Thursday, May 27, 2010
Riding the Roller Coaster
Up down up down round and round … I can’t seem to keep up with how I feel, one day it’s pretty good, the next is total crap. The unpredictability is starting to really annoy me!
I do have a few new things to report and I am not even sure which are the good bits and which the bad?? Hahaha
Firstly, I did go for a quick spin in my wheelchair. My friend Michael took me out for a ‘test run’. I didn’t want to do anything major until I was sure I wasn’t going to get massive payback! We went to ‘the Green Bridge’, which is a new pedestrian bridge that goes across the Brisbane river. It’s about a 10 minute drive from home and Michael simply wheeled me across a back again, which was about a ½ hour ride in the chair. I felt ok afterwards and was really pleased so I suggested we do a detour on the way home and stop at the RSPCA (animal refuge). Michael is after a new budgie and I thought we could stop and have a look. Bit of a mistake I think! There was a big line up and lots of kids running around and screaming and it was just way to much for my poor little head.
I think it made me crash over the following few days.
Secondly, I have started taking D-Ribose which is a kind of sugar that your body needs to generate energy. I wont go into the technical blurb but do google it if you are interested. I am hoping it will give me a boost but in a way I am also hoping it doesn’t, because, it is unbelievable expensive. 200grams for $85 …. OUCH!! I worked out 200grams is about a 10 day supply. So I don’t know how long I could afford to be taking it. Anyway, I will give it a go and see what happens!
Thirdly, I have been having real trouble with my body temperature. I check it all the time and it mostly sits between 35.5 (96) and 36 (96.8), it is supposed to be 37 (98.6°F). Last night I woke up feeling HOT, my temperature was 39 (102.2). I just can’t seem to be able to regulate body temperature. Today I feel like I have been repeatedly run over by a bus.
But …. The good news ….. um …… thinking, thinking …… nope, can’t think of anything just yet! Hahahaha.
My mood is still fine and dandy which is the greatest news!!!