Tuesday, May 7, 2013


It's just one of those things we don't always understand, but today I am just wiped out. I did have to go to the doctor's office for a nurse appointment for my weekly instillation. So, of course, I had to get up, take a shower, wash and dry my hair, get dressed, eat breakfast (heck I was ready for a nap just after that!). Then one of the volunteers in my community picked me up and drove me down to my appointment. It went smoothly and I got my cocktail - aahhh! Turn around, head home. By then it was lunch time, so I fixed that and went and crashed in my cozy chair. 

I had a Skype call with one of my best gal pals which was so great and fun! We decided we need to do this more often; it's much better than a phone call. After that I took a nap. But that didn't help much; I still feel like I could sleep but at this point in the evening, gotta stay awake so I'll sleep when it's bed time.

I know it doesn't take much to wear me (us!) out and some days are just like this! My allergies are bothering me a lot these day, but I can't take anything for them so that's making me miserable. My wonderful mother had some great eye drops she used on me the other day. My eyes were SO itchy I had rubbed them until I thought I would literally scratch my own eyes out. The drops helped. But I think the allergies just add to my body's weakened state. So not loving allergy season.

It's OK, I'm lucky I could come home and just crash. And the best news today is that I am still infection free; I've hit the 90 day mark and that is a huge milestone for me! YAY! That's the longest stretch I've gone infection free in almost 4 years! So that's the positive take-away today, even though I'm wiped out.  I'm glad to have such good news today. 

There are worse things than being exhausted, so I guess I'll take it. It was a beautiful day today and I was hoping for a walk but as I said in a previous post, I am listening to my body and opted out for today. We'll take it one day at a time and if I can walk, I will. 

My Keiko Kitty 
Demonstrating Exactly How I Feel!


  1. Ive been tired for three days and missed work for two, hugs my friend keep the blogs going ;)

  2. I liked reading your blog! Just a quick question how long does a typical IC flare last cause Ive had one now for close to 2 weeks?! Ive read online that mosts peoples dont last more than 4 days.