Even though I am not a Wahl’s warrior, I think her questionnaire is a good way to start the year so here goes:
How do I feel today – Well, I have the usual New Year’s blues. I am always fearful of the New Year. I know what I had. I survived it. I am still literally standing today. I don’t know what the New Year will bring, the vast uncharted territory. We saw Life of Pi this past week and it’s sort of how I feel. I am embarking on a journey without a map with something that wants to destroy me. I should have the power and the tools to tame it. Can I? As to the physical, I tried some basic lift your leg exercises and my left which is supposed to be the good one, is for crap. I feel slightly determined and slightly overwhelmed today.
What did you do for yourself today? I finished reading a trashy novel with breakfast which felt great and here I am writing which has always worked for me. And I am going to finish listening to Serial
What did I eat today and how did it make me feel – Day isn’t over but I started positively with homemade granola and a cranberry smoothie.
Did I exercise? What did I do? How did it feel – Exercise, see above and I hope to get back to my abs.
For whom or what are you grateful? What matters most in life? Grateful as usual to be warm safe and dry. I have a job. I have possibilities. I have people who love and care for me.
Do I have a higher purpose or driving force in my life? Make a mission statement – Ha, higher purpose is for childish dreams. Driving force – pay my bills and continue to walk. Mission statement -beyond me at this point. Something about sharing my journey. It’s self serving
How long have I been treated with conventional medicine Well, they haven’t really treated me now, have they? I have the spectral leg aka the brace. I was going to physical therapy. I did acupuncture for two years.
The first time I had a symptom – June 2004 walking on the beach boardwalk
What symptoms are most troublesome – Duh, gradually losing my ability to walk and being dependent.
Do I blame myself for things – Sure, being stupidly cheap and not getting the hole in my mouth fixed. I think a virus amok kickstarted this. Not searching hard enough or asking the right questions. Not being aggressive enough.
How is stress level? Not as bad as it’s been. Financially, things are frightening! It’s on me. I don’t want to keep on getting up at 4 something. It’s not healthy for me on all kinds of levels and I can’t see my way out. Time challenges. And then all that walking in public areas that I struggle with
What can I do tomorrow to make it better than today? Well, eat properly, exercise and breathe. Make a plan.
I will do this questionnaire at the beginning of the month. And let’s be real, on the weekend.