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SoupDragon Tue 05-Apr-05 18:08:54

I visited my GP at 9am this morning to check whether the excessive weariness etc I'm experiening is simply a by product of motherhood.

It has (literally) just occurred to me that I forgot to mention my frequent lapses of memory...

Aimsmum Tue 05-Apr-05 18:36:32

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cod Tue 05-Apr-05 18:37:03

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SoupDragon Tue 05-Apr-05 18:38:42

Oh, I laughed. Couldn't believe I'd forgotten to tell him I keep forgetting things.

Going back for blood tests to check everything but he reckons it could well be simply the relentless nature of motherhood.

cod Tue 05-Apr-05 18:40:54

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SoupDragon Tue 05-Apr-05 18:44:21

Yes, Mothercod, I'm eating properly and getting 9 hours of sleep a night. I'm not really worried about my health, just wondered when I could stop blaming motherhood for it.

cod Tue 05-Apr-05 18:45:45

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iota Tue 05-Apr-05 18:50:26

In my case I blame my tiredness on old age

SoupDragon Tue 05-Apr-05 18:50:48

DS2 is 4 and I kind of thought the tiredness would have gone by now. He's been sleeping through for 3 years for a start!!

cod Tue 05-Apr-05 18:50:58

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SoupDragon Tue 05-Apr-05 18:52:49

I nearly hugged my doctor when he noted my DOB on the blood test form and said "ah, a recent one" when he wrote the year in.

cod Tue 05-Apr-05 18:53:40

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SoupDragon Tue 05-Apr-05 18:55:15

Oh no, I'm an very rare visitor to my GP. He was commenting on my youth, I'm certain.

Now bog off, FishFace.

SoupDragon Tue 05-Apr-05 18:55:59

"calm efficiency". LOL!

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SoupDragon Tue 05-Apr-05 19:00:23

"Calm efficiency" is nore like a strict matron I think.

Not sure that anyone has ever told me my DSs are a credit to me. GP took one look at DS2 and said my tiredness was probably just motherhood.

GeorginaA Wed 06-Apr-05 09:19:49

Argh, you mean in 3 years time I'm still going to feel this tired?!!!!


marthamoo Wed 06-Apr-05 09:27:30

I have a horrible feeling that tiredness is part and parcel of being a grown-up. I am always tired. Sometimes I am falling down tired and sometimes I am just a bit tired but I am never 'not' tired. Depressing isn't it? When you're a child you think that being a grown-up is all about eating a whole cake to yourself and staying up all night and having pots of money so you can buy anything you want when the truth is it's just about being constantly knackered.

GeorginaA Wed 06-Apr-05 09:30:20

Yeah, I remember when I was about 18/19 regularly staying up to around 1am without any issues and one night not bothering to go to sleep at all (okay, I was tired the next day but I was still able to function - I can't function now if I get a break in my 8 hours )

SoupDragon Wed 06-Apr-05 09:32:33

The way my doctor put it is that fulltime (ie SAH) motherhood is relentless. As a GP, he himself is busy but gets breaks between patients. With motherhood, you're on alert 24/7.

He may have said more but I can't remember

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