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Old 12-26-2007, 07:09 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I drove across country last week in 6 days. I didn't sleep much and pushed myself to exhaustion the last few days. I arrived on the east coast on Wednesday night and have been here nearly a week. During the week, I took another long drive to visit friends some 120 miles away. I tried to do the drive in one day, but was too exhausted to make it home and had to sleep in a rest area for safety reasons. I'm still getting used to a new climate, area, people, etc. I'm in my mid-40s. I'm still tired each day. It's 9AM this morning, and I feel like going back to sleep. Is this normal? Do I expect too much of myself? When will I get my energy back?

Greenie
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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This was only a week ago that you drove across country? Yes I think you are expecting too much of yourself. You have also done other long drives. That can be quite exhausting.

Is it also possible that by pushing yourself to the limit, your body has its defenses working oveertime trying to fight attack from a cold or illness? I would get sleep. If it gets worse or goes on for a long time- I would be concerned but for now take care of yourself and listen to your body.


Nicole
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:55 AM
 
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Yes, this is very normal. You are no longer 21. There is a lot more in this than driving. Back pain, stress of driving, stress of move, stress from saying goodbye to parents, and I guess now you will have to find a job? Oh, and if you are talking alot to friends that can wear you out. Unless you are used to talking alot.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:44 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Thanks. I was wondering what was wrong with me.

My energy is coming back slowly. Yesterday, I cooked a large batch of butternut squash soup and cleaned out half the fridge. Today, I'm doing laundry, cleaning out the rest of the fridge, and getting things organized. By nightfall, however, I'm usually wiped out. I get discouraged.

Greenie
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:47 AM
 
Location: huh?
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poor wittle greenie! of course it's normal! you will feel better in about a week! in the meantime take it easy, drinks lots of water and take your vitamins!
p.s. i cooked dinner for 12 on xmas eve and im still recovering from it!
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I guess now you will have to find a job?
Fortunately, my job follows me wherever I go, so I don't have to worry too much about money. But I do need to find an affordable place to live. My friend is letting me stay with her in the meantime, but I hate to impose, which is why I'm cleaning out the fridge.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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The time change from the west coast to the east coast will take some time getting used to also.
Give yourself a break and go with what your body is telling you. Get some rest.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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The time change from the west coast to the east coast will take some time getting used to also.
Give yourself a break and go with what your body is telling you. Get some rest.
I think I will. A friend wanted to do something tomorrow, and I said no. Thanks everyone for helping me realize I need to slow down.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Pace yourself some, Greenie. 40 or 60, 50 or 45, our bodies do need a healing time, and that drive across the country, and any tension in the body, can have added to a sense of tiredness.

Here's a cup of soothing tea...just for you.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Take vitamin B12, 500 mg, it's great for energy.
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