This is what I have looked like recently:
Eyes closed, hands on temples, desperate for my headaches to disappear. A combination of stress and lack of sleep have ravaged my body. I am achy and sore from my feet and legs up my back to my neck to seemingly no end.
Once Choo-choo started waking up in the middle of the night again, I knew this was coming. There was not a doubt in my mind that all that sleep deprivation was going to wreak havoc on my body.
I just wish I’d realized how bad it was going to be.
It seems I can’t hardly walk from one room to another or even stand up or sit down anymore without wincing in pain. Of course, the obvious answer is to exercise, which will work those muscles and get everything to chill out (eventually).
But what happens when you are in too much misery to start that workout, knowing that it will end in more soreness? (‘Cause, yeah, I haven’t been all that active since my last health update two months ago. Can you say “Yikes!”)
Then there is the fact that both my eye and lip twitches seem to be at their peak.
Someday Choo-choo will sleep all night again. I repeat, someday Choo-choo will sleep all night again. (That repeat was for me, not you. I hope if I say it enough that it will actually happen!) Someday I will be able to sleep in at my leisure. Until then, I will continue to encourage my son to sleep all night and nap during the day. I will also sneak in a few naps myself, as I have been doing these past few days.
And hopefully, I will find enough strength or even just the right day or time to stretch more than I have been able to and loosen up those currently tight, constricted muscles keeping me stuck in a painful, depressive rut.