Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Biscuit Week
Wow, the MS fatigue is really bad right now, and I’m blaming last week.
What would seem like a busy week for anybody was a significantly challenging week for me. On Monday, I had a medical appointment. On Tuesday, I spent a few hours with an architect reviewing plans for a sunroom. On Wednesday, another medical appointment. On Thursday, a discussion group in the evening. On Friday morning, a two-hour home repair for women class. On Saturday, a two-hour study hall.
For most people, this may seem like just a full week. But for me, this was a week from hell.
Each of these events individually should not require a lot of time or energy. But for me, each of these events required a significant amount of energy, and my schedule did not allow for recharging time in between the events. Yes, I need at least a full day to recharge from most events.
I broke my own rules for energy management. And now I'm paying. So, what about the biscuits?
On Saturday, I discovered that there was no food in the refrigerator. No edible food that is. I had absolutely no energy to go out; I had no energy to figure out whom to call for help. The Husband was visiting family and would not be home that day.
As I sat in a chair feeling sorry for myself, I was reminded of a time when I had just moved into an apartment in Germany, had no money because my per diem had not yet arrived, and was without food. The previous tenants left behind a box of Bisquick. I discovered that I could make biscuits with Bisquick and water. I lived off of biscuits for two weeks.
So I summoned up a little energy to make a batch of drop biscuits for lunch and dinner. Although not a healthy diet, those biscuits got me through the day. With all the discussion about a healthy diet for people with multiple sclerosis, there are times when I’m just trying to get food in my stomach.
Now I have groceries to get me through the week; but, this "biscuit week" made me realize that menu planning needs to be a higher priority. And I have to do a better job of selecting activities to honor my energy limitations.
In the meantime, thank you, Bisquick.
#multiple sclerosis fatigue
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