Monday, January 14, 2013
I can tell that I feel much better, I'm so bored. There's too much to do around the house still but I just don't have the energy to do it yet.
Today was my first time outside since January 5th. My son drove me to the pharmacy to get my migraine meds and then to the grocery store. I got the ingredients for a nice chicken noodle soup and part of the ingredients to make a vegetable beef soup. They were out of fresh bread so we went to the Dollar General Store and I got the rest of the ingredients for chili.
In case you're wondering we have a very small local store and the selection and pricing sucks big time. A lot of use use the Dollar stores like grocery stores around here. It works until you can get to town and a lot of stuff is cheaper than at Wal-Mart or Kroger (our grocery options besides Sams' Club) if we venture out 30+ miles. Today I didn't think I should.
Any rate, I made the chicken noodle soup and we enjoyed nice hot bowls of it for supper. Felt good on this dreary cold day. I sent my Aunt a nice container of the soup so she could enjoy it too.
Tonight's shower and washing my hair felt like heaven. The last few times I've almost passed out taking one so this was so wonderful feeling.
My son reminds me that I overextended myself way too much starting back mid December so I need to get good and rested up. Too much to do, too much stress and screwball weather aren't the best. That combined with the choking episode where I bashed my back continually against the wall until I could breathe, then crashing to the floor on Dec 26th trying to help my dog with that bad leg cramp and then falling Jan 5th. My body can't take that kind of abuse any more. It's slower in healing itself. Let's face it, I'm feeling my age more this year.
As my pharmacist said "we need it to get cold and stay cold to kill all the germs" and she's right. Last winter was very warm. At least we've had some snow and colder temps but it's supposed to warm up again - hopefully not to 70 degrees and then cool off. As bad as I hate the cold we need it for a while to clear out all the germs.
Reassessment on what my body can now handle is needed. Maybe I've been pushing myself too much with everything else? I don't know, I just know I need to heal up inside and out, mentally and physically.
I haven't given up the goals though. No no no...I'm just going to have to make sure that I can safely do things. Getting up off the floor for any reason is not worth the pain and agony. I would have thought 75+ pounds smaller would have made it easier. Nope. Actually it was harder on me than ever. That's going to require some thinking. I've had problems since 1981 getting up off the floor - knee problems. Now I'm older, have arthritis in just about every joint, add to that fibromyalgia. Any thoughts anyone?