Things have improved some, but I can still induce PEM / PENE if I’m not careful. This past Saturday, I exerted myself a bit too much and spent most of Sunday in bed and work in Monday had significant cognitive issues. Energy-wise, I think will be returning tomorrow. Seems my theory was correct -> I have energy, but no stamina. Yet?
Despite doing some chores on Saturday, I’m still being a bit pokey with getting stuff done around the house. Maybe a bit gun-shy after the resulting crash this weekend? Maybe just need to get my feet back under me...
I’ve noticed these past few days that when I’m using the energy, more than before but less than allowed, I’m becoming irritable and cranky. Much like I used to be when I was working my high-stress job in the ED. I wonder if the crankiness is an indicator that I’m pushing too hard? It could be one that I don’t recognize as I haven’t isolated it before. Something to think on.
I’ve lost 2 pounds over the last Friday to Friday period. Was surprised by that, but pleasantly at least. Would be nice to get down in weight to reduce the amount of energy it takes move. 🤦♂️
Scale: 2-4/5, depending on day and time.
Lab work: Couple more weeks to go.