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Monday, November 10, 2014
Lifting The Fog
So, last night, I did not sleep much. And, I had to get up early to get an MRI of my hip as it's been causing me quite a bit of pain - either another gluteal tear or bursitis. I'm hoping for bursitis since the 'fix' for that is an injection.
I moved around and drove around in a fog. The MRI was unpleasant, to say the least. But, it had to be done. All I wanted was to get home so I could take a nap. However, I know the pattern here. Often, if I'm pretty sleepy from a bad night, I can't nap and the negative sleep cycle begins anew. Who woulda thought that taking a 20 minute nap in the afternoon would result in better sleep at night? It's counter intuitive but in my experience, it's how my body/mind works.
On the way home, the weather was lovely. My dog hadn't been for a walk in several days due to cold, damp, windy weather. So, I decided I would take her for a walk before attempting a nap. Forget the other million things I should be doing today - housework, paying bills, cleaning up the flower pots out front. But, all that will wait.
Lizzie and I went for a walk of about 1.5 miles, a short one for us. About half way through the walk, I felt the fog lifting from my mind and my body feeling better! I KNOW this happens. Why do I forget it??
I also know I've written about it before. It's better than any pill. Now, if I'm really lucky today, I'll get the ecstasy of a brief nap......
See that happy black dog up top?
Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude. You can trust the information you find here. It's from a dedicated walker. Trust me and your life will get better! I promise.