask and did it. At the time it felt good to be doing something normal. But today I feel horrible. Would I do it again? Yes but maybe in baby steps instead of one giant leap. It is those giant leaps that will get you every time. I know better and talk about overdoing and overexposing ourselves but I let the holidays put duct tape on the little voice in my head that would have stopped me.
Today I have been trying frantically to get some things done around here but I am moving like a turtle. I know I have used all my spoons for yesterday, today and probably tomorrow. I did manage to wrap a couple of gifts and take care of some paperwork. Tomorrow is another day.