love – Patience – Tolerance

Fighting fatigue

I often wonder how well I would deal with cps if I didn’t also have triplets to contend with. Not that I would wish for that situation, in fact the triplets are probably a blessing in that I’m forced to find balance and solutions to managing chronic pain. I need to constantly look to improve the way I approach my illness.

Although I’ve slipped with the diet since being away on holiday this last week, I had definitely felt an improvement from a simple change in diet. There seems to be an ongoing issue though when it comes to fatigue. No matter what I try to do to beat it I find myself continually exhausted.

I wake up tired and stay that way all day. If I sit down for more than 5 minutes i drop off. Until I get rudely awoken by a toddler or my wife who is tired herself from my complaining.

For the better part of the last two years I have been sleeping every afternoon when the triplets took their afternoon nap. But now they have dropped it, I am no longer able to sneak off to bed for a few hours.

I’ve tried vitamins, light exercise and early nights but I can’t shake the weight of the fatigue. It’s like wearing led boots all day and my brain can barely function at times. I’m the guy that makes old man noises when I move. The pain is constant and difficult to hide at times. My body feels too old.

CPS is a vicious illness that I am in a constant battle with to manage. As for the fatigue, if you have any tips or suggestions please leave a comment. I’d love to hear your experience.

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