Monday, December 30, 2013
Took a bit of a spill on the ice this morning when I was walking the dog. We did our 6 mile route, and we had almost made it home when I found a patch of black ice and went down. Thank goodness I didn't fall on Cooper! That is one of my biggest fears during the Winter... that I will slip and fall on the dog. I jammed my right elbow, wrenched my left knee and something is off with my hips now, but we are still walking. The dog has to go out and do his business no matter how I feel. I am a bit more cautious.
Saw my psychiatrist today. We talked about possibly increasing my medication as my symptoms have been more pronounced lately. I asked if we could hold off until my next appointment. I find that when I am more active that my symptoms are more manageable. So, I am going to see if I can manage this through exercise. Besides, the medication has a sedating effect that I don't particularly like. This is a pretty major change in my perspective. Before I started changing my life I would have automatically opted to go with a med increase. Now I want to see if I can manage things without medication. Changing my behavior has a direct effect on my health. Who knew? LOL!!