So, I have continued to take my walks, though not religiously, and some days I spend on my feet doing other things around the house and I don’t walk over to Manor and up to Longview. Even so, I am moving about.
Yesterday I had a telehealth visit with my PCP, prompted by my concerns last week about my blood pressure. We also talked a lot about pain management, since he said chronic pain can increase blood pressure. He made some suggestions, put in a refill on a couple meds, and I told him at some point I want to get a nerve conduction test because it feels like the neuropathy is spreading and the tremors are getting more noticeable.
I had another bad night, mostly due to the pain in my right leg, from the hip on down. There is the joint pain in the hip and the knee, plus the pain in the hip-supporting muscles, and some nerve pain causing shooting/burning pains all up and down my leg. Oddly, the different pains occur sometimes simultaneously, sometimes separately. But no matter — it seems worse at night when I am trying to sleep. When I’m awake and puttering around the house, I can usually power through and do the things that MUST be done, while leaving other tasks for another time.
I don’t know if anyone else tracks their health shit the way I do, but I need to start including more and more data in my log book. I started out (back in November) just tracking my finger-stick numbers and whatever I was eating. Now it’s a bunch more stuff that I need to track, like my b.p., my weight, pain levels, weather conditions, and so forth. Not every item on every day, but as things happen I want/need to log it. Someday, somehow, I want to see if there are patterns, so that I can anticipate problems or modify future behaviors/choices for better outcomes.
There are a couple things I need to do today, and some things that I’d like to do. We’ll see how much actually gets done. Fingers crossed.