Sunday, August 05, 2012
What a day Thursday (Day 2) I actually thought I saw light at the end of the tunnel for getting rid of the fatigue, or recliner syndrome.
I spent 2 and half hours on day 3 at the chiropractor, for my weekly appointment. This was the exam to see how things are going. And all of my original ailments that took me there the beginning of March are gone. No more vertigo, headaches, tinnitus!! Energy level is up, and I was very proud of only sitting in the recliner for a 15 minute break in the morning and to watch the Olympics for an hour in the evening.
But my feet hurt, like they had the last visit. She did some looking and squeezing of feet and legs. She told me to wear compression stockings and keep some measurements before and after wearing and to take that info to my primary physician because she thinks I have lymphedema. I was to rest, ice my feet 3 times, and wear the compression stockings.
And the left foot is going to the podiatrist. Something about a "pimple around a nerve?""" If I were a teenager, I'd squish it and be done with it.
So Day 4 was pretty good. I found support hose and noticed a marked difference in how my feet and legs felt. I didn't get to as many goal activities as day 2, but I was very tired and went to bed early and got a great night's sleep.
Now Sunday, Day 5. I walked my morning route, 1.2 miles with support hose and shorts and sneakers. Took me an hour, but I did it. I spent about 3 hours in the kitchen preparing meals, etc. and I'm ready for bed again. And that's okay with me. If my body needs more rest right now, it sure is helping me with the sleep challenge!!
I tried the harp practice Thursday evening as the first thing in my getting ready for bed routine and it was wonderful. I slept like a log.
I'm going to work tonight on a "sleepy time" playlist!!
What songs would you include in your before bedtime playlist?