Day 6...

Day 6

The Dr told me I wouldn't really feel the effects of the meds for about 5 days....today is day 6 and I have to say....I feel really good today. I cleaned like a mad woman..although I must remember to wear gloves cuz bleach/cleaners and eczema covered fingers DON'T mix! ouch. I had a couple of days of feeling groggy...specially in the morning. I am sleeping better and it almost feels as if I am getting too much sleep...is that even possible? but once I am up and at'em I don't feel groggy anymore and am ready to start the day. I actually can't believe how much energy I had today....I haven't had this kind of energy for years.

It's all a strange thing for me still. For me, admitting that I was not coping and depressed felt like some kind of failure to me. Like I should be some kind of emotional superwoman and face all that life has thrown at me with a smile and super sized shoulders! Crazy in theory but a deeply rooted belief.

I have made myself small daily goals....and I am pleased to say that my first goal...tucking the girls into bed...and was my highest priority... I am doing that again. This may seem strange but for the past 3 years now I couldn't bring myself to get up off the couch and tuck them in......so simple and even surprises me still at the lack of energy I have been dealing with for so long. The other is to go for a walk a couple of times a week...which I am also achieving...and want to build up to every day! I also am planning on joining a gym and the thought is not making me want to crawl into the fetal position!!

I have to say that if this is the result of the meds and I can only assume that it is, then I am SO glad I am on them! and I can't believe I waited 3 years to do something about it!

2 comments:

Patti said...

I'm so glad that you're feeling better. It is so hard when the stresses become something that is too much to bear.

Cheering you on and praying for you all.

Lots of love.

Shash said...

I went to a health seminar on Saturday, put on by a group called href="http://www.maximizedliving.com">Maximized Living. The dr who spoke had us do "serge training" it seemed so simple but I felt soooo exhausted afterwards.

it's 2 minutes every other day.

you run on the spot, as fast as you can, for 20 seconds and then rest for 20 seconds and run again as fast as you can for 20 seconds and then rest for 20 seconds.

you gradually increase it a minute at a time each week.

This isn't the group I'm involved with but he talks about Surge Training: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Do-Surge-Training

Everything I read says it promises to work off the weight.

Another thing was walking at least 30 minutes. I have a walking women's group I'm joining, we walk for 30 minutes (right now, in a mall cause of the -19c weather out). Others treadmill it and text us their results. It is good because it's a support system!

You're doing well La, recognizing where our limitations are is important. It's not defeat, it's taking care of ourselves at all costs.