I woke up late this morning, which isn’t surprising as I was very late going to bed. Mind you, once I was up I was ready to get on and do whatever needed to be done, so that was a good thing.
This afternoon I began preparing our dinner then folded some laundry and took it upstairs. As soon as I had put it in the airing cupboard I went back downstairs but…
As I descended the stairs, exhaustion began to overtake me. It increased with each step I took. For those of you who have never experienced this sort of exhaustion, allow me to try to explain it: it felt as though, when I was trying to walk, I was coming up against a tearable membrane behind which was a huge amount of a rapidly-thickening jelly-like substance. As the jelly became more solid, so the tearable membrane became stronger.
I know that description sounds peculiar, but that is pretty much how it feels when the exhaustion comes upon me. The exhaustion itself seems to be a three-dimensional body which absorbs and engulfs me. It is not quite instantaneous, but it’s pretty d****d quick.
I rested and slept awhile and eventually the feeling of exhaustion lessened, although it took several hours. As I write this it is two or three hours later still and I don’t have any residual feelings of exhaustion. I feel OK.
So, I wonder if this is what ‘normal’ is going to be for me? Only time will tell.