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My tests are all back.

I just saw my doctor 6 days ago and everything looked wonderful for my heart. Come to find out this test that came back so odd, is from my fibromyalgia. It's getting worse all the time. But I refuse to be on any pain meds or muscle relaxers. Too habit forming. Been there, done that, have the tee shirt. So this heart doctors idea is this. Start out with five minutes on the exercise bike and each day add one more minute. Keep a journal of the time, the date, the milage and the tension you're using. Then in eight weeks, he'll look over the journal and tell me if I'm doing better or not. So today was day 7. I'm now at two miles in 11 minutes, which doesn't sound that good to anyone that's normal, but to me who has been having a hard time doing five minutes on the bike, it's great news. Tomorrow will be day 12. Every day it's something to look forward to. It's going to take a while to get my endurance up, but I'm trying my hardest. My goal is to not be as tired while walking with Rodney and Sam. I have to stay behind a lot because I can't keep up. I used to be the one that was far ahead of everyone. I'm thinking at the end of the eight weeks, I might have some stamina. This would be so good. I would love it. I'm tired of being tired after cleaning the bathroom and not being able to do anything else. KNow what I mean? Sam has just started doing her own laundry, so that was a nice change for me. Less work, more time to do other things that need to be done. Everyone kept telling me that 12 was old enough, so I finally listened. This is her first week. So far, so good. *grin* I'm sorry I've been so out of commission. I have missed everyone terribly. Just checking in and letting you all know that I'm still alive. And thankfully those heart tests all came out well. It's because I studied so hard for them. :) Have a good Wednesday.

Hugs, Patt


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Jul. 12th, 2017 07:02 am (UTC)
Great that you have a treatment that seems to be helping!
Jul. 12th, 2017 07:07 am (UTC)
The pain is bad, especially at night and in the morning. But I'm making the best of it. :) It'll all work out.
Jul. 12th, 2017 08:20 am (UTC)

I'm so glad to hear from you - I was starting to twitch!

Go you! It's great you've got something you can do for yourself that seems to be helping - there's nothing worse than feeling out of control of your own body *shudders*

And go Sam too! I took over doing the family laundry when I was a teeny bit younger than that - the ironing was a bit slap happy, but mostly everything survived! I'm sure she'll do a great job, and it's one less thing for you to struggle with. Big hugs ♥

Jul. 12th, 2017 03:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the happy hugs. :) This seems to be working, so I stick with it no matter what. :)
Jul. 12th, 2017 10:29 am (UTC)
So glad to hear your heart is sound. The exercise regime sounds a good idea.
My muscle aches seem to me to get worse at night, too, though sometimes I wonder whether that's because there's no other activity to take my brain off the awareness of it. I've now been 3 weeks off the medication that *might* be causing the problem. I go for more Bloods in a few days. I can't say for sure that the aches have eased hugely, but I do feel that I have more energy, and stuff that was exhausting me isn't doing that as much any more.

Keep up the good work!
Jul. 12th, 2017 03:54 pm (UTC)
Ann, I do hope you feel better each day. Drugs seem to hurt us in many ways. (((((Ann)))))
Jul. 12th, 2017 11:02 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that the bike is helping and that your heart is okay. It takes time to build up your strength. I sure wish they had a better treatment for you, but sounds like you're doing pretty well.

It's hard to believe Sam is already 12!!! Golly.
Jul. 12th, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
Just yesterday she was two. LOL I don't know where the time goes, Grey. But it's leaving me behind daily. *grin* Have a happy Wednesday.
Jul. 13th, 2017 05:47 pm (UTC)
Time goes so fast that it's already Thursday!!!
Jul. 12th, 2017 11:09 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're back, Patt, and building up your stamina little by little.

Hang in there and keep it up. You've got a lot of people who love you and are rooting for you. {{{Patt}}}
Jul. 12th, 2017 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Tinn. It seems to be working. :)
Jul. 12th, 2017 01:31 pm (UTC)
I hope you manage to build your stamina up. It's great that you've got a plan to work on getting better and stronger. *hugs*

Wow, Sam's 12 now?!
Jul. 12th, 2017 03:57 pm (UTC)
I guess I haven't posted lately about Sam. She's growing so fast. Too fast for me to keep up with. *grin* I do feel like this program is working, which is super nice. I just want to be able to keep up with Rodney and Sam. :)
Jul. 14th, 2017 03:01 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear that the heart tests camre back okay. I hope the new regime is effective and helps boost your stamina. It certainly sounds like your doing well with it so far. Fingers crossed that this is a turning point for you.
Jul. 18th, 2017 06:05 pm (UTC)
I had a Fibro flare-up and it slowed me down a great deal. I was so bummed. So instead of 16 minutes, I'm starting at 9 minutes again. It was very frustrating, but had to be done. So much pain today and other days, it couldn't be helped. But I will keep trying and keeping my journal of what I'm doing. The doctor will be impressed that I didn't quit altogether.
Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:43 am (UTC)
Aw hon, I can imagine how frustrating that must be but congrats on keeping on going. I'm sorry you're in so much pain. *hugs*
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