2019 Life Logs, Day 63: Exercise, Rest, Exercise, Rest
Date: Monday, March 4, 2019
Weather: Some Snow Overnight, Then Rain; Overcast; High 41, Low 18 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
My day was all about exercise, then rest, exercise some more, rest some more. Rest includes getting my left leg elevated and iced, so all I can do is either read or sleep. And since I didn’t get a good night’s sleep last night, I did a lot of sleeping. For some reason, I had pain, more like muscle cramping, in my left leg which I had not had before. It was not bad, but just enough that I could only sleep for about two hours before having to get up and walk around a bit before going back to bed. Finally, at 5 am I got up and did the whole set of exercises and a lot of walking. That did the trick and I was able to sleep for another two hours, get up and take the last pain killer, then sleep for another three hours. I didn’t get up until 10 am! But then I had to get up to get ready for the physical therapist to come. We shall see how I do with only Tylenol for pain control from here on out. Tonight and tomorrow will be the big test. Tomorrow is my birthday and the women friends from my Newcomers Dining-in group are bringing lunch and planning to take me to Woods Hole to see a movie at the library. I just have to make sure that I keep my leg up and iced during the afternoon. I’m hoping I will be able to do this. Late this afternoon, I started getting birthday greetings from friends where it is already March 5th—Lynne Kirwin in New Zealand, Linda Stuart in Australia, and sailing friends Chris and Geoff in Australia. And a few family greetings have started arriving. My mother’s birthday would have been today, as well as my brother-in-law Joe’s, so it has always been confusing as to which day was which person’s birthday. Happy 85th to you, Joe!