My journey through weight loss, fitness and the new me.

Too Much On Your Plate

For once I’m not talking about food.

Today was my dreaded fatigue related doctors appointment. I had a bad turn this afternoon at work and was really struggling with my breathing, but we had a project that had to go out today so I stuck it out and left work with just enough time to get to my appointment.

By the time I sat on the train listening to music and strolled into the surgery with time to spare I was still really struggling to breathe. It felt like I was breathing but not getting any oxygen, sounds mad yes. It makes a change from miraculously recovering hours before seeing a doctor making you look like a total hypochondriac.

I saw the new Dr, a young girl, very pleasant. She took my blood pressure, listened to my chest, all the usual checks and I’ve to go back in to get a full blood check done, looking at iron, thyroid function and a million things I didn’t quite understand.

But she said it’s very possible I’ve just got “too much on my plate”.

So if the tests come back clear for the common causes they can run others to check for less common things. No idea what they may be. But in the meantime I’ve to take it easier.

The things on my plate are my two young daughters and my full time job. I’ve given up all my hobbies, I’ve got no time. I don’t know how to cut back on that. I can’t not work and the overtime is mandatory although even that isn’t running anymore. I’ve only worked there since August so I can’t move jobs and as any parent will tell you, no child understands the term “take it easy”.

For once I’m actually just hoping I’m anaemic or something far less complicated.

Ah vent over. This was definitely more of a Dear Diary post tonight I’m afraid.

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Ted, my feel–better–hugs dog

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Comments on: "Too Much On Your Plate" (5)

  1. it feels weird saying I’ll cross my fingers you are anemic buuuut since fixing that would be easier then magically finding more hours in the day so you can spread out the stuff you have to do and be less stressed well, here’s to hoping you’re anemic! seriously, that feels really weird to type…on a diff topic, holy cannoli cute dog!

  2. I try & take quick periods of rest at night like 5 – 10 minutes. Also when I get an opportunity to rest I do, I try not to stay up late or tax my brain. When I get home I set out my clothes and my son’s. Also I understand about the overtime, if you can maybe try & keep it to one or two days so you have a day of rest. It will be okay! Feel better!!!

    • Once the girls are in bed we normally stick Netflix on and veg out so I do rest. Mornings are normally pretty hectic though, I could be more prepared there.
      The overtime is 10-15hrs a week and we can choose when to do it. I try to go in a couple hours early and work my lunch so I can still spend the weekend with my girls. It’s not ideal but I really don’t want to work weekends too. I’ll just hope for a big lottery win instead :-p

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