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That Open University assignment I took two half-days off to finish so as to avoid an all-nighter?  I ended up needing both the time off and most of a night.  I got 2 hours sleep and was surprisingly functional on the next day, but it was pretty horrible.  Luckily this came just before a 4-day weekend, but it's been an instructive example of what happens when I try to "just push through" being tired all the time.  It is remarkably like what happens if I try to keep typing through an RSI flare-up without any mitigation: short-term goals can be achieved, but only at the expense of a much longer recovery period.

I am just now beginning to get over that nearly-all-nighter, after a lot more time in bed over the last two weeks than I'd like.  Fatigue is cumulative, and I was pushing up against my limits even before the essay crisis.  So, I'm pacing myself very carefully, and I'm ignoring everything that doesn't have to be done now and doesn't have to be done by me.  I've booked another tranche of 4-day weeks at work (I'm definitely sure now that 3x full + 2x half is the right pattern for that) and am just hoping I can recover enough to think about working full time before my leave runs out.

Things I haven't the time to write about:
  • I saw Captain America: Civil War and on the whole liked it.  Not as much as Winter Soldier, but a lot more than Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • Our weekend routine is now pretty settled, with activities for both children over both days.
  • My mother and stepfather came for a visit :-)
  • We took Charles to his first theatre production that wasn't aimed at children (A Winters Tale at the ADC, by the ADC) and we will probably take him to some of this summer's Cambridge Shakespeare Festival as a result.
  • This article about how it's not possible to see/read/listen to all the good things, and different approaches to coping with that.

Date: 2016-05-10 08:26 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
Ooh - I really like the article about not being able to see/read/listen to all the things - thank you!

Sorry the fatigue is so frustrating.

Date: 2016-05-10 15:01 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mair_in_grenderich
Reminds me of a couple of friends who have had head injuries, although hopefully will be less permanent...

Hope the essay result was satisfactory after all that!

Date: 2016-05-10 19:26 (UTC)

Date: 2016-05-10 08:05 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-cataclysm.livejournal.com
It sounds as if you are managing your fatigue pretty well.

One of the things that's quite annoying about post cancer fatigue is that there are very few studies, so there's no base line for planning or convenient article to look at.




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