― I know it's been a few days since I've written, I've literally been exhausted in every way possible. Physically because of my leg and now that I have a cane my shoulder hurts. Doing the smallest chore takes massive energy that leaves me tired. I have such a deep appreciation for people who live with chronic pain. ∙ I took Friday off work, I slept a lot; actually I slept the better part of the weekend. I have no energy, I'm forcing myself out to work this week and Christmas shopping. [...].