Good day!! HAPPY EASTER..
We are now off to Reed Deer to find me an armore for my bedroom. Plus we need a larger pantry. Off to Home Depot we go. After our quick stop in Red Deer we are heading up to my folks to put on a ham to feed all of us. There really are no words for how excited I am to be this close to my folks. This is the second time in a week I will be there, this is so great.
I realize I have been doing a lot of apologizing for my vision issues. This is why I’m doing my best to get it done when not late at night. Now it’s about finding the time. Moving has thrown quite a wrench into keeping all of you informed on my progress. Which sadly I have to say has not been so good. Between my vision acting poorly, and needing to go back on Gabpentin I’m not necessarily happy with either of these things. I will say the Gabpentin has helped immensely with my neurological pain. The coils around my feet have gone away again. My temperature sensitivity has settled down quite a bit too. I was able to walk around on the tile floor yesterday with no slippers on. That a month ago I could not have done.
Today I had to actually take my walker to town. I have also been using it in the house some times too. I know, I’m doing my best to suck it up because I have been SO much worse. I’m still a bit taken aback because I have also been SO much better. It almost feels like I’m having a relapse which is impossible for me to do. I know all this seems crazy, it feels like it to me too. I’ll just wait it out and see what happens. I will, if things continue to deteriorate contact the people whom I will need to speak with. At this point I’m thinking the move just over taxed me.
I will be starting the gym in the next couple of weeks. I think I will actually start in the pool. I know the pool has always been hard on my legs. Well not the pool exactly. Somehow when I’m getting out of the pool and the cool air hits my legs they instantly get really heavy. I mean heavier than my already heavy legs. As I walk today they are feeling a thousand pounds a leg. When coming out of the pool is as though movement is nearly impossible. That is when my legs are good. I will see how things move along. I will do a few days of my elliptical first see how I hold up with that.
I just registered I stopped taking care of myself awhile ago. I should already be worrying about running out of catheters by the end of the month and I still have three unopened boxes. This means that my water intake is WAY down. Because my water intake is down that low this explains many of my muscle cramps. Does not explain the spasms, but certainly the cramps. I hate that I’ve let myself down so much. I understand busy, but to neglect self-care to such a level is very bad of me. I really didn’t even notice until I seen how many boxes of catheters I still have. It does seem odd really I drink when I’m thirsty, not enough I guess. First thing tomorrow back on the water a lot. Back to exercise, this may help me get back to something too. This may not happen tomorrow, but soon.
Kyle just took some beautiful pictures of our new living room furniture. The one I’m going to show is just of a chair and a beautiful book stand. The book stand is great, it is what’s on it that makes it perfect. All Kyle’s hand made bowls makes it what it is.
I needed share this as it is the best part of the living room. Well this is not exactly true, it is very impressive though.
We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at my folks for Easter. It was sadly missing my sister and nephew though. My nephew has finals all this coming week so he was stuck at home studying. My sister lives a few hours away and she was worn out so she chose to stay home. We did have a love day though. Home now a couple of hours. Glad my day is over my legs are absolute crap.
Love and hugs Fiona:-)