I read today that depression is one of the symptoms of Lupus! And it stupidly made me feel better about it! I have no idea why! After all the stuff I’ve been through these last 8 months, it’s hardly surprising that it’s all caught up with me, and I need a bit of help to get my positivity back. But I actually feel guilty for being depressed. Things are finally starting to improve for me, and while I do have to still deal with the day to day problems, I am getting better at managing them, and my meds seem to be settling down and working now, so I should be as happy as a happy thing!
But anyway! That’s just my mixed up head!
Another example of it – yesterday I told hubby that I’m actually grateful I went through what I did! I follow a lot of Lupus sites, and so many people say they have trouble being diagnosed, and their doctors don’t take them seriously, and take forever to prescribe medication for them! At least I was diagnosed very quickly as I was in hospital and they had to figure out what was up with me, and treat me!
And another good thing – we are now off work for two weeks! Hoping to get out and about a lot, build my legs up again, and hopefully – with not sitting down at my desk all day – lose a bit of weight too!
Hope you all have a good week
Yesterday I had an appointment with a neurologist to see about the problems I’ve been having with my leg!
After sticking a few pins in my thigh and not being able to feel it – I could on the other thigh – he diagnosed Meralgia Paresthetica, which is compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve – apparently!
He thinks it should fix quite easily, he has a few things he can do – the first one was a nerve block injection, which I had yesterday, then it will be medication, and finally a small op to remove the nerve.
Pretty much as soon as he gave me the injection, it started to feel better, not perfect, but certainly an improvement so I will take that.
When I got home – being a geek – I looked it up! Other suggestions included wearing looser clothing, losing weight, and certain strengthening exercises.
So that’s my motivation! If losing weight and exercising will help reduce the pain in my leg, I will do it. I actually enjoy exercising, just got myself in to a really bad rut at the moment, and hoping this is the kick start I need to get me back into a routine.
I got up this morning, did my workout, had breakfast, and then went for a walk. All a good start. And I’m determined to keep it up! I had also said to hubby that I’d noticed my leg had got worse since I’ve been back to work and not exercising – so I know it will help.
And I had my first weigh-in after starting my 21 day of not eating rubbish – and I’d lost 4lb. YaY me!
This is the frame of mind I need to keep! Positive, active, healthy! It’s all going to help!