Thursday, May 14, 2009

On the road to organization- Lesson 2

The next “lesson” is to get up 30 minutes before everyone else. Um, I don’t think so. I have a medical excuse. With adrenal fatigue, I need to sleep in in the morning as long as possible (I’m already getting up around 5:45, I just simply can’t get up any earlier than that.) However, the reason for getting up earlier is to be able to shower and get ready for the day. I shower at night, so perhaps right now at this stage of my life I don’t need to get up so early. I won’t feel guilty for this…I won’t….I won’t.


  1. 5:45 is very early. I used to work at Starbucks and would have to get up as early as 3:45 sometimes, and it just ruined me for the rest of the day. It's not worth it to get up a bit earlier if you're not functioning well for a good part of the day because of it!

    Would you be willing to tell us more about your adrenal fatigue? My mom has chronic fatigue, and I'd be interested to hear what you've been through and what you do for it.

  2. Don't feel guilty. I had to work through that as well. I don't know what your "adrenal fatigue stems from (I have only recently found your blog so forgive me if I am being remiss in not knowing) but I have extreme adrenal fatigue as well. Consequently my body is almost always worn out and many times mild exertion exhausts it. It is something I had to pray about and learn that even though I don't understand, God can use me and my trials to bring glory to Him.
    I'll be praying for you, and I'll search your blog to see if I missed the reason. :)

  3. Just a quick reply for right now, I might post more later.

    I was diagnosed with high moderate adrenal fatigue about a year ago. However, I believe I have always had it. I have been unusually exhausted my whole life. I'm just so glad it's been finally given a name. This might sound far-fetched and I don't know how true it is, but one of the books I was reading found that children who mother had a traumatic experience during pregnancy could cause her baby to have AF. Well, I was adopted, but I was definitely an unplanned pregnancy for my birth mother, so I don't know if that would be considered traumatic enough to make the AF started then or not. All I know is that from the time I can remember I've been tired.

    When I'm being good, I stay away from all processed foods. I also take about 5-6 supplements a day. I will take about three 15 minute naps throughout the day to keep my energy up. Now that's when I'm being good. I haven't been being good and now I'm suffering for it. I really do feel a difference. Obviously while I'm teaching, I can't do the naps during the day, but I try to keep up with everything else.

    Gee, this is turning into a blog post of its own. That's probably more than you were looking for, but anyhoo....