Well, okay, so I’ve been attempting (again) to regulate my sleeps. It is one thing to go to bed at a regular time, but it also helps to set the alarm clock to wake up at a regular time. It doesn’t always work — I woke a couple hours early this morning — but it feels like I am moving toward my goal of a regular bedtime, adequate sleep, and regular waking time.
Yesterday I made the suggested appointment for a consultation with the surgeon. I’ll see him on Tuesday to decide what to do about the hernia.
The neuropathy in my back was flaring up a lot yesterday afternoon/evening. My regular doctor said it was unusual for neuropathy to spread to the back, more often it spreads around the front of the torso. Yippeee! I’m not normal! LOL The weird thing about peripheral neuropathy (peripheral, meaning it isn’t derived from the nerve connections in the brain or spinal column, but other nerve endings around the body) is that it can cause numbness or prickly painful pin-pricky sensations, but when the doctor does a pin-prick test to determine sensation, I can’t feel the pin-pricks. I also don’t feel the lancet pricks when I do my regular finger-sticks for glucose testing on some of my fingers.
I know (or strongly suspect) that the neuropathy in my feet and hands is a consequence of the uncontrolled diabetes as it was last year. But now that I’ve been working on that, and my A1c is lower, I’m surprised the neuropathy is spreading. I may need to explore increasing the gabapentin dose and see if that helps to slow the progress of the neuropathy.
But other than the neuropathy, and the hernia, the rest of me is feeling actually quite good. And the hernia doesn’t really ‘hurt’ as much as being a bit of a nuisance that I want fixed before it does start to hurt.
Today will be a somewhat busy day, with some dyeing and some more yarn preps for other dyeing.