Lisa, Sorry to hear about your bout with sepsis infection. Knocks ya for a loop. Lisa just wanted you to know that fighting fatigue goes with the disease. Iv'e been fighting it for a long time. I had to make some adjustments to deal with it. I don't fight it as it is signs that your body is fighting for you. When I get fatigued I go with the flow and take a nap and ir helps. If everyone is going somewhere thats going to take a long time ,I either make sure I have a place to nap or I stay at home. You know scientifically your body rebuilds it's energy and repairs it's self when in a dark quiet room and sleeping. that's why we all sleep at night. Sometimes ittakes two or three short power naps before I'm up and running until my afternoon nap. I find drinking Ensure at least twice a day sometimes three gives me a real good boost. A lot of cancer support groups will provide it by the cases or you can get as a prescription for like four case and only pay the co-pay of $4.00 or $8.00 . The hardest part of fatigue is motivating yourself mentally. I will plan things for the next day and make myself follow through and I find I feel great for doing it. It's hard without a doubt having to make changes and adjustments, even more so with children involved. You also need to watch out for over eating,as that can put you in a sleepy mood as well. The one last thing is depression. I know alot of people don't like to hear that, but it's true. If your stressing and worring about things and not letting your mind slow down ,you could be developing a chemical inbalance called depression , in turn causing fatigue and wanting to sleep. Meds do help. Make a realistic daily schedule, nothing elaborate but surely throw in something you would like to do each day. Just taking a nature walk and looking for all those neat things you would not normally do, like looking at the shape of clouds or watching how ants scurry about building an ant hill. Ha! I know I'm wierd. I had a butterfly resting on a flower the other day and put my finger down slowly and it walked on my finger neat to me. Well I know you are probally full of advice from others, but all because they care and you know that. Lisa, explore the beauty and practice putting your mind where it is beautiful and you'll feel better, take it from a pro, as I've tried both and the beauty is far better. divide the time with the children and have your alone quiet time as well. So, I've written another book. Wish you the best and hope you can adjust this fatigue to go with the flow of daily living. You have a heart of gold, that is the only prerequsite.
Bless Ya Girl !
Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)