Sleeping the week away

There comes a point after a redeployment where the stress finally leaves your body and you give into the exhaustion.IMAG1656

At least that is how it is for me.

The first week home, this time, was a flurry of activity even though we vowed to just relax.

The second week saw us on the road to Virginia to say good-bye to friends and welcome home to others.

This week I can barely get out of bed.  Seriously. I am utterly exhausted.

I think it is because I am not the sole person in charge any longer. I don’t have to answer every question, get in the middle of every dispute, plan all the meals, grocery shop, etc.  The pressure is off.

I was in bed for 12 hours last night following a 2 hour nap in the afternoon. The night before I was in bed for 10 hours.

I thought I was getting sick, but I don’t “feel” sick. I am just bone-weary tired.

Quite frankly, I am ready for another nap.

I need to get it together soon. I have stuff to do!


Has this ever happened to you after a deployment or any other event?



  1. All the time. The time that strikes me the most was a day when B was gone and I had a “girls date” to go to the movies. The kids were on fire that entire day. When the sitter arrived, I took off like a racehorse and when my friends and I were walking through the mall, I could feel my body just shutting down from the stress. I thought I was going to keel over right there. I was like, “wow. I didn’t realized it’s been that bad.” So I feel ya. Hell, the drive to VA alone could have done it for you, too. Traveling is wicked stressful.

    • Jennifer W says:

      I did think it might be the ride to VA but truthfully I didn’t drive a mile. I was a sleeping passenger :) I feel human today thankfully.

  2. While driving would make you more tired, just traveling, period, will make you tired. You don’t pilot a plane, either, but flying is still draining, y’know? I’m glad you’re feeling better.

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