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on being a 62 year old woman

This has been a really horrible week for me. I was, and still am, so upset by hubby's comments to the vet the other dy. And I think because of that I didn't realize just how horrible I am feeling. Something is really out of wack. Absolutely no energy, takes me forever to get anything done. But I was just putting it off on being upset. Then yesterday afternoon I fell asleep after lunch, woke up in the recliner so thirsty; but could not physically make myself get up and get a drink. That's when it finally dawned on me that something was wrong. Either my thyroid has gone cabluie again or my hormones are giving me the devil. The NP I see closes up on Friday afternoons so won't get in til next week. So just have to get through this weekend. Already 2 uncontrollable crying fits this morning and am heading out now to bed calves (which I simply don't have the energy to do) so probably will be at it that til noon and it is only about 20 or so forks of straw to move. It is absolutely no fun being an aging woman with what our bodies can do to us.

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Re: on being a 62 year old woman

The thirsty & tired symptoms make me think of diabetes.  Any chance of that?  My MIL had those same symptoms and found out she was Type 2.  If you know anyone with a test meter it might be worthwhile to check it out.  Not to fool around with any health issues.  How about a walk in clinic anywhere near?

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Re: on being a 62 year old woman

This does not sound like something you should put off. I hope you can see someone on Monday morning. Walk-in clinic sounds like a good idea.

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I am with Linda on suspecting issues with your metabolism...possibly diabetic in nature. Being upset shouldn't make you totally listless like that. Please don't self-diagnose...get a good physical exam.
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Totally agree...this isn't just normal aging to me.
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I had hyperthyrodism and am now hypo.   High to Low after taking radioactive iodine to kill the goiter.    Hypo/Low is not overnight.   It comes on gradual.   I'm leaning more toward  blood sugar too.   Please go get checked out. 

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Re: on being a 62 year old woman

Many conditions " come on" slowly. You feel a little worse each day, maybe better for a couple of days, then crash hard, especially after overdoing from feeling good after a period of dragging along.

I find I can crash harder when I suffer an injury to my spirit, and something like the hurt the other day during the vet visit can be a tipping point sort of event. I guess they shift your mind to everything negative, and it can feel overwhelming. I find upsets disturb my sleep patterns, too.

Anger is a very self-destructive emotion. Beng belittled generates the worst type of furir in most people.

Please post back, Dairymom, and let us know how you are doing.
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Diary Mom do you have an update for us??? 

 

You need to get your health under control there lady!!!

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Diabetes has some very serious side affects as do many other conditions.  DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!  You are no good to anyone, least of all yourself, if you get into serious health problems.  Besides, you need to be in top form to battle your "family".

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Everything v anything again...

....here for me. I am SO tired, for numerous reasons that mostly basically boil down to the same old problem. I think what bummed you was his version of " everything v anything", too.

I dragged out of bed this morning, two hours late. Mike had gotten up and onto the road, to move hay in VA. I had rolled over at my usual wakeup time, and passed out so hard, both arms were asleep when I tried to push up off the mattress two hours later.

Sitting here almost three hours after that, after just finishing a phone call with Mike. He wanted me to tell him where to stack 120 big round bales on his place. I have been talking to him about this for over a week, since we decided to take off this cutting. Pros/ cons of this spot v that one...we have over-filled all the barns, or will this cutying. This stuff has netwrap, so could set out okay for this winter.

I go through the " best hay goes in the barn", where you set it has to be well-drained, accessible in bad weather. You cannot put it all around the barn...if that path mucks up too deep...you know the drill. Anyway, as we are discussing this yet again, and I am sitting here, feeling like a cold cow patty, he breaks a cuss fit about not being able to dump it in one place, because of an issue I observe, not for the first time. He forgets....

That was the tipping point for me. Right back atcha! And, BTW, did you happen to notice that while all of you were having a nice after -supper chat last night, that I was fighting to stay awake, lying in the family room floor with Winn?

And, did it occur to you that I had some difficulty watching him and getting your brunch skillet clean yesterday at Jenna's, as he lets himself out and takes off now? What difference would five minutes have made in the haying, compared to him wandering off and ending up in a pond?

I just cannot cope without a few minutes of your help, Honey! Did you think I missed the look you shot me, when I asked you to let him pack your cooloer, so I could finish dishes? Was I finished a minute later, when you brought him back, and booked out of there?

Do you realize this is exactly what you did forecer, when our kids were small, and zi was simply overwhelmed, all day, every day? I am just now recognizing and realizing this is a lot of what has me both physically and mentally exhausyed.


I have melted all the way down today. It is that same, damned "my everything is more important than your anything" thing again. I went all the way to this is what made me so exhausted, delressed, and angry thirty years ago, and I refuse to go there and stay there again.

It isn't the child/children's fault...it is one grownup who feels the sun will not shine today, unless he is out there pushing it over the horizon. I just cried and cursed, and said that his making a living is NOt more important than us having a life.

I do not want to travel, lunch with girlfriends, and I even had to give up workng out at the gym, because everything else is more important than anything I wnt or need to do. Okay, neglect me, but five minutes so I can scrub out the pan from the meal I just made you, so our only grandchild doesn't trek off with the coyote and bears?

I am honestly at a loss as to how to get this man to change...I knkw he has to want to, in order fir that to gappen. I try to get him to stop and take a few minutes in the midst of it, but get THAT look, or THE remark. This isn't just a small matter...it is safety and sanity at stake here....


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