Ink on masking tape. Brain fog is slowly dissipating, but headache seems sharper. At least it’s not migraine… yet!
I think my brain fog is slowly clearing up. It’s been, what? Three or four weeks since I’ve been completely lucid. I don’t know if it’s the same for the other migraine sufferers, but fatigue hounds me before, during, and after an attack. I didn’t feel the actual pain of the headache—at least I don’t remember, maybe the drugs I’ve been taking made sure of that—but I still haven’t found an escape from fatigue.
I feel worn out. It’s been difficult to do simple things. Coffee has not helped—not that it has helped me in the past. I just want everything to come into focus so I can be me again and just BE!
I’ve been taking it easy the past month. I feel guilty for not working as hard as I usually do, but I know that I need to do this, be good to myself… This too shall pass. I’ve skipped blogging for a long time (it was too much effort to think much less write!) and even stopped journaling for a day or two. Like I said, I feel guilty, but what could I do? I felt tired every morning after sleeping for 8 hours!
I’ve been going to an acupuncturist for the past three weeks. I think it’s making things worse by cleaning out my system and balancing my Qi, but I need this in the long run. My body is probably just purging the toxins; I should be okay soon. They’ve given me some herbs to help boost my energy and it seems to help, but I’m not out of the woods yet. I can still hear my bed calling out to me as I write this. Patience is key. I will be out of this fog soon.
I drew my feet and grocery bag while waiting in line for an hour for a cab. It wasn’t exactly the smartest move on my part to go to the grocery on Holy Wednesday, on the eve of the Holy Week exodus. In Manila. Duh! At least I was prepared. My feet were killing me, my back felt like it was about to break, and my hands were shaking from fatigue, but I did not lose my temper and was calm the whole time. Thank God for my journal, pen & colored pencil, and my new contact lenses! 😀
Have a blessed and peaceful Holy Week! Safe travels!
I’ve been working all day in front of the computer. No holiday for me! 🙂 I’m not complaining, though; I really enjoy updating my website. I was finally able to upload things in my shop! Yipee! I like all of that, but, I have to admit, I needed time to stretch my hands and brain and draw. I couldn’t think of anything to sketch so I chose the water bottle in front of me. Not pretty, but–whew!–I desperately needed that. 🙂
Brain is slowing down. Getting distracted again! I always leave the door to my room open so that the cats could freely come and go as they please. Guess who’s baring her tummy right in front of it?
She looks like she’s daring me to go ahead and streeeeeetch. Sigh. I wish I could just relax like that! 🙂 Guess it’s a sign that I should go get some shut-eye myself. *yawn* Tomorrow is going to be another loooooong day. Like I said, no holiday for me!
I will also be conducting a workshop for kids 9-12 years old at the Ateneo Art Gallery this summer!
6-weeks, 12 sessions
Twice a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 24
(April 24, 25, 30, May 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Php7,200 for 12 sessions including materials
Ateneo Art Gallery
To reserve slots or inquire about the classes:
Call +63 2 4266001 ext. 4160 or +63 2 4266488
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
I remember this day, 9 April 2012. I was feeling old and tired and worn out like my running shoes. Still haven’t replaced them. Must do that soon.