Well, after my last post saying how I felt energised by doing a pilates DVD (spurred on by my gorge physio) two days on the trot a funny thing happened at work yesterday. I had been struggling for a couple of days with fibro fog - doing lots of numpty things at work and being completely disorganised - so I knew something was coming... About 4.45pm yesterday I suddenly felt very anxious and had this tidal wave of fatigue come over me. Being newly diagnosed I am still getting used to all the weird things that happen when you have fibro but I am trying really hard to tune into my body and listen to what it is telling me - and it was most certainly telling me to lie down! I went into the room that doubles as a medical room and lay down for 10 mins. I had to leave on time at 5.30pm to pick up my eldest so was going to give myself those 10 mins, finish off and then go home (time was pre-diagnoses that I would have ploughed on and paid the price for days/weeks after). So I put my head down for 10 mins - and woke up an hour and half later! It was 6.15. I must have literally passed out. I was so groggy and stumbled back to my desk. Everyone had gone home except my immediate boss who looked up and said: "I've found that document now" - not 'where have you been' or anything! Nice to know I was missed. She then said are you going soon (as it was getting on a bit). Errrrr no, got to finish a few things I've been asleep for over an hour! (thought I probably should fess up). She said she had wondered where I was but obviously not twigged how long I was gone. Nothing like being indispensible is there? It hasn't always been easy at work and we are working on things but on the brighter side I suppose a. my manager believes the condition exists and b. I am lucky to work in a place that allows me to have a nap when needed (even if that is because no-one noticed I wasn't there) LOL I am starting to suss out that just when you think you have got things sussed about this condition it goes and throws up something else. I have had these fatigue tidal waves before but usually at home when I have overdone things like cleaning the bathroom so expect it. We are v. v. v. busy at work, which is probably why this happened and why my equally busy boss didn't notice I was gone, but c'mon how can you think you have been lying down for 10 mins and sleep for 90 when you didn't even think you were actually asleep!
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