Over the weekend, after being in the house for 2 weeks, I went with my husband to the city..we went to WholeFoods for produce, a resale shop(short visit), a quick pop in to Best Buy for ink cartridges. I was doing ok thru all that..But at the last store ( WholeFoods) by the time we got to the checkout..I could feel myself going down hill fast. I had to go sit..while Dh finished up checking out..and by the time I got to the car..I could barely talk I felt so completely lousy. I took the next dose of pain meds when I got home..and put my feet up, Dh took care of dinner..and the dogs...and I rested till I went to bed. Sunday was a quiet day ..and most of it I felt exhausted..and the same is true today.... What I am wondering..is do you get so tired of being IN that you just say 'heck with it' and go out and live..regardless of what the consequences may be. I find that is a bit of a pattern of mine. I do pretty well..for weeks..pacing myself...going out for limited excursions...resting before and after them.Sleeping at regular times...eating well..blah blah blah...LOL But then..I just get sick of being sick..and I go have LIFE..whatever that happens to be at the time..And then I pay for it..It used to be I could just rest for a few days..and I would be back to my normal..but now I seem to take MUCH longer to recover...and the fall down is much harder...and more symptoms that are more dramatic to me. So are you always good at taking care of yourself..or do you sometimes 'pretend' to be fine..regardless of the price you may pay later???