Friday, January 20th, 2017

Health stuff

Friday, January 20th, 2017 11:42
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I don't feel very good at the moment.

I've been feeling strange for about a week. It's hard to say exactly what has been wrong, as it's nothing specific, but pretty much every daily task has felt like an insurmountable challenge. When I had to go out to do some grocery shopping and errands yesterday, I did not enjoy being outside at all. In fact, I spent most of the time out just hoping that I could be done with this soon, so that I could go back home. Not that being home is much better, because I don't really feel like doing anything there either. For example, I wanted to change the tablecloth, but I just sat there for two hours thinking that I should do it, but I just couldn't make myself get up. It takes maximum a few minutes, including removing the old tablecloth and everything that is on it, but I just had no energy to get to it. I also have fun stuff to do, such as calling the best friend or writing an email for a person I truly enjoy writing to... but I just... don't get to any of it.

Then, a few days ago, my feet started getting swollen. Not so much in the morning, then more and more as the hours passed until evening. By bedtime, I would have problems getting my socks and pants off - and I usually wear stretchy, comfortable materials. I tried wearing compression stockings, too, but it didn't help very much. Also, today my wrists are swollen as well. I don't know if I can describe it as actually painful, though - more like, sore and "heavy" in some way.

At least I'm going to the doctor later today... but I'm not sure I truly want to go there, because I don't know what to tell him. Okay, the swollen feet/ankles/wrists are actually visible issues that I can point to and possibly get some answers about, but the rest of what I described in this post feels so abstract that it's hard to put to words.

Perhaps I'm even writing this post mostly for myself, because now I already put it to words once. Let's see if that will be helpful.

EDIT: Got medication, but can't start it until tomorrow morning, apparently. Also, was told to wear compression stockings and try to sit or lie with my feet up as much as possible.

Good excuse to go to bed early, find an extra pillow for my feet, and then watch some more Yuri on Ice?

No, but seriously, apart from the medication, this is nothing new. The other tips are the same ones I had already tried before going to see the doctor, so I hope the meds will help. Apparently I'm supposed to feel better in a few days' time, even though I should keep taking meds for a week.

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