Monday, May 23, 2011
I'm feeling a whole lot better now with the new medication I'm on, not quite so weary and lethargic, and my sciatica has almost gone too.
So DH and I decided to go walking yesterday. We walk and bird watch a lot...or rather, we did until my silly liver started playing up, and we've missed it.
We discussed what I thought I would be able to do and chose to walk part of the Centenary Way which is over a pretty flat and very scenic part of Yorkshire.
We decided to see how I went and to park the car near the middle of the walk then head off in one direction before coming back to the car, if I couldn't do any more - all well and good, if I could we'd go in the other direction and then back to the car again. We wouldn't do it all as it's a long walk with hills further on, we'd just do the flat part...and I did it, both ways!
I was pretty slow towards the end and very glad to sit down when we got back to the car. It was quite windy and took your breath away when we had to face it on the return but the second part was more sheltered behind trees.
I'm glad I did it, I slept like a log last night and this morning I feel rejuvenated...tired, lethargic but rejuvenated and no sciatic pain to speak of except a little twinge near the back of my thigh.
It's raised my hopes that I can go on an Historic Town Trail on Thursday, in the medieval town of Beverley, which I'd been planning with a friend...all being well and with fingers crossed, I'll manage it.
Walking the walk...
Walking the walk.
Talking the talk.
Enjoying a beautiful day.
Watching the scenery.
Delight in the greenery.
Enjoy the Centenary Way.
Feeling the burn.
A lesson to learn.
Muscles are tight but...hey!
I've enjoyed my walking.
I've enjoyed my talkng.
Though it's left me lethargic today!!
Monday, May 16, 2011
My new medication seems to have kicked in now and I'm not feeling so 'twitchy'...lol...still tired and the sciatica hasn't gone yet though it is much better.
DH worked hard yesterday, re-lining his pond that the bad winter weather affected. It's a job and a half really, removing all the fish and plants and pumping out the water before taking the old liner out and putting in the new one. I helped where I could but didn't push myself too much. I passed things, cleaned things, split and repotted plants, made drinks and generally got in the way...lol...I enjoyed it and slept really well last night, nine hours, the most I've had in a long while.
This morning I'm going to make some butternut squash, carrot and onion soup...then I'll probably need a little rest...lol...even though I'll sit down to chop!
This afternoon I'm being picked up by friends to go to a nearby village Church flower festival. It's called 'Hats Galore' and each display will contain hats and a flower arrangement to compliment it. There'll be refreshments in the vestry, a chance to catch up with people and I'm really looking forward to it.
We emptied the pond water over the lawn and flower beds as we've had no rain in eight weeks, this cheeky chappie really enjoyed poking in the wet ground and found lots of tasty titbits.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Lethargy...a good strong word, it sounds like it could be important doesn't it?
But the dictionary defines it as meaning torpid and apathetic, lack of interest and energy, sluggish, benumbed, stupified, dull...
Well, I'm all those!
I didn't have a good day yesterday, health wise that is, not foodwise.
I counted and tracked everything but towards mid afternoon began feeling very lethargic and kept nodding off so yesterday I was under my calories.
I ended up not eating much at teatime and was in bed at nine pm but only slept fitfully. I laid in a bit this morning but I don't feel a whole lot better today though I have had a good breakfast...I've only been up a couple of hours and have already nodded off twice...lol...it's gonna be one of them days!
It's some new medication I'm on...which is beginning to kick in...that coupled with a liver dysfunction and an immune system problem but it is getting better. I've also had severe sciatica for about a month now though those symptoms have eased a lot.
The lethargy is definitely better than it was...only some days now, not all of them and sometimes not all day either.
I do feel as if I'm on the mend even though it might not sound like it.
I've started tracking my food again, got back to eating more nice fresh fruit and vegetables and I've always been good with my water intake so as I begin to feel more alert I also hope to shift some pounds.
I CAN do it
Monday, May 09, 2011
I got weighed this morning.
There's nothing new in that but it's something I haven't done for a while.
I was surprised, pleasantly surprised actually, to find I'd gained fourteen pounds!!
Yes, that's right fourteen pounds...lol...I know what you're thinking!!
But I say pleasantly surprised as I thought it would have been a lot more!
I suppose I should feel disgusted with myself, but I can't.
For one thing I haven't the energy!
I've had a bad few weeks with health problems, limited exercise and new medication to contend with and when it's coupled with a lack of will power...well! what can I say...it just happened.
I'm not going to beat myself up about it, what's done is done and there's nothing I can change about that.
But this morning I've decided 'that's it'.
There'll be no more shilly-shallying about and I'll get stuck in there!
So, once again, I'm back!
I've amended my ticker accordingly and I'm back in the game.
I can do it!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
We can't win can we?
Remember all that snow, ice and frost which waterlogged all our gardens when it defrosted...we all said we don't need any more rain, but down it came!
That was back through February, since then...nothing!
It's been quite breezy and sometimes chilly lately, even overnight frosts and we've also had some good helpings of sunshine, but we've had no rain to speak of.
The weather men are saying it's been the driest March for fifty years and it's continued into April. Still no rain predicted for the coming week so we're having to water the garden night and morning.
The farmers are wishing it would rain as they've had nothing much except the odd light shower since the crops were planted which doesn't bode well for a good harvest.
I was speaking to one garrulous old boy the other day, praising the glorious weather...lol...I can't repeat what he called it, it certainly wasn't glorious!!
The spring flowers are very pretty but aren't lasting long, some are all leaf and no flower, and the trees are still pretty bare of leaf though the hedges seem to be greening up.
I planted all my seeds about a week ago, they germinated quickly and already they're right for pricking out into their next pots.
I've just spent a very enjoyable morning sitting in the sunshine underneath the beautiful blossoms of my Cheals weeping cherry and potted on around two hundred seedlings which I've loaded back into the greenhouse....still more to do!
They're flowers mostly, for my patio tubs, and veggie seedlings for the garden but none will be planted out until late May after all risk of frost has gone.
Part of a bough laden with blossom on my Cheals weeping cherry
Just a few of around two hundred seedlings I've pricked out this morning...these are french marigold 'tiger's eye'.
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