Sunday, September 30, 2012

Walk on the beach anyway.



I've felt hideous for the last few days.  My body temperature fluctuates; I'm always too hot or too cold.  The dyskinesia twists my torso back and forth, and now my lower back is objecting LOUDLY.  l have trouble sleeping and trouble concentrating; last night I lay in bed until after midnight, with my left foot and leg cramping and twisting up all the way to my thigh..  I'm weak and shaky and when I'm "off" my meds,  I have the worst bradykinesia (slow movements) I've ever had.  However...

We went to the beach yesterday anyway.  I figured I wasn't going to be feeling significantly better the next day, and I didn't want to miss the beautiful beach weather.  My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I said that, but we went ahead and packed up the dog and some drinks and stuff and went to the beach.  We had a lovely time, and even though I felt a little worse physically, my soul was peaceful and my mind refreshed.  I love it when I just do what I want, regardless of what PD wants...

Sometimes you have to stop waiting until you feel better, and just go to the beach anyway.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Wonderful post! Yes, yes you do have to do what your soul needs despite what your body says. You've inspired me. Thank you.

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