Feeling pretty good today. It’s only 70ºF and 45% humidity, so tolerable. I had a somewhat better night last night than the night before, but still didn’t sleep through, and barely got about 5 hours. I did take an hour-and-a-half nap later in the morning, and then realized I’d done my insulin and eaten breakfast earlier but failed to take my morning meds, so the meds were slow to kick in.
I took my walk over to Manor and then up to Longview. It’s getting better. I didn’t have to stop and rest at all, but I could feel the burn in my leg muscles. I was focusing on lengthening my stride a bit, to increase range of motion in my hip, as well as trying to maintain a steady, rhythmic stride rather than starting/stopping on each leg. Having the rollator helps, as I can gently glide it forward instead of hopping along with the old walker. Nice. I just want to be able to walk like I once did, smooth and even, neither rushed nor halting along the way. I don’t need to race, but I do need to keep moving and would prefer to do so as gracefully as I used to.
So I made it back to the house, and now that I am sat down, both my hip and knee are scolding me. Dammit. But even so, it is getting better, however slowly it happens. It is only a 20-30 minute walk to the corner of Manor and Longview and back. I need to be able to stand and move about for at least an hour or longer in order to complete a regular dye session, or at least get through enough I can reach a reasonable pause point to rest as needed.
The clinic called this morning to schedule my eye exam, so that will happen on June 3. It’s been about two and a half years since my last eye exam and new glasses. Apparently the clinic is confident enough in their health-safety protocols they are scheduling appointments. Maybe by next fall things will be good enough to schedule my colonoscopy. We’ll see.
It’s a beautiful day outside, but I’ve already done my “fresh air, sunshine, and exercise” routine. If it stays nice I might go outside to knit a bit, I don’t know.