I haven't blogged lately, because I have not been feeling great, and I don't like to complain.
For the last 2 weeks or longer, I have been struggling.
I have been dragging my feet, finding it difficult to walk, getting tired from walking, and not wanting to do everyday tasks such as cooking and cleaning and accounts...OK, Ok, more so than usual!
In that period of time, I have tried to soldier on as best as I can. A trip to Chadstone (Melbourne's largest shopping Mall) on my own, saw me sliding across the floors, and taking my car from one end to another. I drove, but made sure I was home by 3pm.
I have ridden my bike with an ever patient Ingrid, but it has been a struggle, and we have only gone 1/3 as far as we used to. Our short break to Halls Gap resulted in my husband hiking up the mountain with out me; I had no confidence.
I attributed all this to being either 'undermedicated' or 'underzapped'.
As my appointments with my neurologist are now 2 monthly, instead of fortnightly, I decided to wait for my early January appointment, and nut it out then.
Friday night I felt absolutely flat.
I discovered that my monitor read my device as flat, and watched the complete season of Downton Abbey Season 2 while I recharged it.
When it finally got to 100% recharge, I felt no better.
Looking at the monitor, I noticed the word "off" flashing...
Yep, the device was off, and has been for at least 2 weeks, maybe longer.
I turned it on and immediately felt a rush of electricity go through me.
Suddenly I felt great; completely different.
The prospect of going to a New Years Eve BBQ turned from an attitude of apathy to one of looking forward. I was back to my normal self. (whatever that is...)
A lesson is to be learnt here. The manual clearly states that one should check the device daily with the monitor. As I couldn't change my settings, (I presumed that the neuorlogist had set the perimeters so I couldn't), I didn't bother checking.
I must have pushed the gray 'Off" button, instead of the orange one next to it which displays information. This is easy to do as it is placed against the device, and I can't see what I am doing.
Anyway, all is good now...think I'll go sort out that linen cupboard that has been bugging me..
Happy New Year to all, may 2012 be a great one!