I am so tired…. How tired are you?

I might have the chinese disease – Dragon Ass.

I’m retired. I was tired yesterday & I’m tired today.

My tired is tired.

I’ve been hit by a Mack Truck.

I could fall asleep standing up.

I asked some of my fibro friends what phrases do they use to tell people they are beyond tired. <

Here are some of their responses.


~ bushed ~ fried ~ beat ~ shot ~ wiped ~ worn out ~ drained ~ spent ~ out of gas ~ plum tuckered out ~ pooped ~ dead tired ~ run-down ~ dead on feet ~ all-in ~ done-in ~ just plain tired ~ tuckered out ~ drowsy ~ ready to drop ~ weary ~ finished ~ dog tired ~

No matter how we describe it unless someone lives with a chronic pain illness they have no idea what it feels like having that kind of fatigue.

How do you express the fatigue that you feel?

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5 thoughts on “I am so tired…. How tired are you?”

  1. All of the above today, and it’s my weekend off! I didn’t sleep well last night. I opted to take 5mg of melatonin vs my generic Lunesta, and I kept waking up from my CPAP mask. Argh!

    1. I hope that you have been able to get some rest. It makes everything worse when we are getting interrupted sleep.

  2. I am also so tired. I have to study for Master’s, maintain house (that looks like shit most of the time), do my charity work, and still be happy. Can’t be sad, tired, upset, when others feel sick. Always have to be the up person and never show you hurt, ache, want to sleep, maybe want to die. We are a group of individuals that understand each other, love each other, cry with each other, and mourn each other. We need to band together and tell the world about our pain, our strength, our frustrations and how we are visible, just see us. teri

    1. We do understand each other and are there for one another. I recently told someone that has been strong their entire life that it was okay to be tired of being strong and it was okay to “fall apart”. I told her that of all the people she knows I am the one who will “get it”. I will understand the ongoing pain, the desire to do things and the realization that her body can’t do those things right now. It is important that everyone has someone they can show their true face.

  3. I am sorry that your in such pain. It has been that kind of weather for so many of us right now. Thinking of you.

Looking forward to hearing your comments!