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The Two O’clock Crash

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In the late 1990’s, I was pursuing a jet-set career.  Waking at 3:00 on Monday mornings, visiting five cities in three (or more) time zones and, by the end of it, maybe making it home for three weekends per month were the callings of my job. I was at the top of my game, professionally, though my personal life was suffering for the time away.

One of the things that got me though each of those days was an increasing number of espresso shots in my 2:00 o’clock mocha.

By that time of the day I would be about to fall down for the fatigue. I wrote it off to the 240,000 plus miles I was flying annually and the hours I kept while on the road.  When the 14:00 coffee fix continued into the weekends, I simply assumed that it was a mild caffeine dependence – something for which my part of the country was well known.

I now know that what I was experiencing was MS-related fatigue.

I’m not sure where I read it, but I remember something about the body’s core temperature reaching its high for the day around eight or nine hours after we wake - that was about right for my schedule.  Elevated body temperature and heat in general are known factors which can raise havoc for many living with MS.

Even though I don’t roust myself from a different hotel bed every morning before 5:00am, two o’clock still seems to be the time that my body wears out if it’s going to be “one of those” days.

In the past week or so I’ve noted, and mentioned to Caryn, that I feel painfully exhausted by the time we’ve finished the washing-up after dinner and our evening time together seems to be suffering.

Maybe, rather than powering through my early afternoon dip in energy I should think about having a kip for half an hour and I’ll be able to make it through a fireside conversation or a bit of reading.  Perhaps I should learn the revisit the lessons I seem to have to relearn over and over again when it comes to livingwithMS rather than fighting against it.

If midnight is the ‘witching hour’ and, as Mark Twain is said to have muttered, “3:00am is the hour of drunkards and bakers”, surely 14:00 is my kryptonite, my Achilles’ heel… you’ll have to forgive;  It’s nearly that time and I can’t think straight.

You understand what I’m getting at; there are times of the day that are just harder than others with MS.  For some it’s waking or getting out of bed.  Many collapse on the sofa after work and can’t be rousted.  For me it’s the 2:00 o’clock crash.

How about you?

Off to take a kip but as always, I’m ...

Wishing you and your family the best of health.

Cheers

Trevis

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Last Updated:11/8/2013
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