Day 19 of working again, Friday - not quite enough sleep?
Sleep: Well after only 30’ yesterday afternoon, I again only got 8h45 tonight, so 9h15, bc I got up a bit earlier again so it can fall into the new rhythm easier, if it is able to at all. Felt squeamy & hungry from about 4 on, a hot water bottle helped, I think it’s the gut, and it’s relieved now. Or is it from sleeping less? Or rainy weather? - but I can’t influence that (much*) anyway (* by changing tricks). At least today is warm shower day, to not spoil yesterday’s trigger pointing.
Work: Yesterday I got a letter saying I’ll have to get checked by my public health officer if I really am fit for work, seeing as my rehab-doc has put/left the rehab down on 40% for further 3 months. He’s always been on my side, but I need to give him good ideas how he explain to my employer why he doesn’t have to doubt my fitness. To gain time I will this time not contact him myself, like I did the last 2 times, maybe he’ll do something similar, who knows. Then I will argue that I’m now feeling much better now altho working more, than in Nov/Dec when I had to go to work more, first due to home office and not having to wear a mask, 2nd because I had more energy via more sleep over the break, which I’m managing to harness now, also via sleep, treatments and tricks. Now I just need more time for new treatments to work, and to play for time for mask-time to be reduced or removed, plus the summer-warmth, plus cryotherapy helping more in the summer, plus 3-4 new treatments helping more. Also I’m thinking I could find a way to work differently, using the experience of home office: Talking a lot less at work. I’ve done that once before, because the people I was talking could concentrate better, so I have a repertoire of techniques from the past. Also quite a few people prefer not talking so much, it’s just hard to get the Schnabbelschnuten to keep their mouths shut (can’t find a translation for that cute one ), but as I said I know how to do that.
Nap: Nap-length & deepness cd be influenced by what time I start and what I do before. Wednesday I slept long, it was 1. when later it was shorter. And I do get tired by 1, like @Polkadotbeans_fibro. But now, after table tennis I’m tired too, let’s see, altho it’s 4! - yup, over an hour, that seems fitting. Didn’t feel like sleep, but I felt better for it and was feverish-tired before. Perhaps I should take a nap every time I feel feverish, seeing as that traditionally has meant I am tired…?
Activities: Yesterday worked out well: Rain called table tennis and grandchild off (again didn’t manage workout instead ), the doc’s office was too full, so I’m checking there every day now (3 mins. to get there). So everything worked out well and I cd develop a few new ideas for work.
Table tennis: Won 6:2, Ache after the 7th game. Let’s see what a nap will do.
Treatment: Realized that leaving my laptop at home helps darting to the bus if nec. And I always have enough to do in my pda, bc I (can) usually ignore it now, self-discipline for the important things is working, and this blog helps too. Also just realized that doing my out-in-twist also works great before going up any stairs. Ozone was OK, took a bit long, but no problem. Took the time till the next bus to have a chat with another patient who had asked the medic if sore eyes and dry mouth can come from meds - she meant blood pressure meds, it turns out - which made me think about how to reduce my 5 cardiovascular meds more and that at least I have less headaches now I’ve one pill less. I told her about sicca & that I think my blood pressure meds aren’t a problem. Just looked up that beta blocker and ACE-inhibitors do. As far as I can see, mine can be combined with the latter, but aren’t them themselves. However, one of mine, lercanidipine, can cause a lot, of which I have tiredness, diarrhea, gut problems, muscle pain, more urine, exhaustibility (and the occasional headache), whilst the other is OK. Enough having to take a statine, I want out… I think I’m gonna take the herbal one I’ve got again (roseroot) and try to take it down further, so I can get away from more of 'em…
Tricks, no: Hacks Difficulty sitting at the table did the cat/cow-back exercise: All others are still working fabulously, esp. the Simultaneous Double (Leg) Twist (as said above: helps before going up stairs). (My mother does yoga, but doesn’t know this as a yoga exercise.) Just realized what I do to decrease p-pain is the cat exercise (rounding back).