Tuesday, May 15, 2012
slept very little the last three nights. My left leg has been killing me and my
right leg jerks all night. For one thing I am wondering if our bed is bad for
night before last I took 7.5 mg of Hydrocodone (generic for Lortab) a
prescription pain killer, 10 MG of Cyclobenzaprine
(generic for Flexeril) a prescription muscle relaxant and 800 mg of Ibuprofen.
It only helped a little. All three nights I spent a lot of time in the living
room doing stretching exercises and lying on my back rocking my knees back and
forth from side to side. That helped a little but not enough. After the
exercises I worked crossword puzzles for an hour and a half or so each night.
One night I did that routine twice. I need to buy a new crossword puzzle book.
night I took the medication earlier in the evening and again early in the
morning. Finally I got some relief.
me; today a little before noon I went for a walk. I walked through the
subdivision; through the second ward to Redwood Road, north on Redwood Road to
Pioneer Crossing, east to 2300 West/Saratoga Road and south to home. The last
hour and the last mile and a half I was in much discomfort. A block or so from
home every time I stood up straight I felt like I was going to walk backwards. I
sometimes had to put my arms out for balance, to keep from falling over. As I was
approaching the house my app on my phone said I was going one mile an hour.
for three hours and four minutes for a distance of 7.57 miles at an average speed
of 2.5 mile an hour and burned 735 calories. I took 12186 steps.
I have gained back a few pounds I hadn’t eaten since last night when Judy and I
went out for pizza in The Ranches so I was a little weak to begin with.