My Friday/Saturday routine is anything but routine for other people. On Fridays, I inject methotrexate, once weekly, and by Friday afternoon, I am ready for a power nap. Yesterday afternoon the physical therapist did some stretching for my neck which relaxed me even more. So what was the result? I fell asleep at 8pm and woke up at 2am. That is typical for me and I usually go back to sleep about 5am for a few more hours, few as in 4 or so hours.
But sleep is not done yet. There is a thing those of us who take methotrexate call the methotrexate hangover. That is due to the fact that the day after it hits you that your get up and go has gotten up and went for the day. I meet with a friend from Venezuela to help her with English and for her to help me with Spanish and then I am done. Well done put a fork in me kind of done for the day.
Then comes that time honored tradition of a power nap. Last Saturday it was a three hour one. If they gave trophies for napping, I would certainly be in contention. By Sunday, I am back to normal and ready to go to church and have a full day.
Why would I do this to myself and ruin my weekend you might ask? Good question. It is all about my students. I do not want the day after methotrexate hangover to interfere with teaching. So I wait until Fridays because by the time it hits me, I am done teaching for the week.
So there you have it, my not so exciting weekend routine.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
15 thoughts on “My Not So Exciting Weekend Routine”
Power napping half a weekend, so you can make church on Sunday and teach a full week, sounds kinda heroic to me, Matt.
Thank you David. Just woke up from a power nap 😴 lol
I understand what those exhaustion episodes are like. Sometimes I get so tired I will pass out for several hours. It’s not from an injection, but just from being underweight due to Celiac, and from dealing with pain. Those power naps are definitely refreshing. Praying blessings for you!
Thank you for praying 🙏
Just got up from a power nap
You have your priorities in order.
Thank you 🙏
I admire how your work out the timing of it so that church and your students get your best. May the Lord’s blessing be on you.
Thank you Manu. Have a blessed Sunday 😊
Your post brought to mind John 15:13.
I love that verse
I used to take methotrexate in pill form and also took it on weekends to not interfere with my work! I hope the medication works well for you 🙂
Thank you. I started with the pills but the doctor changed me to injections because my stomach wasn’t happy. How are you doing?
That makes sense – I hope your stomach tolerates the injections better! I am doing well, now taking duloxetine to control autoimmune symptoms like joint pain. It has less side effects for me than other meds I’ve taken 🙂
I take that too