Gena Posted February 12, 2005 Report Share Posted February 12, 2005 This is probably a lame topic, but one that's been on my mind lately. Does anyone else out there get stressed out when you have to be somewhere at a certain time - i.e., especially in the morning? I work full-time, but since having POTS, I never know what my nights are going to be like. I go through phases of sleeping well without symptoms and then having several weeks in a row where I don't sleep well at all because I wake up with low BP, heart racing, chest pain, etc. (like tonight, that's why I'm wide awake and typing this post at 2 a.m. Co-workers can say oh, I didn't sleep very well either, the baby kept me up or I had a lot on my mind, etc. (I want to say, yeah but it's different when you're not sleeping b/c you're BP bottomed out and your dizzy and having tachycardia!!!)Anyhoo, tomorrow, or today rather (Saturday) I have a very time-crunched day ahead of me. I have to be at a friend's baby shower at 10 am and then I have to help set up for a big fundraising gala that my hospice agency is having and then I have to rush out to the mall to find shoes to go with my dress that I'm wearing to the gala. After the gala, I have to help clean up and remove all the decorations, which means my day won't end until about one o'clock in the morning!!I have not been sleeping well this whole week and I'd really love to skip my friend's shower so I can relax and build up my energy for the gala where I'll have to be standing in heels and running around most of the night. However, I feel obligated to push myself to be at my friends shower or whatever the appointment may be in life, but then I pay for it later. Most people don't understand how taxing it can be (b/c of the POTS) and I don't bother trying to explain, b/c I don't want to make an issue of it - and it would sound really silly to most people I think. Boy, this post is turning into a rambling novel! Bottom line is, am I the only one that has anxiety/stress over trying to be somewhere at a certain time? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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