Too tired to crochet?!

I’ve been feeling more tired than what I consider normal for quite a while, even for one with two small children that’s training for a half marathon. I finally decided earlier this week to get a blood test just to make sure my iron levels were ok, and turns out my hunch was right, and they are actually very low indeed, which explains a lot! I managed to caffeine through the last of the planned school holiday activities but by 2pm yesterday I was forced into my bed. Felt too weak even to crochet, which says it all! My doctor says the iron tablets should kick in within the week, and if there are any issues with those, I’ll go back for an infusion.

My half marathon challenge is postponed and I am so disappointed 😦 However, there will always be another event, and my primary focus now needs to be on getting back to 100% health. I am feeling pretty shitty and rather sorry for myself right now, I can tell ya! But, it’s a good wake up call to focus a lot more on what I’m eating (not just on what my fussy children are (not) eating!) and I’m very, very grateful that all the other tests (thyroid, kidney, liver, BP etc) came back normal. This is fixable, and I should be back to normal very soon. Blessed indeed to be in such excellent health as I embark upon my 44th year πŸ™‚

I do find it very, very hard to be idle, so these days of complete and utter enervation are extremely frustrating. I really don’t have the energy to focus on much of any note crochet-wise. My crochet corner is a real yarnbomb and not in a good way lol –  projects, hooks, notebooks and yarn everywhere and out of control. Cannot see where to begin / continue anything, is hard to describe this mental fatigue, especially when rectifying things or making decisions also requires physical movement! So I have settled for sitting quietly with the laptop and updating my Ravelry projects by going through my Instagram feed. I am now all up to date and can clearly see what wips I have going on, so I feel tidier in my head if not IRL πŸ˜€

No pics today, I do like a white WordPress with photo pops for colour but today all white I’m afraid – I have some lovely car crochet pics from this week in my Insta though, do head over and check them out (yup getting up to find phone and upload is just a bridge too far I’m afraid). Also I’d love to connect with more fellow hookers on Ravelry – please feel free to friend me (is that a verb?) – I’m just finding my way over there and would love to put it to better use πŸ™‚

OK enough from me, I feel I’m starting to ramble. Happy hooking all, I look forward to being back in it – this cold turkey is very unpleasant for a fix-a-day hooker such as myself! πŸ˜€


14 thoughts on “Too tired to crochet?!

  1. eucalypttree says:

    Aren’t we lucky to have modern medicine to pinpoint our health concerns quickly! It’s good to know your intuition was on the money too! I think we sometimes forget to listen to our own bodies. Bad luck for the marathon training, but you know what?, that marathon will always be there waiting for you at another time. Take care of yourself and keep on resting.

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    • Pam @hooksandhills says:

      Hi Annette, thanks so much for the well wishes. And I agree with everything you said – thankful for affordable and excellent healthcare; so important to listen to body, and to intuition, and yes, there will be other races πŸ™‚

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    • Pam @hooksandhills says:

      Thank very much Tami. I am feeling so much better now and in hindsight I realise I’ve not been right for months – wish had gone to doc sooner instead of well, starting to train for a half marathon LOL….but, all’s well that ends well. And I’m back hooking, which is the BEST πŸ˜€

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