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Pacing Plan

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Well....last I blogged I was very discouraged. I had just visited my Allergy & Asthma doctor -- new to me -- and learned that my inflammation was out of control emoticon . I have a lot to learn about this, and how to heal, as well as how to manage the asthma long-term.

Days before that, I had had my yearly colonoscopy, and my doctor had taken out EIGHT polyps, none of which were cancerous ....otherwise I am pretty sure I would have received a "get in here sooner" phone call from the doctor regarding my follow-up. But she had to have me watch for bleeding and take it easy that week.

I had also *thought* that my thyroid numbers were close to correct. They were / are not. And, when my thyroid runs fast enough to give me a heart attack, my body has an instinctual response to shut down, to sleep. I progressed since then to 'just' a kind of physical bipolar reaction.

My hunger was also out of control from my thyroid racing.

My exhaustion, in those circumstances, made sense. At the same time, I'm REALLY sick of being sick.

It's a bit obvious that I needed emotional support (contextually) more than any facts (except facts about inflammation of the lungs are helpful to learn more and heal).

For the part of life that I can control, in terms of exercise: I have kept a cycle of:
get back to exercise at 1-2 hours at a time; crash for a day; repeat....up until this week.

This week, here in the northeast, we've had outdoor temps below zero, even before windchill. So I didn't go hiking, and I went to the gym. I have been using the equipment, getting about 200 calories burned per visit, rather than my 1,000+ on outings. So, the bitter cold seems to be training me into better habits / I'm responding to my body and the weather in more sensible ways....finally. Now I don't want this weather to keep up. I do want to stick with this as a healthy pattern until I can add on exercise at a reasonable level. ....Let's say... do this for 2 weeks at this pace~?
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    Thank you so much Marjorie! Your support means a lot!
    1969 days ago
    Hope you start feeling better soon.
    1969 days ago
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