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Doing better on Eating Plan, but Increased Anxiety

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Well, I have been eating better. Plus, doing well on my exercise. But, I have been feeling more anxious. The night before last was really bad. I couldn't sleep. My husband hurt his leg trying to climb on a chair. He skinned his chin really badly. He has poor circulation in his legs from CHF and COPD. Luckily, the bleeding wasn't too bad. But, he was in pain. I cleaned it and put triple antibiotic cream on it. He moaned and tossed and turned all night. I was so anxious that I couldn't stop rubbing and picking on my eczema. When I finally fell asleep, I had a dream I was taking care of a man with HIV. Then, all of a sudden I turned into the man with HIV. I had a missing leg and a sore foot that was bleeding profusely. When I looked down at it, it looked like a giant bed sore. I was in a lot of pain. I was limping with my bloody sore foot, all over looking for someone to help me bandage it. I woke up and my face was all red with 3 scratch marks.

I thought, wow, how could I let my anxiety get that intense? I had been doing good with the gratitude and the positive thinking. Well, I went to the gym with my headphones and relaxing music. I rode the recumbent bicycle. Then I did some weight machines. After a shower , I did some laps in the pool. Then, I got in the sauna, then the steam room, then the hot tub. Before I left I took a long steamy, shower. When I got home I felt so relaxed. I felt wonderful. I slept great.

I am going to have to monitor my anxiety more closely. Instead of letting it boil over.
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ME_HERE_NOW 11/16/2012 9:14PM

    nothing worse than a non-restful nite of sleep!! i had one last nite too, looking fwd to zonking out tonite, big time!! last nite i dreamed over and over again of the same thing - which also freaks sleeping me out - bad! :P

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MCJULIEO 11/14/2012 11:46AM

    Oh dear... I hope that things get better, or that you can get some deep sleep minus the dreams....

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IMPROVINGME 11/14/2012 12:29AM

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HIPPICHICK1 11/13/2012 9:00PM

    Wow! That is intense, sister. Sending you calming vibes and a suggestion that you have another place to go sleep when your man is tossing and turning. Sleep deprivation is awful.
I love that you took care of yourself with a huge "spa day" at the gym.
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MEADSBAY 11/13/2012 7:46PM

    I'm so sorry you are going through this-
but so proud that you did so many great healthy things to take care of yourself.
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VONBLACKBIRD 11/13/2012 1:15PM

    Hope things get better for you and your anxiety eases.

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BEBOP4ME 11/13/2012 12:29PM

    Good job taking care of yourself!

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SUGARSMOM2 11/13/2012 12:26PM

  you are upset when you sleep the feeling come to the surfacce .to allow them to be seen . dreams or rather nightmares .I hope that all is well by now . how is hubby doing ??

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MUNCHNIT 11/13/2012 12:26PM

    Hang in there! emoticon

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