I was feeling particularly spry and able, so I took my cane for a walk (like it needed the exercise, right?) up to Manor. I was hurting before I got to the corner, but didn’t turn around until I reached the corner. Fortunately, it is almost entirely just muscle pain, not joint pain or random nerve firings, so I will definitely survive. The weather is slowly turning, so I can resume my exercise walks, but I also have to increase my exercise dancing and movement around the house as well. I discovered the other day that my flexibility is almost entirely shot, and that’s not a good thing. So many things I need to be more diligent about.
One thing about the walks — I’ve used a cane for walking regularly since I moved here (2006) because of my right hip. But I think I will start using the rollator walker again when I take my walks. The cane lets me favor one side (which was helpful for the hip joint), but the rollator will help me exercise both hips and legs equally to keep both sides stronger. At least, that is what I’m thinking. And I am grateful that Oscar strongly encouraged me to get the rollator instead of the basic aluminum walker. I bought it on my own (as well as the original folding walker) since I didn’t know Medicare was supposed to provide one every few years. My long-term goal is to not need a mobility device, but it’s nice to have it for now, and nice to know a new one can be provided if it is ever needed in the future. I will, however, keep both walkers for now and see what happens.
In other news my daily numbers are good, and I’m generally feeling pretty good today. My right hand, however, feels rather crinkly with a couple of trigger joints causing pain, and other digits rather stiff and sore. I’m not sure what work I’ll be able to do today.
I do have things that need doing, so I’ll do what I can and go from there, I suppose.