Is This ‘Normal’?

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.


2 thoughts on “Is This ‘Normal’?

    1. Luckily I didn’t suffer the ‘walking through custard’ type of exhaustion whilst I was away but I was falling asleep so frequently that there probably wasn’t time in between to become so exhausted!


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