Perfectly overcast day for sharing some random thoughts. This medicine sucks, as if I wasn't already tired I am now more tired! At the lowest dosages I can't imagine how I'll feel if they decide to up it. At least it will be the end of May before I have my next appointment. As a busy mom....I'm frustrated to say the least. We bought a blood pressure monitor to keep track of my blood pressure and pulse throughout the day.
Of course Owen is picture perfect each time he sees the camera in my hand....he quickly sat down and looked up at me when I picked my camera up this morning, lol. Love my fur babies....
So in making smarter choices I have been filling up a large cup we got when we went to the Virginia aquarium. I guess it's about 32 ounces and I refill it a few times a day. I've always been good with drinking water but been trying to get in even more.
This past Tuesday I went power walking with my friend Lori, first time since starting the medicine...determined to push through my tiredness. We have always walked about 2 hours each time we meet up. Jerry warned me to start out slow with it....well we got about an hours walk in and I have to say I was completely wiped out for the rest of the day. Thanks meds. would you adjust already! I'm used to working out every day and now I have to ease back in and listen to my body's signals....that's hard for me because I don't slow down well at all. In fact I get a little cranky and frustrated when someone tells me I can't do something....then I want to prove them wrong!
Jerry insists I make more "down" time until my heart evens out with it's function. I have always kept a written journal since I was in elementary school and I bought a lovely Vera Bradley planner that had sat on my desk for awhile. I decided to put it to good use and I've always loved to write....so I've been recoding my thoughts, blood pressure readings, and how I feel in there. It helps....
I have my Project Life scrap booking stuff spread out on the dining room table and sit and work on it as I feel up to it. Recording memories of good times always is encouraging.
I absolutely love to read and my neighbor Julia lent me this book to read and I am about 1/2 way through. It's really good. I feel reading is so wonderful for letting us escape the realities of real life some days. We all need that journey every once in awhile. :-) I'm always look for good recommendations so if you have any please leave them in the comment area or email me. Thanks!
So I'm taking it day by day and adjusting the best I know how. Planning healthy meals and trying to rest when I have the opportunity. College work is still keeping me busy as well as running a household, running errands and volunteering at the girl's school. I was there yesterday in Kathleen's room and she was so excited to have me there. I love that my little first grader had no problem running up to me and giving me a big hug and kiss when I arrived. I will cherish that because I know entering Hayley's classroom in 6th grade that is not likely to happen, lol! These moments....they are what I live for..... :-)
"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first" ---William Shakespeare
"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances"