This is not what I expected when my doctor said I might experience fatigue after radiation. After all, I survived two newborns and all the sleepless nights associated with raising kids. I've been tired before, but this is a whole new level of exhaustion. My body and brain both feel drained and sleep only provides a limited recharge. Add in any activity tougher than sitting on my butt and I wear out faster than one of the boy's RC cars!
I thought things were improving when I knocked several things off my to do list before lunch yesterday and still felt good enough to offer the punks a trip to the pool. They ditched me for friends, so I sat down to read for a few minutes before tackling another chore since I was feeling so good. When I came to three hours later – curled up like a pretzel in my chair – I didn't even remember closing my eyes.
I know I'll get through it – it's not like I have a choice – and I've gotten through all of the touch stuff already. This too shall pass ... and it can't be fast enough for me.