Sunday, May 29, 2011

there's life Jim, but not as we know it...

Well part of the reason for me coming to live in town a few weeks ago was to see if my energy levels were improved by being within walking distance to/from work. A potential side effect of this as it were was the possibility of extending (ok, getting) a life beyond work and the computer (even if that is mainly both social and Quaker committee work!)

However current medication means that whilst I can indeed move a lot more easily than I could a month or so ago with next to no joint pain I'm only awake/functioning for roughly 12hrs out of 24.

So I'm living with someone more than twice my age who is up before me (not difficult I realise even when I'm in the best of health!), goes to bed after me, has a social calendar that would leave me in a heap in the corner and I'm the one taking all the medication in the house. There is something decidedly wrong with this picture. At least I can read the small print and best before dates, change lightbulbs and tell when the dishes are properly clean, so I don't feel totally inadequate around here!

Next step, try to get the medication regime changed so I can move AND be awake something closer to normal adult hours - surely that isn't asking too much, is it?

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