I apologize for my false accusations. I said that I would ignore you when you demand that I lay down in bed for a midday nap. And I have. I have been ignoring you like a skinny bitch ignores Red Velvet cake with homemade White Chocolate Icing. And the exhaustion has gotten worse.
Please accept my sincerest apologies.
On Tuesday I crawled up my stairs and into my bed after my shower left me too tired to stand. I napped for an hour. After preparing dinner, I, again, needed a thirty minute rest before I could help my husband put our kids to bed. I've been going to bed at 8:30 and getting up around 6:30 in an effort to try to shake this exhaustion. I could fall asleep right now, typing this, because I went to the grocery store and bringing in the food has worn me down.
So when I say the tiredness has gotten "worse", what I think I mean to say is that it's now "much worse" and impacting my daily life.
In lab class we "assess" each other all the time. It's how we practice.
On Thursday I discovered an auditory canal infection in a classmate. On Thursday that same student looked at the membranes of my eyes and mouth, and called our professor over for an opinion. She was quite firm with her evaluation that I need to go to the MD ASAP.
She got a little bit in my face and started asking me pointed questions about my blood counts and hct #'s and I had to finally look at her and say, "I don't know". She seemed a bit alarmed by the fact that I am feeling and (apparently) looking "like this" and not getting my a** to the Md PRONTO.
I guess, after her lecture, I felt the same way. Why am I being obtuse? Only now that it's time to walk out the door, and I feel ridiculous. I'm not sick, I'm just tired. Too tired to stand up while I write this, but seriously, aren't all nursing-student-mother-runners tired by Friday?
I guess not quite this bad, huh?
I know it's time to stop ignoring all this.
UPDATE - Yes I went. Md suspects 2 things, both simple and neither life threatening. So, according to him, he really hopes its one of those two, because they're both fixable.