Yesterday I got a “lot” of exercising done. First I did 30 minutes on the recumbent bike. Then I did 10 minutes on the elliptical which I decided to move into my room because I really want to step things up a bit in 2017 (no one else was using it). I still felt like I needed to just move so I went on a walk around the block. It felt nice to be outside without the sun melting my flesh but something I have been noticing for a while now is that sometimes when I walk my foot will skid across the floor. Not my toe like drop foot but the flat of my foot like I am not lifting it up high enough. I noticed this a lot on my walk so I have to figure out what is causing that. I think I remember something about that being due to a weak muscle but I can’t really remember. I also noticed just how poor my gate has become! I need to correct that… After that I still felt like I had to move so I decided to do some planks since it had been a while thanks to me having gotten sick. I was surprised to find that instead of tiring out at 1:30 minutes I did 2 minutes no problem which is far from impressive but definitely proof that I am experiencing progress which is motivating in itself! The one thing that has become clear is that if I push myself too hard I start feeling really dizzy so I have to watch for that…
Something that has been frustrating me lately is that I seem to be really clumsy (more than usual). My hands seem to just fumble around whether I am trying to manipulate something in my hand or type (I am just hitting so many more random keys lately). Even using the mouse! I find myself clicking all around something before I finally hit my target! What is going on? Is it a coordination issue or motor issue or what? I don’t know… but it’s frustrating. If it keeps up I’ll have to bring it up to my neurologist.
Speaking of my neurologist, I have been trying to get an appointment with him to either try something new to replace my Nuvigil or just get a refill but it’s been difficult. I am sick of this stuff but I feel trapped because it definitely lets me get my work done but the side effects just suck! I also started trying to taper off my Zoloft again starting at ½ my full dose on Saturday so this time I am going to go really slow so I don’t have any sort of discontinuation symptoms like last time. Wish me luck!
Well I have to go because what has become a major issue is our new dog needing so much attention. Not him actually wanting attention but I have to constantly check up on him to make sure he is not getting into trouble and making a mess! So I started giving him a “Kong” full of frozen peanut butter and that worked great at first but then our other dog wanted it and when she got it the puppy would start barking his head off! Hard to work through that! He also has decided that between 4:00am and 6:00am he wants to be let out to run around so be starts barking and wakes us all up… He has been such a handful so I am not sure what I am going to do… But yeah, time to let him outside so I will be posting soon! I am currently working on all my articles about symptoms and medications and all the good stuff that should be up in the menu at the top of my blog so I will probably be posting some of that soon.
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