Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aw, Baby, I'm Soooooooo Tired!

I have never forgotten this line, quoted by a wife during an appearance on Oprah. Her husband was always too tired to make love, and he said the line above - "Oh, Baby, I'm Sooooo tired"  in answer to her advances. 

I could use that line every day now - and not in response to anything specific. All last year, prior to my heart surgery, I was exhausted all the time. I truly thought that once I had the surgery, that would go away. But I've had no such luck. I am somewhat better than I was last year, but not as good as I'd like. 

This morning I took my car in for inspection. I had to get up earlier than usual. Afterward, I ran some errands and then met two old friends for lunch. After lunch, I went to three stores, where I attempted to minimize my walking and the time spent in each. By the time I finished shopping, I could barely hobble back to the car I was so tired. 

There are lots of things I need to do; clean the garage, my taxes, organizing papers and photos, cleaning closets and kitchen cabinets. I cannot forsee a time in the near future when these might be accomplished. It is disheartening, to say the least. My cardiologist gave me a good report last week - he said I am progressing well. I just wish that progression included more energy. I have to take a nap every day, especially after cardiac rehab, and on other days if I have to go shopping. 
It seems that all I do is bitch nowadays when I write a post. I do have quite a bit to be grateful for: my car passed inspection, I had a good lunch with two old blog friends and my family visited me this past weekend. I hope that my energy level increases soon. 

7 comments:

Star said...

I hope so too, for you. I do however, envy you your nap. I could use one in the afternoon around 3, but my boss frowns on such activity.

tiff said...

:)

Granny Annie said...

That has to be horrible for you because you have always been the most energetic person I know. Surely in time you will be your old self again. Any kind of surgery knock you down for a while.

Peggy Payne said...

Sorry, Judy. And recovery from surgery takes up a huge amount of energy for a while. Even with something like having a wisdom tooth removed. Seems unfair. Going through the surgery ought to have an immediate reward!

robin andrea said...

When I read all that you did get done, I think "Whoa, she does way more in one day than I do in a week." I hope your energy levels improve and you start to feel more like yourself as soon as possible.

Ginnie said...

I have to admit that I find myself using my advanced age as an excuse for most anything !!! It seems to work too Judy.

LL Cool Joe said...

You sound like you have more energy than me!