More Tuesday thoughts...  

whoisagentj 49M
692 posts
8/6/2019 7:30 am

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8/7/2019 8:01 am

More Tuesday thoughts...

Well, it's been a bit since I posted, so I thought I'd run here and post a blog to get some thoughts out of my head and on here.

Friday I got home, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and my back was in such pain, I had to go to a masseuse in order to deal with the pain. With all of the stress I had the week before clearing away, my body had been reacting badly to the stress, so my entire back was knotted up. When I got to the massage place, they got me in luckily without an appointment, and I booked an hour session. As the masseuse began to work, she noticed I my entire back was knotted up, and asked if I wanted to extend the session to 90 minutes in order to deal with all of the back issues I had. I had asked her if she could and we extended it and she began to work. My muscles were in such poor shape, every spot she hit, it was so painful the tears were streaming down my face, and as she began to manipulate my back muscles the pain was excruciating. She then had to slap on a special eucalyptus rub on my back to heat up my muscles and get them to relax and hot stones to set on my knotted muscles. Man did feel hot, but it was good and soon after the 90 minutes, while my back was sore, I felt mobile again. She also told me to soak in the tub later night in an Epson salt bath to relax and relieve my muscles which I did.

Saturday morning, I barely got up, but I did. My back was still in really bad pain, but it wasn't stiff, just incredibly sore. I grabbed breakfast and out the door I went to take my for lunch on Saturday. After lunch, we did a bit of shopping, and while in the mall, a guy accidentally stepped on the back of my shoe and ripped the sole off. They were old shoes, but still, I had no shoes. So I took them off, tossed them in the garbage, and luckily I had a pair of flip flops in a beach bag, so I put them on. It wasn't a big deal, but now I had to run out and go get some new shoes. Luckily we were at the mall and I was able to get a decent pair of shoes to replace the ones got destroyed. And they are much better the ones I had because they feel like I'm walking on a foam cloud.
After , my wanted to go to the pool, and because I had my beach bag still in the car, we went for a swim. Man did swim feel good! However, I ran into some problems as they had over-chlorinated the pool, and my eyes were burning. It was so bad, I could hardly see, and after we had gone swimming, I had to flush my eyes out with a bottle of water and wait minutes before I could drive my back home.

Saturday evening was a bit worse, because after I got back home, I began to get really tired. But not normal tired. It was really weird. I got super-sleepy and passed out and slept for hours. When I woke on Sunday morning, I couldn't get out of the bed. I felt really zapped of all of my strength, and just getting out of the bed to a huge effort just to get to the bathroom down the hall. I barely ate anything and was just so tired. It was like my body said "Ok we're going to shut down production for today gang, so turn the lights off." It felt weird. So I called my boss and for the first time in a couple of years, I took a sick day and chilled out for Monday.

Monday morning I still felt tired, but I felt much better than Sunday. I got up, got some laundry done, even though was a chore. Monday afternoon, I felt better. I helped my dad clean the bedroom carpets we had borrowed from my with her carpet shampooer, and then after was done, I picked up my mom from chemo, and we returned the devices we had borrowed back to my sisters house. Finally, I was still tired, but I made a pot of spaghetti and meatballs, ate, and then the rest of the evening, I watched some television and went to bed early.

This morning, I feel a lot better. I'm still not 100 percent, but enough to where I can move around and get some work done. Besides, I didn't feel like spending another day at home when I felt I could do something. and I felt if I took two days off, the work would have piled up and I would have been screwed on Wednesday coming back.

Well...I'm alive! LOL! Not the most ideal weekend, but I feel better, and I'm less stressed, and it feels like life is back to normal. If there is such a thing.

Who can you call on to save the day?

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Heathen_G 60M
7092 posts
8/6/2019 1:47 pm

You might want to visit your doctor about that shutting down feeling.

whoisagentj replies on 8/7/2019 8:00 am:
Actually I have. He did a full blood work on me to check and he said he couldn't find anything that was an indicator for it. After talking to him and telling him about what had happened with the past few months, with my mom undergoing the chemo, me running around helping around the house, and that I had little "personal/me time" he felt it was high stress, where the body builds up endorphins to cope with the stress, and then when things get back to normal, where the body has less stress to deal with, the level of endorphins goes down, and your body reacts to it and crashes sometimes. He said that if you give yourself a week to adjust to it, your body will readjust and it will take some time to return to normal.

I went in to see my doctor on Monday and got the results this morning.

FresnoWoman 48F
492 posts
8/6/2019 9:55 am

I don't think I've just crashed like that without there being at least a cold or the flu to account for it. Maybe you had a cold virus that you were sort of fighting off (summer colds suck). The other possibility is that you'd been so tired, but also so tense that you couldn't sleep enough, and once you had the massage, you were able to respond to your underlying exhaustion by crashing. Good thing you were able to take Monday off and recuperate a bit more.

whoisagentj replies on 8/7/2019 8:01 am:
Just got the word from my doctor that my body crashed due to higher than normal endorphins in my body and now that things are returning to normal, my body is adjusting to them.

whoisagentj 49M
6035 posts
8/6/2019 7:31 am

Has you body ever just shut down like that? I wonder what happened to me, if it was an illness or what it was.
Anyway, as always, thanks for reading!

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