I had to call off from work today because I started having another flare yesterday. I woke up Tuesday morning and felt great, but by Tuesday afternoon, I was feeling the symptoms coming on. I ended up napping most of yesterday afternoon and then was wide awake last night even though I felt like crap. This morning when I woke up at 8 a.m., I knew there was no way I was in shape to go into work at 11 a.m. I had that ever familiar feeling of major exhaustion, headache and I was even having pain under my left armpit so my lymph nodes must be swollen also this time.
All day I prayed for sleep to come to take away the pain and misery for a while. Finally this afternoon I was able to get some sleep. I felt a little better tonight but that is usual for me to perk up around 8 p.m. on days I don’t fell well. I hate missing work but I figured it was better to miss one day than to have to miss a bunch of days because I didn’t listen to my body.
As I get older, I do tend to listen better to my body. I’m not perfect and I will always be fighting the Type A personality need to be superwoman but compared to what I used to be like, I’m 110% better at taking it easy when necessary.