Finding Support with Endometriosis Fatigue
Recently my friend tagged me in a post on Instagram by @tiredgirlsociety. I read it and felt an instant connection. I was grinding to a halt after a particular busy few weeks, and my endo body just couldn’t hack it. I was a TIREDGIRL. Still wet from the shower, I sat on the edge of my bed in my towel and started scrolling, scrolling turned to browsing the website, browsing turned to getting excited by finding a tribe of people who feel like I do. Yes I am a TIREDGIRL with endometriosis fatigue, but I have dreams, interests, ambitions and goals. And if I have to pursue them from my bed, at a pace that suits me, that’s how it’s got to be.
The discovery sparked a column in me, and so one of my most recent pieces for Endometriosis News is all about finding support with endometriosis fatigue. Have a read of a snipped below, or head directly to my column…
How to Slow Down and Find Your Own Kind of ‘Normal’
It’s been a long two weeks. As I write this, I’m sitting in bed with classical music humming through my radio, the fairy lights are on, and there’s evidence of tea and biscuits. This morning, I hit a wall — but I allowed myself to hit it.
I’ve been waking up early and doing all of the things I need to do every day for over two weeks. I haven’t had a real day off to be at home and rest for way too long. After a very busy weekend, I stayed up past midnight to finish my podcast edits for this morning. So, when my alarm went off at 7 a.m., it was promptly turned off and I allowed myself to fully experience that brick wall of exhaustion. I camped out there for a while as I recovered.
The thing is, even though I love getting to be “normal” and doing normal things, the truth is, I’m not normal. I have a condition, and two weeks of not having a day off to stop results in endo fatigue crashing down on me and reminding me that I am not, in fact, normal after all.
But that’s OK. I can deal with being “not normal.” And even though my body has to remind me of that sometimes, I’m learning ways to embrace, accept, and celebrate my pretty abnormal endo life. So today, I thought I’d share with you three amazing resources I love for helping me to slow down, stay in, stay well, and find my own kind of normal.