I’m currently waiting for a liver transplant and have been on the list for 3 months. I still really want to work but I just struggle to do so. I’m a nurse and have patients to look after, so if I’m always so exhausted, I can’t manage to do my job as well as I want.
My mum wants me to keep working as she thinks it helps me to take my mind off things. Thing is, all it seems to do is make me think how much I want to sit down and take a break. It’s mostly my body that feels drained, but i still get sleepy too.
I’m eating well and having enough protein. My partner works long hours so can’t look after me, but I don’t think he realises how exhausted I am. I do my best to keep up with the housework, food shopping etc. I’m trying to keep going but I’m really struggling. I just about manage to look after my puppy. I feel like I just need a break as I feel I have too much responsibility over my head.
Anyone have any recommendations as to how I get my family and partner to understand how and why I’m feeling this way?
Sometimes i feel I’m moaning or just being lazy for needing a break from everything but as much as I try, I can’t keep going like this.