Dear Diary – New Year, Old Me

Really, really old me. My body feels twice my age right now, and it has for quite a while. Welcome to my laundry list of complaints. I’m tired, so tired. Exhausted, really. All day, every day. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my shoulder hurts, my stomach hurts. I have reflux, and my iron levels are low, and when I got increasingly cold and tired … Continue reading Dear Diary – New Year, Old Me

Dear Diary – Chronic Pain/Fatigue

I’m really tired. There are a lot of reasons a person can be tired. Lack of sleep, overwork, stress. “Tired” is a word that people are very comfortable in their knowledge of its definition. We all know tired, right? When my oldest son was a baby, he had colic. At least, that’s what people assumed it was. He didn’t sleep, and so I didn’t sleep. … Continue reading Dear Diary – Chronic Pain/Fatigue

The Trouble with Sleep

Today, I’m 4 years old. It’s summer, the sky is blue, the clouds are fluffy, the sun is shining. We live in a small town in southern Ontario, about an hour-and-a-half’s drive slightly south-west of Toronto. It’s the mid-80’s, and we all know our neighbours, and so, as happened from time to time, my mother asked me to walk to the grocery store to buy … Continue reading The Trouble with Sleep