Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lost Day

Sleeping The Day Away

Yesterday The Headache was very active, so I took benedryl and phenergan.  Maybe a touch more than I was able to handle.  Today I could not stay awake.  It might be because I did not sleep very well due to The Leg pain and pelvic pain (because I did not take any narcotic pain killers yesterday) or it might be that I took too much medication.  I took what was a normal amount of medication for me -  a total of 50 mg of phenergan for the day and 50 mg of benedryl.  Maybe it was a combination of both too little sleep and too much medication??

I have not taken any pain relieving medication today.  I have slept most of the day again.  I got up at 6 am like I do when I am planning to get to work at a regular time.  I fell asleep taking a bath.  I got dressed but fell asleep when I sat down to put on my slacks.  I sat on the couch to put on my shoes and fell asleep again.  I then got my stuff together to go out to the car but thought I need to sit and rest a minute.  The next thing I know its NOON.  I tried to get awake but I could only go a little ways and then rest and fall asleep again.  I gave up and called in.

I am trying to teach and train the new gal and guy as much as possible as quickly as possible.  I fear my body just isn't going to keep going no matter how much I want it too.  My will power just cannot overcome this any longer.  Things like today keep happening that I cannot plan for.  It is making me extremely aggravated...if I wasn't so durn sleepy!

Trouble breathing today too.  I am off the antibiotics but still using the inhaler.  Maybe that's why I was so sleepy?  I am still sleepy even now and I have slept and slept and slept.  The Headache is still way above normal but much better than yesterday.

Praying for a good night and a great morning tomorrow and a full day of work.  I have things to do and this lethargy is in my way.  Maybe the sleepiness will put me to sleep tonight because I am hurting quite a bit from The Legs.  I could use a great side effect tonight.  Yes sirree Bob!


  1. I do the same thing. Some days, a lot of days, I sleep until 3 or 4 pm, and then the day is gone!! I get up, shower, sit down to read email, blogs, etc and fall asleep again in my recliner!!I hate it!! I hate the sleepiness sometimes more than the pain. That's a hard toss up. But at less I know I am alive when I am in pain and awake. When I sleep all the time, seems life is passing me by.
    I understand exactly what you are saying. I hope you sleep well and can do what needs to be done tomorrow. Please know I am thinking of you and praying for you!!!

    God Bless~
    Debbie Jean

  2. Debbie Jean: I am glad I am not the only sleepy one out here. I have been having this more often and more often - sometimes to drive to work (a 45 min drive) it may take 2 hours because I have to pull off and sleep - which is dangerous. I can't figure out if it is medication or simply dealing with pain 24/7. Thank you my bloggy twin for letting me know I am not alone!!!

  3. Sounds like your body has a great need right now for sleep. I've had short periods of time when I just can't get enough sleep. Intentions of short naps turn into 4 or 5 hours and for whatever crazy reason it won't effect my sleep that night. It never goes on for very long, but it only happens when I'm super run down physically and mentally.

  4. Migrainista: Still uber sleepy today. Maybe it is just a course correction for fatigue! Not sure what to do with it except SLEEP....

  5. Well I slept until 630pm yesterday...and today I am still in bed at 4pm! BAD head the last couple of days...I couldn't go to work either.

  6. Maybe its the onset of spring type weather?? Bad headache today for me too. Argh! Hope you get to feeling better soon Jessica!!! I don't know how you do the work you do just knowing how much you probably have to WALK on your shift let alone think too!