The effects of stress and fatigue.
It’s been about 8 days since my last progress report. Originally, I was going to post on May 9th, a month to the day I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. With the busy and eventful week I’ve had, it had to wait until today.
I wasn’t sleeping well this past week. I took pictures yesterday, with the intention of using those for an update, but I felt exhausted and had a headache. Instead, I decided to close my eyes, lie on the couch, and take a well needed nap. I really needed that.
I took pictures again today, after sleeping better last night. I decided to add another column below. Comparing the April 12th, May 10th and today’s pictures, there is definitely marked improvement. However, I think the effects of fatigue and stress from this past week are visible in the pictures taken yesterday, May 10th.
So what was all the stress and stuff going on that was causing me not to sleep well? It doesn’t really matter. What is important to recognize is how stress and not getting enough sleep make it more difficult for our bodies to take care of themselves.
I’ll try to be more aware of that now.