Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Still tired but not worn down

My burst of energy the other day left me.  I'm left with the normal fatigue that is annoying but not debilitating.  I do, however, still have the congestive heart failure.  I've had some moments of shortness of breath when doing next to nothing and still get tired easily.  I'm waiting to hear from the hospital near us about the cardiac rehab.  I have an appointment with my regular doctor on Friday as a follow up to the procedure; I don't see the cardiologist until next month.  I have some questions for her, which I should write down because I won't remember them tomorrow, let alone Friday.

It's hot and muggy this week.  I haven't used the a/c yet although it's in the window.  So far it's tolerable.  I do have to watch out for the heat now and not let myself get too overheated but worse case scenario, I can go into Zach's room.  He has his a/c on.

We looked at new mattresses and box springs for him.  His are in horrendous shape and it's made difficult sleeping for him, which isn't great in light of the fact he already has a sleep disorder.  Found one we really like but will look around some more just to be sure.  Liked the salesperson, too.  She was really nice and helpful.

Still eating vegetarian although it's not easy having to cook two meals.  It's not any easier to have Zach just cook for him and Tom as the kitchen is tiny and no way can we both be in there at the same time.

OMG  the ice cream truck just went by.  I haven't seen one here in years.

Back to eating well...ahem...I fixed a cajun stew to go over rice that Tom ate with his chicken last night so I didn't have to fix two complete meals.  Tonight they're getting hamburgers and baked potatoes (Zach will get his french fries...can't stand potatoes any other way) and I'm fixing myself a sweet potato in the oven.  I'll have a veggie burger and salad to go with it.  The guys can have something else.  Maybe I'll fix corn on the cob to go with it as well. Need to use it up before it goes bad.

I'm doing well losing weight.  My scales are sensitive enough to register ounces so I can see weight loss even in ounces per day so that helps my mood a lot.  Losing steadily although I expect it to slow down very soon and possibly stop for a while.  It's frustrating but I can gain weight on 1200 calories a day when I get to that point.

Time to start the hamburgers and then I'm off to knit the rest of the night with some breaks for laundry.


Anonymous said...

Could the heat and humidity be affecting your energy?Try running the ac a bit to get some of the humidity out of the air,then (if it is a ceiling fan) turn it on and let it blow the air around.

Kathy said...

Not really. It's not that hot here yet. It's from the congestive heart failure, coupled with my fibromyalgia. I'll probably always have to deal with a certain amount of fatigue because my heart isn't working as efficiently as it should although they have brought it up to a better level than it was. With medication and reducing the fluid in my body.

I'm told that after cardiac rehab I should be feeling better but right now I'm not allowed to exercise or do much of anything.