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Day 11     28.10.11

Oct 28, 2012 - 0 comments
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I continue to feel better and better. I don't remember having this much energy for a few years.
I started easing back into my exercise routine. I did stretches. I did a few less than usual and avoided any that I felt unsure about.
Today I made more of a dent in the housework that accumulated over the last month. I did a marathon vacuum.
My leg feels comfortable. I haven't noticed my heart. The cuts where the  catheters entered are  nearly all healed over.  
My only annoyance today was difficulty concentrating. I've noticed this for about 3 days now. I am easily distracted and I lose things because i am not paying attention to what i'm doing. Rather strange but it seems to be a bit better tonight so hopefully I'm returning to normal.
Back to work again tomorrow.  

Day 10    27.10.12

Oct 27, 2012 - 2 comments
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Today is Saturday so no work. I woke up before 6.00am and got up early.
I felt rather well today. I was a bit tired but I didn't have 8 hours sleep and i did a lot yesterday.

I got my kitchen bench totally cleared of dishes for the first time since I came out of hospital. Yay! I wanted to vacuum but only got as far as getting the vacuum cleaner out.

However I was pretty active around home all day doing washing and some babycare.

I had a short nap in the late afternoon.
A phone call woke me and then I thought that my heart was going fast and it felt as if it was beating hard. But I got up and counted my heart rate and it was normal so all is well. That's the first minor panic that I have had for over a week.

I'm not noticing my heart much at all most of the time now. It is getting more and more comfortable. My  catheter access wound is still tender if touched but I didn't notice any discomfort from it otherwise today.

My main problem now seems to be stopping myself from doing too much and making myself stop for rests.

Day 9  26.10.12

Oct 26, 2012 - 0 comments
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I've had so much more energy today. I've been happy and excited to feel so good.
I drove to work in my own manual geared car, by myself, for the first time in a month.
I worked nearly a normal morning. I had one pupil away which made for a relaxed morning.

My catheter wounds were a bit uncomfoartable when driving and  also sitting on some chairs at work. I stood up when sitting was uncomfortable. My bruising has faded a lt and decreased in area.
The cuts where the catheter sheaths were are healing. One has healed over. These cuts were alot bigger than the sites for lines in my arms. They were each about 3mm long. They didn't close straight up like the line entry punctures, instead they had a scab like a scartch or cut.

I haven't noticed many odd heartbeats today. The occasional few whuch i barely notice because they just feel like the little skips I've experienced for years with WPW. I hardly register them.

I don't feel the burn in the same way. It is more of an ache now, that varies in intensity from barely noticeable to mildly uncomfortabel when i'm tired or in an unsuitable posture. Stretching too high doesn't work. I can tell if I try to carry something that's a bit too heavy.

If I bend down to pick something off the floor I feel a bit light headed ie. if my head is hanging down.A bit wierd but I'm sure it is only temporary.

After work I drove home and then Blossom's mummy and I went back into town and went shopping. We were out walking around for about 2 hours. I felt a bit mentally tired but not physically tired.

I was tired when we got home. I sat down sometimes. I went up and downstairs on errands a few times. I pick up Blossom and carry her.

I am amazed at how much more energy I have.
I suppose it is partly because I had exhaustion from taking beta blockers for 3 weeks, but I also suspect that i'm going to have a lot more energy than I have been used to in recent years.

I feel very happy and hopeful. My husband says he is getting his wife back.

Day 8   25.10 .12

Oct 25, 2012 - 0 comments
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Today I went to work.
I slept really well last night-8 hours.
When I got up I felt pretty good.
I had breakfast and a shower before 9.00am and Blossom's mummy and I got ready to go out together.
We had everything packed in the car (my work bag, nappy bag, babyin capsule, stroller in boot)  and I climbed into the drivers seat for my the first time in a month. I couldn't drive when I was taking Metoprolol.
I felt excited about having the freedom to drive myself again, whereas earlier in the week I felt anxious about driving.

I turned on the ignition and it went RRrr. Flat battery.
So Blossom's mummy moved everything into her her car and we set off at last. Car number 2 is an automatic and mine has manual gear change. I think it was a blessing in disguise because it was easier for me to drive the automatic.

I dropped Blossom's mummy off to go shopping and I went to work where I had a warm welcome back from my colleagues and lots of encouragement to take it easy and only do as much as I felt up to. I felt grateful that they are so understanding.I arrived at work at about 9.40am.
It was strange trying to do my job. I've hardly been at work-about 3 days in the last month. I felt very rusty.
I cut back on my normal routine and taught for about an hour. By the time I had the second pupil I felt weary. I was ready for a break at morning tea time.
My last half hour was less intensive.
I finished work at 12.20 and I did feel tired.

I had a few chest pains at work but nothing that really bothered me. My catheter entry site was fine. Quite comfortable sitting at my desk.

After work Blossom's mummy and I went to the supermarket and bought some supplies that we needed. We had a short detour to look at a house we wanted to see an d then I drove home. I found it harder to concentrate on my driving on the way home.

We got home at about 2pm and i was really hungry. I felt better after I had a meat pie. I would have liked a nap but it was busy at home with my husband leaving for work so I just had some sofa time.

I am pleased and grateful about my progress . The burn ache was not noticeable all the time today.
I had a cluster of a few strong jumpy heartbeats this afternoon but it was brief. I was surprised by it because my heart has seemed pretty 'quiet' today.

Once again I'm looking foward to going to bed early.

I plan to go to work again tomorrow and achieve a bit more. Then it is the weekend which works out well as I have 2 days to get even stronger and try for a full week at work next week .
I only work mornings form about 9.30am until 12.30-1pm. My start and finish times are a bit flexible which is helpful.
I am looking foward to having lots of enrgy after work like i used to. It seems so long since I did.
I'm looking foward to getting my house really clean and tidy and working in my garden.