Day 21, Sunday (Day 7 of Week 3 Working 40%)
1:30 Moaning & groaning in sleep, “ill”/fluey, Ache. My wife woke me up; I thought I’d been awake; pity that she heard it; she’d tried to stay with me for a change, till then.
Stayed up a bit, 40 mins (cool air), then hot water bottle (for wrists (esp. right), arms, lower back, middle thighs (left) and overall comfort) 5:30 again as breath-holding & cold wash/shower hadn’t helped that much. Cold doesn’t feel right if I feel very fluey, I tried it out and it did help a bit for a short while all the same, but I’m not sure if it let me go to the stores longer, which was too much in the long run? Perhaps feeling very Fluey means shorten to 1 store, 20 mins, if at all, and use heat instead of cold?
Cold weather (a bit above freezing point)
Activities: Table tennis
Overview of the 3 weeks of working at 40%:
Day 1 “Ill” till acupressure
Day 2 OK
Day 3 Achy up to 3/4. Overdoing granddaughter & her mum 3h, plus cycling, after 4x table tennis.
Day 4 Achy up to 2/3, altho hard.
Day 5 Good
Day 6 Ill-Ache 2-5 (Bed much too late! Overdid table tennis)
Day 7 Ache 2/3
Day 8 OK, esp. after acupressure
Day 9 OK, dentist.
Day 10 Strangely normal, suddenly knackered, overdoing (belated backlash of dentist?)
Day 11 tough: Work & getting up, and Yucky at night (dentist?) No table tennis!
Day 12 Ache 6, No table tennis!
Day 13 Energy, but overdid activities (table tennis plus supermarket), Carols & Lessons. Weary.
Day 14 Looked bad, shaky, careful, better after table tennis & cop chase (but not sustainable, Day 13, 15 & 16 all the same kind of weariness, after big Ache, maybe all from the dentist.)
Day 15 Weary till acupressure
Day 16 Weak
Day 17 Good Why Good sleep, but that was Day 15 too. Praps acupressure needed time to work (didn’t overdo table tennis: 3 games, plus granddaughter: 2h, plus 2x30mins slow cycling).
Day 18 Energy, altho hard work day. bed much too late!
Day 19 Energy, weak, ache, work stressy. From Bedtime Day 18?
Day 20 OK went bad: weak and Achy 5. From Bedtime Day 18? Again bedtime too late.
Day 21 Somehow not good, not much energy, not much appetite, sort of ‘ill’.
40% work: 6 good, 12 half-bad, 2 bad = 40% bad again, or 70% not-good.
20% work: 40% bad days, 68% not-good. Roughly the same.
0% work: Not sure. Table tennis 6 with breaks was sometimes possible. Colder now. Quite a bit has changed, I’ve improved/coped with so much. I don’t think it was noticeably better then.
Hope is near:
dentist (praps 6 days this time, after half a day OK, praps because of being careful)
Remain careful, but cold & breath-holding before, could remain till 2x acupressure.
Even if I know I could praps get 9h of sleep and the acupressurist says it’s OK once in a while, going to bed at 12 is much too late, 11:30 much too late 10:30 much too late, 10 too late for me, also I need to prepare for dentist next week and working more and earlier for January (and Thursdays anyway) : Go to bed at 9
Overdoing by chaining medium activities without breaks
: Only one activity per day additionally to table tennis, best with a break (but Day 17 was OK without a break, praps because I shortened both and took it easy)
Prioritize more again. All very well that I’ve been fibro-reading a lot and paying off my mail-debts for hours a day, but that’s enough for now, none of this is important enough.
New Acupressure-trick: Stimulate both whole body Meridian lines after showering.
Old trick: Activate the weary-leg points more, 2-3x a day.
Even older trick: Activate Cortisol point in the ears for more energy.
Tell acupressurist the joint and thigh pains have come back/got a bit worse at the moment.
Not very good at all today - stiff, ill-feeling, achey. No sense in anything except resting? Praps the cortisol point cd’ve helped, the vertical meridian only did a bit.
Managed 4x table tennis very leisurely, took my bike for our walk so my wife could walk faster, but nothing much else, 2 zoom-services with half an ear & eye.
Except rounding up a demo of the Bella-song, no idea what my singing teacher will say, my wife thinks it’s “very particular” - but then so is Bella… and me too.
Dunno what to make of lockdown from Wednesday on, made me nervous first, but first chance of home office, might be OK or even good…
Bed early now!