I'm a 40-something stay-at-home mom to five (ages 20, 19, 18, 14 and 10) and now gramma of one (now 1 1/2). I've been married for twenty years to a guy that puts up with all of my crazy and sticks with me anyway.
I suffer from several chronic illnesses (mental and physical) that make it hard for me to do pretty much anything. Chronic fatigue is the overwhelming symptom at the time and has stopped me from literally living.
Before it got too bad, I enjoyed writing fanfic, reading, watching TV, knitting/crocheting, digital scrapbooking and playing board games with my kids. Now mostly I just stare at my laptop but get nothing done. I literally don't have the energy.
I keep trying, though.
I haven't really been able to keep up with my illness journal lately because of these keyboard issues. The only way to get the keys working is to heat the laptop up. I've been able to do that somewhat by blocking the vents in the back while I type somewhere else, but it's taking over an hour sometim...
Yesterday was going pretty good. After some caffeine, I felt okay and more alert than I have in awhile. I had hoped the treatment was working. I managed to get my keys working early to get an illness journal written. Then i had to order some bras for one of my daughters (after all of hers were eaten...
Well, I'm up before 10am today and feeling okayish? I'm having a hard time telling what is and isn't working with all of the new meds and treatments. For a while, I was naturally getting up at 6am, and I kind of miss that. I could get a lot done in the morning while sitting quietly in my room. And ...
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Just a log of the meals I make and possibly eat. I have chronic fatigue which makes it hard for me to do anything. I save my energy to be able to cook for my family, but I've developed some other health issues involving food and now I'm too anxious to eat any of it.