01 Dec

I’m always amazed at my energy level after getting an IV drip.  It’s like a caffeine rush, but without the jitters.  I wonder…is this just a normal amount of energy that a normal, healthy person usually has?  For me, it’s like my body wants to run everywhere, and never get tired, and not stop for hours.  Typing here, I keep making mistakes because my hands can’t type as fast as my brain is going.  🙂  It’s a good feeling, trust me!  I like feeling that I have the energy to tackle the laundry, dishes, kids, homework, work, husband, etc. and not have to constantly tap in to my reserves of energy to do it.  Take these past two days for instance:  I was a substitute teacher in a Life Skills class for two days.  I’ve come to love and appreciate these special kids for who they are and what they can do.  But….it takes a ton of energy.  Keeping them on task, watching out for the physical attacks that can come when one of them gets angry, watching for those that like to run away or touch everything when they shouldn’t, cleaning after eating, potty breaks/accidents, and on it goes.  There is a constant stream of things and kids that need attention when working in these classes.  Normally, the day after (which is today) I would be crushed with tiredness.  Not today!  I had the IV, and I’m feeling like I can actually get the huge pile of laundry and dishes done, as well as possibly give my own two kiddos the piano lesson that we’ve been needing to do for 2 weeks.  Having the IV simply means……that I can be me again, if only for a day.

The crash will come from this, probably tonight or tomorrow.  It always does.  My body is messed up/injured enough inside that the energy won’t stay for long.  But that’s okay.  I’ll take what I can get…..

On the technical note…..we backed the dosage back down to 50% strength.  3 weeks ago we bumped it up just a few percentage points, and I got headaches again.  We don’t want that, so back down we go to a level we know I can handle.  I really wish my body could tolerate more.  I really want to be getting the full dosage of these good things each time.  But for now, I guess I’ll just appreciate what I am able to do, and move on with life.  🙂

Oh….we took blood today.  My thyroid antibodies were up 3 months ago, meaning the Hashimoto’s was flared up and attacking again.  We also tested for white blood cells, which I guess were low last time.  Hopefully everything will look good and things will be getting back to normal.  I’ll let you know!!!

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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Crohn's Journal, Doctor Journal


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