dealing with narcolepsy, wedding planning, a law degree and some new fitness goals…

Leave me where I am, I’m only sleeping

on August 27, 2012

Today I felt particularly exhausted.

Exhausted isn’t even the right word, they need to invent a new word for the way I feel lately.  Like I’m carrying around a sack of potatoes on my shoulders and have boulders on my feet and haven’t slept in weeks.  I just want to sleep, all the time.

Today after Uni, I arrived at the supermarket to buy my healthy new ingredients for the 12wbt and when I pulled up the carpark I thought to myself hmm its nice and warm here in the car I might just close my eyes for a few minutes.

I woke up 50 minutes later.

*sigh* to say that I did not feel like doing the shopping or exercising after that is an understatement.

However, the point of this is for me is to stop being so negative and down on myself about my diagnosis and instead to learn how to accept it and work out a way to keep getting the most out of every day.  So, I tried to be pro-active, I realised I hadn’t yet had lunch, so I went home and made myself a yummy healthy sandwich (roast beef, salad and horseradish yum!) and then got ready for today’s exercise plan.

A 5km run and a bunch of horrible fun exercises later, I am now showered and feeling quite positive about today’s achievements.  Sure I may have had a bit of drooly nap in the car park but as far as I know nobody even noticed..

Tomorrow I have my first appointment with the sleep specialist.  I am nervous and excited.  I also have a long list of questions..!

Onward & Upward!!



3 responses to “Leave me where I am, I’m only sleeping

  1. keya82 says:

    Wow! Good for you!! I was wiped after my 12WBT fitness test; 1km run. Keep up the inspiration! xx

    ps This diagnosis can only put you closer to understanding and treating the issue. Understanding being the key. There is huge power in knowing. I look forwards to continuing on this journey with you!

  2. nic77e says:

    Thanks Keya, the diagnosis has been a long time coming for me so I agree that knowing is very empowering. Keep up the great work, if I see you slipping I’ll be sending some encouragement (read: butt kicking!) Nx

  3. Melinda says:

    You are amazing and inspiring as always…..proud to be your friend x

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