I didn’t go for a little walk today after all. Instead, I raked up the dead leaves in the garden and loaded them into binbags. My garden is massive. I haven’t finished the job yet but I had to stop after about two hours as my muscles couldn’t take much more. I have now taken to the sofa with my blanket and I’m settling down for a nap before Strictly and X Factor.
This is a lesson in how not to do things when you have ME/CFS. If you start to feel fatigued, if your muscles feel heavy, if you feel clammy or your throat starts to get sore, STOP AND REST. I’m just hoping my nap provides some damage limitation. I am an idiot.