Thursday, March 18, 2010

Time Travel Is Tiring

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I love science fiction. I devour episodes of Star Trek and Battlestar Galatica. I've seen every Star Wars film, most multiple times. I want to live in that future, where you get somewhere instantly by transporter, meet humanoids from across the universe and benefit from advanced medicine,, where most human diseases are distant memories from the past.


Yeah, this post isn't about science fiction. This post is about how going from standard time to daylight savings time seems to have caused a flare-up in my fibromyalgia symptoms. I know, it sounds like science fiction, but if you could witness first hand how I've been dragging myself up and around since Sunday, you'd know I was telling the truth.

Of course, it could be the sudden change in the weather, from cold to warm, but I do better in the Spring and Summer than the Fall and Winter. It could be payback from being sick with an upper respiratory infection for most of February. Perhaps my return to my normal schedule after being a homebody during the month of February has pushed me out of my energy envelope. But then I talked to my best friend last night and she said," You know, you mentioned the same thing when we turned the clocks back in the Fall."

I guess time travel is just too tiring for me and I think it is time for me to plan accordingly. Next time we move the hands on the clock forward or backward, I need to plan to take a week off to adjust. A week to just stay close to home, rest and relax, rent my favorite futuristic movies from Netflix and start my own private bi-annual sci-fi marathon.

Beam me up, Scotty!

What do you think? Does changing the clock twice a year have an impact on your chronic illness? Leave a comment sharing your experiences.
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Anonymous said...

It is always the worst day of my year. It takes me days to know what planet I am on. Doesn't help when the rest of your family doesn't even miss a beat.

Selena said...

Since I wrote this post, you are the second person who has shared the same feedback. We might be on to something here...

Thanks for your comment Mo. :-)