So Fatigued I Can’t Open My Eyes


WHAT??  You can even open your eyes?  Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?  Well…. yesterday was one of those days.  I started the day with lots of pain.  Pain in my hips, legs, shoulders, and hands.  I was in so much pain that I decided to take a pain pill.  It took longer for the pain pill to kick in but once it did it reduced my pain significantly.  I don’t know about you, but pain pills give me a spurt of energy – the type of energy that you just have to get up and do something.  When my spurt of energy started I decided to clean up my closet.  I took it easy but was able to make it look so nice.  Then the spurt of energy was gone.  Not only was it gone, but now EXTREME Fatigue kicked in.  When this happens I just have to go to bed.  I was in bed for the rest of the day and night.  I slept all night, but during the day yesterday I just napped off and on.  The fatigue was the extreme kind that I get periodically and I don’t even have the energy to open my eyes.  I had the tv on for some noise, but I could only lay with my eyes closed plastered to the bed.  I did some tossing and turning to try to stay comfortable since some of the pain returned as well.  It was the kind of fatigue if you have ever had it you know what I mean….. it was all I could do to breathe.  My sweet husband would come in to check on me periodically and I could hear him sneak in to not wake me.  I would say “I’m awake Sweetie, I am just still too tired to open my eyes”.  We would talk for a couple of minutes and then he would go on so I could rest.  I am still pretty fatigued today, but able to at least be up and actually HAVE MY EYES OPEN! 

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8 Comments on “So Fatigued I Can’t Open My Eyes”

  1. NZ Cate Says:

    Hi Ginger. I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award, so I hope this brings some sunsine into your day. You can check it out on http://infinitesadnessorhope.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/dont-blame-it-on-the-sunshine/. Congratulations! ❤ Cate

  2. NZ Cate Says:

    Wow! Your pain pills must actually do something. 😉 I’m sure all mine do is tell me I’ve swallowed them. Glad you’ve got your eyes open!

    • Ginger Ray Says:

      Well, yes the pain pills do help for a little while and give me energy, but my doctors don’t approve of taking them frequently. I only get like 20 for 3 months so that is only 7 per month. I use them only when the pain is usually a 10 on a pain scale of 1-10. They say that my body will get used to them and the pills will quit working and they don’t want me to get hooked on them. The fatigue is not from the pain pills – that is just my fatigue at it worse. That happens with or without a pain pill. 😦

  3. Wytewing Says:

    Hi Ginger Ray, I wasn’t sure where else I could put this on your blog so here goes. 🙂

    Hello! Just to let you know I have nominated you for an award called The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers! To accept and see what its all about click on the link below.
    Congratulations and keep up the great blog! 🙂

    http://fogandshadows.com/uncategorized/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award-blushes/


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