So, the day before yesterday I did NOT drink my usual gallon of water. Yes, I basically drink water all day, every day. I consume so much water it’s a wonder I do not float away. Anyway, Tuesday I just didn’t do it. I only had about four glasses and thought nothing of it.
Halfway through the night, I was miserable. When I woke up yesterday I felt exactly the way I used to on chemo: lethargic, achy, feverish – bizarre, in short. 🙂 Yep, I was dehydrated. Advice: if you have had any kind of prolonged medical treatment, do not allow yourself to become dehydrated (ever, ever, ever!).
This morning, I have recovered. It literally took me all day and most of last night to get over one day of carelessness. Lesson learned. Sigh.
I have a feeling I am learning another lesson this week – overscheduling. It’s not that I am actually doing all that much – but I am doing some things now (Mom still can’t drive her car, so I am driving her; kids’ school had a big meeting for parents; and so on). I may slip into the gentle coma of exhaustion by tomorrow.
Still, it feels good to be able to get out of bed, drive a car, attend a school meeting. Imagine how I’ll feel when my doctor actually gives me medical clearance to resume all normal activity? I can hardly conceptualize that at this point! 🙂
Happy Thursday, and blessings to you all… xoxo