Thursday, February 14, 2013
I feel much better today after following my pain plan yesterday. I did fairly slow exercise for 2 hours and just barely broke a sweat when I was finished. The exercise did help my headache recovery. I know that I looked like I was exercising hard to others, but I was at level 5 or below the whole time I was riding the bike. When I walked on the treadmill, I kept the speed at 2.6 or below for an average of a 24 minute mile. For me, that is taking it slow. Since I can't feel certain types of pain until it's too late, I have to use external controls such as the clock or exercise equipment speeds to keep me from hurting myself. I also have to make sure that I warm up and cool down sufficiently to avoid injury. I did both today.
I stopped and picked up a prescription and purchased some fruit at the grocery store and then arrived home. My cell phone rang and it was my neurologist's office. My neurologist wants me to take my medication 3 times a day until my shoulder is fixed. I had started getting migraines from the referred pain from my shoulder. We will review my plan in August, once we know how to treat my shoulder. So far today, the new treatment has really helped both my headache and shoulder spasms. Because of that, I would have to say it was a good day.
I'm wishing everyone a happy Valentine's Day! It is a great day to tell your family and friends that you love them!