Feeling a Bit More Human

I am stiff, but functional.  Yesterday was a sleep day.  I think some of what happens is that during an “event” 1) muscles get strained, 2) high rates of energy are burned, 3) the pain lowers my mental acuity.

I find that after the event has ended, I suffer from muscle fatigue, hence, I sleep most of a 24 hour cycle.

I know my mental acuity is lessened.  I find that focusing on a topic is difficult and problem-solving becomes increasingly more difficult.  I become more brash than normal.  I can attribute that to the additional oral meds I take to lessen the impacts of the event.

I can say that the pain levels are lower.  They only made it to 6 and they responded to the oral meds.  Prior to the collapse, they would spike to 8 or 9 and the oral meds had a very limited affect on them.

I still find this condition fascinating.  Definitely frustrating, but a total enigma. The biggest challenge is the inconsistency of it all.  My ability level can change in minutes and affect me for days.

Things I need to do:

  1. Find my ability limits and stay within them. — this is difficult for me.  I have always enjoyed trying to push the envelope.  Exceeding my limits is catastrophic.
  2. Lose weight. I’m not horribly obese, but my concern is as my body further degrades, this will become increasing difficult.
  3. Focus on the “cans,” and enjoy them.
  4. Get more Clint Eastwood and Vin Diesel movies.
  5. Pray, always pray.

Thanks for reading,

Jay C. Theriot