Sunday, March 13, 2011
Today my DH and I walked over to Target because I read in Secrets of Success about Target's Archer Farms High Protein Cinnamon Cereal and wanted to buy some. Alas, they had none. As we walked around the store we made our way to the electronics department and I started looking at the Wii games.
They had a title called "new u Mind Body Yoga and Pilates Workout" for $19.99. My DH bought it for me. I have been doing the Wii Fit Plus Yoga and I think I'm ready to take it up a notch, so we'll see how I like this.
I have an old friend who is taking classes to become a certified personal trainer. I asked him if he would come up with a workout for me, and he volunteered to train me. Another alas, I feel I may have been premature in contacting him given the frequency of my migraines lately. I really don't feel well today, but have stuggled mightily to make it through. That's why we did nothing more challenging than a walk. I can't decide if I should do the yoga routine that I'm already used to or challenge myself tomorrow with the "new u." I guess it will all depend on how I'm feeling when I wake up tomorrow.
I did cook a really, nice, healthy lunch today that Gary and I both enjoyed. It was a light shrimp scampi linguini made with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, wine, cherry tomatoes, spinach, parsley, shrimp, red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese. I got the recipe out of last month's Prevention magazine. If I get ambitious, I will add it to Spark Recipes.
Oh, well...the laundry is ready to get out of the dryer and then it will be time to just rest and try to get to bed early so I can get up at 6:00 tomorrow morning and get adjusted to DST.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This is my second day home from the hospital and I am still wiped out from being in extreme pain for so many days. Yesterday I didn't even get out of my pajamas. I just moved from the bed to the couch and watched TV. My husband usualyy comes home for lunch and I make something for him. Yesterday he made lunch for me.
I have an appointment with my primary care doctor in order to try to avoid something like this from happening all over again. However, I am not entirely optimistic.
The real bummer is that I was making such stides with my exercise regimen and, now that this is the 6th day I am laying off, I feel I have had a real setback. To add insult to injury I have gained several pounds from the inactivity and emotional eating. I know the setback is just temporary and the Spark philosophy is one step back and two steps forward, but I find little comfort in that at the moment.
I am laying off the physical therapy because I felt it was contributing to my migraines. I would awaken with a migraine every morning following a PT session. It's a viscious circle. How am I going to gat better without going to physical therapy because I have so many joint and soft tissue issues in my head, neck, shoulders and back? Yet how am I supposed to cope with PT triggering a migraine twice a week?
At the moment I just feel like taking a nap, so I think that's what I am going to do...along with hoping I have some energy tomorrow.
I wish to thank everyone who gave me the emotional support I sorely needed when I was in the hospital. I would have gone nuts and been so lonely otherwise. I'd also like to thank everyone for their prayers. One day, in God's own time, this burden will be lifted.
Monday, March 07, 2011
I have been battling my current migraine since 6:00 Friday morning. It has taken a trip to two different ERs and a three day hospitalization for the medical pros to finally give me Nubain as I had asked for in the first place. Sine my pain is so intense and has been going on for so long, I am going to need a second dose to entirely rid me of the migraine. The docs want me to stay another night to keep ah eye on me and be sure the migraine is gone.
I think I've figured out why they call one who sees a doctor a "patient." It's because that is what you have to be in situations like this. I can tell you my patience as a patient is wearing thin.
I feel like I am in prison and can't wait to be on the outside to start living again. My body is craving exercise, I want good healthy food, and I miss DH, my kitties, and my nice comfortable bed. I hate hospitals.
I reply can't figure out why they wouldn't give me the Nubain in the first place. Now it has me concerned that I may run into additional problems getting it from my primary care doc in the future. I shouldn't worry about it and keep myself focused on just one day at a time.
My doctor from the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago suggested that I ditch physical therapy for a few weeks to see if I can stop this downward spiral I am in. This is because I kept getting a migraine the day after I had PT.
Still I wonder, why, oh why, I had to endure so much pain for so long?
I wish to thank everyone that held a good thought and prayed for me. I love my Spark family.
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