Monday, April 14, 2014
This weekend, I caught more sleep than I have in a while.
I am fighting sleep nearly nightly, and am in a big row with myself over it.
I went to the neurologist on Friday. He says - bloodwork for Lyme, EEG to check if there are mini seizures happening, or it could be something with the medication, or stress. In other words, no actual answers yet. Then I noticed a weird rash on my neck last night when I was trying to sleep - more sleep delays after that.
Hubby went to his neurologist last week regarding his post-encephalitis treatment, and will be weaning off the anti-seizure meds beginning on the 23rd, when he can begin to drive a little again. Yay! Today he went to the hematologist, and will be getting off the blood-thinner, although they are doing the scan for the clots Wednesday on his legs, and he re-visits the doc in a month. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed. He wants to make positive progress, as do I.
Here is our gift "horse" with me at the reins...
March photo of me - not perfect, but making healthy steps
Getting healthy IS still my job
Working at getting my walk on - hope to start walking at work in the afternoons if my allergies don't get to me.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
So I went back to work today. I am tired. The best part was coming home in our new (used) car. Typically I am very fatigued driving. The vehicle ride was smooth and nice and I was not as fatigued coming home.
I have been diligently eating my potassium
bananas with apple oatmeal for breakfast, with 1 cup of coffee
v-8 strawberry banana at break
tomato soup for lunch with a quaker oat bar
break - yogurt
I walked 1 1/4 mile at work.
I took frequent breaks.
Time to go put my feet up and relax with Peaches cat.
One day at a time is a charm
supper home made chicken and rice soup
Monday, April 07, 2014
If the fuzzy wuzzy bears had to be days of the week, fuzzy wuzzy would definitely be a Monday.
Thinking shouldn't be so hard, but it sure feels it. And it makes me nervous, which probably makes me more fuzzy wuzzy.
Out here in cyberland.
The weekend has come and gone, and today I must make doctor phone calls. It makes me nervous. Mainly I am better, but I seem to have a very difficult time retaining some short term stuff. Like what did I just sit down here to do (check work e-mail, then get up. I am still sitting here though, typing this.)
I am usually a little scatter brained, it is just a little more so.
My congestion is feeling a lot better thankfully.
I need to make my appointments and face the fears head on.
eating food with potassium.
Get more sleep.
drink my water.
cut my caffeine.
keep on moving- within reason of course.
Make lists as needed for guidance.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
It has been a wild and crazy week, well couple of weeks, and if you get right down to it, over half a year.
In a very small nutshell - Our van was breaking down, and couldn't get it to pass emissions and it is leaking oil. We have been trying to get the problem resolved since about February - with no luck. The deadline to fix it is Monday. That is the extension.
Last week we heard from Christians in the south that want to glorify God by helping us with our vehicle. I anticipated their helping with the repairs. Instead - they told us to look for a newer reliable vehicle.
We just drove our "new" 2011 Subaru. It was given to us as a blessing for Ron's ministry. I am flabbergasted! I am in awe. I am in utter thanksgiving to my maker and the one who provides, the one who owns everything.
In the midst of all this, on Wednesday, while at work, I began to lose time, to not be able to connect the dots of thought and words and pattern. I couldn't remember the year, I couldn't remember the make or model of the car we were getting, and I couldn't remember my boss's name, nor her assistant.
I ended up being brought home, where I couldn't remember what medications I take, nor what they are for. I was getting pretty nervous, scared.
So Ron took me to the ER and they did a workup for stroke - I passed the blood work, the CAT scan, the myriad of physical therapy, speech therapy tests they did. I did lose those thoughts for a few hours, but then could recall what they were. They first called it a TIA, but ruled it out with the tests they did. They still have told me to take a baby aspirin daily though.
They did find that my potassium levels were kind of low again, so they gave me the pills, and now I am eating my bananas, potatoes, and whatever else will fill that gap.
My MRI shows some kind of clouding - something either indicative of age, tertiary Lyme disease, or MS - so will be seeing a neurologist and speech therapist this week, as well as my primary care physician before I can return to work.
Meanwhile, I am tightening up eating potassium rich foods, cutting back on rich stuff that may cause a problem. Working at getting better sleep (the night before, I suffered a severe lack of sleep), and reducing stress even further.
What a week, full of trials, tribulations, and victories.
I must revert my bad eating habits, and make sure I remember to keep on making Getting Healthy IS my Job.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
I know I have been busy. And tired. Too tired to make friends with my computer. At all. Especially since with my promotion I spend 25 hours linked to a computer and headphones. I come home and I crash. Literally. As soon as I put my feet up, I pass out.
So, sorry folks if I haven't been here. I haven't been much of anywhere to tell you the truth, except running my husband to physical therapy twice per week, plus his doctor appointments, running myself to the allergist twice per week for shots, going to work, and taking our van to the garage 1-2 x's per week trying to get a problem solved.
So I just spent yesterday and today totally sleeping while the van is in the shop being repaired. Totally exhausted.
Other than walking, I have not been doing extra exercise. No time, no energy.
Trying to sleep better.
Dealing with allergies and catching up with two months of missed shots.
Working, and adjusting to more hours.
Getting healthy is still my job.
So, I am not on the computer vegging out.
After work, I snuggle next to my hubby in our dual recliner, with a cat, and pass out. End of story.
Maybe with warmer weather, I will get more energy.
I have been working in the new position since late January. I like what I am doing, my body is still trying to adjust to more hours.
I also tripped backward and landed on my rumpside over the weekend, and it made my back hurt.
So, if I am not here for a little while, I am just taking things one day at a time.
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