Friday, April 30, 2010
Sleep was very restless and I had pain most of the night, mostly the knees and even hips. I kept rolling over and walking around a few minutes at a time because I was so stiff. When I was sleeping I kept having dreams about being unwell and wondering about going to work and being late for work, etc. I hope I sleep better tonight. I plan to go to the whirlpool andswimming pool this evening. I went swimming on Wednesday but didn't make it on Thursday as I had planned and I am sure that would have helped.
My walking speed has been reduced to about 2 miles per hour and I am unsteady on my feet. I definitely am going to lighten my purse and use my cane today (which I really don't want to do, but for today I will). Have to wait 12 days to see the vascular surgeon for ultrasound.
My job went better the last couple days and I was able to do the new "quota" and hopefully that won't be an added stressor for awhile.
I am supposed to keep my legs elevated while working on the computer but that has been hard on my back. I am holding off getting ergonomic evaluation until I see the vascular doctor as he may have some suggestions.
In the meantime I need to be deligent about exercising to keep the blood moving as best as I can.