For the month of April, I will be blogging every day (minus every Sunday but the 1st) about Interstitial Cystitis for The A to Z Blogging Challenge. Each day I will talk about a subject dealing with IC and my life living with it.
Today is X and I'm talking about eXhaustion.
Yeah, I'm having to bend the rules a bit for X because there are no words that I can find that relate to IC that start with X.
I touched on this subject a bit with my E post and energy, but one thing I've noticed dealing with chronic illness is the difference between exhaustion and being tired.
Being tired is you could take a nap, but you're not falling asleep the moment you close your eyes. It's still being able to get up and do stuff.
Exhaustion is you are drained. There is nothing left in the tank and sleep is the only way to restore it.
I've had times where I've been so exhausted that breathing felt like a chore. I'd think, "If I could just pause everything for a moment, I'll be okay." I feel lucky in I've never been so exhausted that I couldn't get out of bed, but there are those who have those days. (And I can assure you, they feel guilty for it.) It's a very helpless feeling because you feel life slipping by, but you just don't have the energy to do something about it. It's honestly something I wouldn't wish on anyone.
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