A Whole New Me
Thursday, June 27, 2013
At least it almost felt that way today.
After the mega-dose of day 1 of prednisone taken last night (3 @ dinner, 3 a few hours later, as opposed to spread out all day with each meal and bedtime!), it seems to have TREMENDOUSLY reduced the inflammation - almost just 'overnight'!!! Of course, also still took a flexeril last night, and Tylenol 2x so far today.
I was walking erect today! & mostly pain-free depending on how I moved/stretched/turned. I just felt almost brand new by comparison to Sunday night thru yesterday evening!
So glad I followed my own advice (thru the mouths of half of my coworkers) and went to urgent care. I guess I should have gone Tuesday night, but was hoping one more night with flexeril was going to do the trick.
So... feeling as good as I do... what do I do but get stuck at work making it about an 11.75 hour day! More than made up for being slow moving and late yesterday and this morning! But now... I feel so good, but know I still need to take it easy.
I think what I'm going to do... after 3 full days of total inactivity (was basically crippled, after all). I'm going to go 'gently' ride on hubby's recumbent bike in the den... tablet in-hand (Kindle app - back to Dresden series), and new phone streaming music thru my portable stereo speakers. I'm NOT going to go full force, but feel I need to do SOMETHING or I'm really going to be set back. & honestly, even tho' it ranks as a decent calorie burn in a recent SP article I read, I'm NOT going to go 'full force' or even 'half assed'... I'm just going to 'cruise along' on a 'joy ride'! & yup, I will stop if I feel any discomfort whatsoever. (will remember to bring a nice throw pillow to add a lil' cushion for da tush!)
So, what do YOU feel good about today?!?!? (remember, side effects of "inappropriate happiness" are NOT necessarily a bad thing - they were sure fun to discuss at work all day!)