Time for my annual check-in.
Why is it that the last few days my butt has been dragging and I feel like I would just love to lay down and take a nap. Yet, when I get home, I find myself wide awake and not tired?
I think I have started to correlate the fatigue and brain fade to the number of hours worked and 'stress' level. The last few weeks I have added some activities to my lab at school, such that I am putting in a few 12 hour or more days.
Mind you, I love what I am doing. I am working with some great students, I have new facilities, the job is good. Just that the hours and demands did this little step increase.
The last few days, my butt is dragging. I ramble when I lecture. I can't remember some of the committments that I made and questions from students. I think I am learning that my brain will only tolerate X number of hours of 'go' time. I make notes, and then forget where I made the notes...
Time to head for bed. I still have some Crown left, but I am out of mix. And while my brain may be impared, I still remember that when you run out of mix the solution is not to just drink straight from the bottle.
First co-pay on the meds was $5300. $400 to go. Thank you mega corp for increasing the co-pays $700 this year.
When first diagnosed, I remember reading (old article) that I only had a 20% chance of surviving 6 years. It is now 6 years...