Tuesday 23 July 2019
I woke up around 8:30 feeling very groggy, for want of a better term. My stomach was not feeling quite as disturbed as the day before. I noticed that I was getting louder instances of tinnitus, which made me wonder how loud I might eventually perceive it, if it were to continue to develop.
I got up and went outside to sit in the sun for a few minutes. I also walked along the garden to open the greenhouse. It was quite hot and didn’t feel comfortable to stay out in the sun for too long. I went inside and tried to do a few bits and pieces, but quickly found myself alternating between managing to do some small things and having complete exhaustion and needing to sleep, or at least lie down. This persisted for most of the day.
In the evening, we sat on the sofa and watched a film while eating dinner. My appetite was still good and I ate well. I noticed the tinnitus quite clearly as the evening went on.
As I was going to bed, a big storm passed overhead with torrential rain and incessant thunder and lightning. Normally I would have sat by the window and watched it, but I was so tired that I went straight to sleep. It was quite a surreal feeling to be drifting off to such a big sound and light show, clearly knowing that it was there but not actively paying attention to it.