Slow recovery

I've been soooo tiiirrreedd....for days (on top of depression, aches, and all the usual). I had some respite this morning: the usual morning routine with my digestion was blessedly short, and I had some energy (!) so I did some errands, came home, did some odd things around the house, felt tired, took a nap, and woke up feeling crappy! Ok...when I examine it, it's certainly not nearly as crappy as I felt on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, but one expects that a nap will improve things, not make it worse. If nothing, it's unsettling....I started thinking that it was starting up ALL OVER again...
  I tried to get into the frame of mind of "Oh, well, at least I had a nice morning and early afternoon," but that doesn't work; when I feel crappy, I feel crappy. It's just a matter of how bad the crappy is.
  But I will focus on that I don't feel as bad as I did the last couple of days. Once again, days and days of this, with no knowing how long it'll last, just wears one out.
  My menopause, in all its phases, has aged me more than actual aging has. I'm ok with the gray hairs, the saggy skin, the lower energy level, the creaking, aching joints, etc. etc., but every time I come out of a menopausal bout, I feel like I've been through a war, and when one goes through a war, one is not the same (no offense intended to anyone who's actually been to war; I am thankful for your courage and your sacrifice).
  The end should be soon. I'm ready to get back to my life.
Thanks to all the women who have sent their kind thoughts and messages! Your kindness has been lifesavers thrown to me as I'm tossed and turned by the storms. I love you all!



I so so so understand. It\'s wonderful that you have good friends around here, who are loving and supportive. You will get your life back. (((((HUGS)))))