What do you think?

Demi Moore has been in the news a lot lately for her “problems” but this isn’t really about her. But it did bring this Good Question up.

Just what is exhaustion and how is it treated? Is it for real? Can you imagine calling your boss and telling him you can’t make it to work because you’re exhausted?

Do you think this is just a clever ploy for celebrities to hide behind? Just what do you think  would be considered exhaustion?

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9 Responses to What do you think?

  1. mssc54 says:

    Just reading this post has worn me out. I’m exhausted!

    You can sell me heat exhaustion but if your worn out you can get some rest on your own time.

  2. Jenny says:

    I thought they said on the View yesterday that she was hospitalized from drugs and anorexia.

    • Joy says:

      I’ve heard a bunch of different things from huffing those C2O cartridges an alcohol relapse to anorexia. Who knows what the truth is? But first it was her and the other day it was Tracy Morgan who’s a diabetic and he was treated for “exhaustion and altitude.” What the heck does that even mean?

  3. SKL says:

    Well, I’ve been exhausted. When I was about 27 I went through a career change that basically left me working two full-tme jobs. In my new job I was taking over for a guy who used to have an assistant; but the boss was confident that I’d get the job done (and catch up years of the old guy’s backlog) with no assistant. Meanwhile I was still doing my previous job at night since the woman they hired to replace me had quit almost immediately. Although this was certainly not the only time I worked two jobs, it was the worst because the new job was really stressful and just to try to stay afloat, I used to pull at least two all-nighters per week, alone (with nothing to eat) in that cold place. I’d drive home in the wee hours just to change my clothes. The owners were mentally ill or something, and things just kept getting crazier. I was being hounded for the guy’s yacht club bills one minute and the company’s bankers and vendors the next. Meanwhile the boss was writing checks without telling me and payroll was bouncing . . . then he told me to fire some people, which is never fun . . . I think you get the picture.

    On New Year’s Eve, I went to my parents’ house to celebrate and came back at 2:30am. At that point I said I was going to work because the boss wanted xyz on his desk at 8am that morning. I was practically hysterical and yet I was physically ready to drop. Finally someone asked me: what’s going to happen if xyz isn’t on his desk at 8am? And I thought, you know, the worst he could do would be to fire me, and that would feel like a relief right now! So I went to bed, called in sick the next day, and gave my notice the day after. (I was in no financial condition to be unemployed with $80K+ in student loans, but I truly felt that job was going to kill me if I didn’t leave.)

    Since then, I’ve had periods when I’ve worked extreme hours and felt “exhausted,” but I’ve always bounced back without having to make a drastic move. (Knocking on wood.)

  4. starlaschat says:

    I’m not sure what really going on with her I think when they “The press” don’t really have all the details they label it as exhaustion. I think it will come out what happened and whats going on with her. The break up alone could be creating all kinds of stress and who knows what kind of things she’s doing to try and cope. I think it’s sad to be famous and have to go through difficult times so publicly I know it’s part of the job I guess but it’s still must be hard.

    Joy I have a blogging question, I think I’ve asked you this before I’ve been trying to figure out how to stagger comments. I thought I was to look in the wiget section and look in the comments I just can’t figure it out. Can you help me find it?

  5. Nikki says:

    Any time they say a star is being treated for exhaustion, there is more to it. You don’t get “treated” medically for pure exhaustion! Or, we’d all be in the hospital, all the time! It’s a nice way to say they are either drinking too much, not eating enough or on drugs.

    Clearly, you can look at Demi and know she isn’t healthy. I’m pretty sure it isn’t due to exhaustion.

  6. Laura says:

    Honestly, I can only give my own definition of exhaustion. I’m living it.

    Major stress, combined with (or caused by) a to-do list the length of your leg, combined with financial worries, and worrying about other things as well. Add to that the idea that you’re supposed to see to everyone else’s needs before your own, so you don’t eat right, sleep right or exercise like you should, and you start getting more and more run down. It’s a never-ending circle that can only stop when you stop it, or you drop.

    Unfortunately, only celebs can beg off with the “exhausted” route – the rest of us have to keep plugging along until we figure something out.

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