SPRING is springing and I am conscious of time running out. Was 74 years old this week and one starts to contemplate what may be in store in the future! But while doing that I have made a few resolutions to mark reaching this point in my life ....
One is that I have stopped all medications except for my small dose of Amitriptyline at night .... and I do feel much better for it! It may be my imagination or a temporary phase starting up but I don't really believe it. I think that it was the Carbamazepine to blame for my worsening dyskinesia - I have been taking it for over six months this time ... this because I was terrified of the neuralgia starting up again and so remained on it for far too long. My leg, arm and hand are so much better now that I have been off these tabs for 3 weeks.
RESOLUTION ONE - to take as few regular medications as possible.
Another is that I am going to make a real effort to meet up with friends and family more often than I have been doing lately. I do admit to letting things slide, mainly due to feeling so tired, sick and wobbly.
RESOLUTION TWO - see friends and family regularly, or if this is not possible to make contact by text or e-mail at least every week.
RESOLUTION THREE - Make a conscious effort to 'smell the roses' and to take more notice of our beautiful surroundings. We are so very lucky to live in such a lovely area.
Time slips away all too easily and disappears unmarked. By the time one realises it is then too late. But I am feeling more positive than I have for a very long time so I hope that it lasts!