I feel like this post is such a cop-out, but today it’s all I got. Right now I feel like I have the Perma-flu. The constant nausea and occasional migraines aside I feel like what’s really holding me back is my lack of energy. I have no motivation or thoughts and it’s all I can do to put one foot in front of the other. I was thinking about this and although I was certainly tired while pregnant with Isobel, I still managed to have a life outside my bed and couch. I worked! I went on adventures! I thrifted nearly constantly! I put together an elaborate nursery and made dinner every night and hiked through the redwoods and played games! Frustrated, I took to complaining about this on twitter and several friends suggested I might have an iron deficiency. Rusty gears within my brain clicked and started making connections.
Crohn’s patients tend to experience vitamin deficiencies because their gut doesn’t absorb things like it should. Yesterday I switched vitamins to one with a higher iron content and I bought a large bunch of spinach. It’s a good thing I love spinach because I’m going to saute some for lunch every day and see if that makes a difference.
Daily naps just might be a part of my life, and that’s fine as long as I can function the rest of the time. I’m also trying to get 15-20 minutes minimum on the elliptical daily (and 30 when I can take it) because exercise is some sort of annoying cure-all. I see my doctor on Thursday so I’ll be sure to mention these things to him, but in the meantime I’m going to do everything I can to try to take care of myself.
All of this is to say I don’t have a new post for you today, but I will be back to my regular posting schedule tomorrow.