Since I am finally starting to feel a little bit better I believe that I really need to focus on exercising again… And of course dieting because so far I’ve been on the Swank diet for several months and I don’t feel any different,I have just lost a bunch of weight… That has to change!
So I want to start physical therapy back up because I have not used my legs in so long that they just don’t seem to do what I want them to do at all even though I can tell that the strength is there.The steroids helped a lot but it will be up to me to continue my healing process which of course means not only maintaining my medication regimen, but finding a good diet, exercising, and most importantly, maintaining a healthy positive attitude! Nothing happens overnight but I am trying!
I tried calling my doctor this morning about getting into physical therapy again but I didn’t get a hold of anyone so I just left a message, we will see where that goes, but for now I will just have to do what I can do from home with what materials I have from rehab.
I at least have been doing pretty well waking up on time, maybe because I set up an alarm clock that can only be shut off if you answer a math problem correctly, no snoozing here! I still feel really tired throughout the day but it’s way different than the kind of tired you feel when you have overslept so now I’m trying to figure out how to deal with this “normal fatigue”… I think I just need to stay busy because I’m always in front of the stupid computer!
I’ve mentioned this before but I’ve been thinking about it a lot more lately, I don’t want MS to become my identity, but at the same time, I do not know who I am anymore. I need to start doing things for me, things that I enjoy, things that will help me escape the world of MS for just a bit… Not that I will be any less dedicated I should add. I need to try to start writing my novel again, try to take more pictures, and whatever else it was that I used to do before my diagnosis.
Again, I have a lot of change coming my way and I’m not sure how to go about this properly, but I’m trying, it will take time but I will figure this out.
Man I am so hungry! I think it’s time to go find something to eat!