Monday, December 20, 2010
Well, yesterday was somewhat of a "Roseanne Rosannadanna" day for me, remember that Gilda Radner character from Saturday Night Live? I finally got my stomach pain under control when my sciatica pain kicked in. Had to take my pain pills a couple of times yesterday which made me feel kind of sleepy and dopey all the rest of the day. Like Roseanne Roseanna Danna says, "It's always something!" Except for the laundry, didn't really get much done. I did squeeze in a short and gentle workout with the stability ball.
I went to bed before 10pm last night, and still had a hard time getting out of bed at 7:30am. But I had plans to meet a friend for breakfast so I made myself get up. Once I got up and got moving I felt ok. We met at Big Boy; I chose the most GP (gastroparesis) breakfast I could find on the menu; eggs, toast, hash browns, and choice of meat; I chose the ham. I am only supposed to be eating 6 oz. at a time, which is hard when you are eating out and it's all on your plate, but I just ate the eggs, 1 piece of toast, half of the ham, and about 1/3 of the potatoes, and brought the rest home with me. It was hard not to keep eating til my plate was empty, but I felt good about my self control; for me, it's not about the calories anymore, it's if I fill my stomach too full, I have pain.
I went for my groceries after that, the store was busy! I guess everyone is stocking up for their Christmas celebrations this weekend. I'm glad I went today and didn't wait til later in the week. Unless I need to fill a prescription, I won't need to go into a store until after Christmas.
Neighbor Cat was back this morning too; still can't get her to go into the little house, but she poked her head in again today. After I came home from the store I put some cat treats outside of it, and in a little trail going inside of it. Maybe that way she will decide to go in on her own.
It got up to 28°F today, sunny and no wind, so I got out for a 15 minute walk. My hip was hurting by the time I got back home and I had to take a pain pill, but it was good to get out and get some fresh air.