Tiredness

Hi @wattsy
Sun is shining, the birds are narrating the day with constant comment, Lea (MrsH) and I are sat in the sun with coffee :slight_smile:

It’s the first day that’s been suitable. I’ve uprooted one popup garden bag of sticky willy and ground elder.

It took till 11am to get the motivation to get off my arse - I’m glad I did. I’ve some sense of achievement from both moving and then getting on with it :slight_smile:

the bluebells and stones of the path both look better for clearing the undesirables. When the sun goes in the breeze has an artic icey edge that bites.

I think crap-mood/ days have a carry over to the next so breaking the cycle helps with the next day and so on. Clearing the weeds is mainly a one armed undertaking & 100% one handed - I try to support leaning with the affected side and that’s my step towards rehab - so I’ve told myself it’s at least 4 wins: I’m active, there is less to be done next time, the compost is building up (although I’m concerned the ground elder sprouts will grow in it because no way do I get 65°!), I’m done some ATM improvement…

All in all is about how you can see the day. Sometimes it’s a lost cause in which case roll with it, sometime you can choose the best light to see the same events in :slight_smile:

Caio
Simon

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NIce one sounds like a really pleasant day, been for my walk and passed a front garden design that will really suit mine when we get it done, just need approval from my wife, hope she really likes it because i do a lot, and it will be almost maintenance free, which is essential for her.
It will get warmer at some point i suppose

Wattsy

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Hi

The beers idea sounds very good, could have a couple whilst watching the footy, how do they react with the medication?

Wattsy

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I don’t really know, I can’t make any medical judgements as I am not qualified but I do know that alcohol can react with medication, and can reduce the efficacy of some pharmaceuticals, most leaflets explain how alcohol interacts with the medication taken and if it is unwise. I, however, can have two beers over a decent stretch of time (fours hours, sometimes), ranging from 3-5% and so have made the decision in my post stroke world that if my life expectancy was now, potentially, reduced, I wasn’t going to deprive myself of the few pleasures I have in order to stretch that expectancy out any longer than it needs be.

There are some quite decent zero alcohol beverages too which are worth investigating.

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Sorry Rups was nor intending to be critical , but can see how it came across, just a curious question. enjoy them both

Cheers

Wattsy

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Dim problem, didn’t read it as critical at all, enjoy the game. :grin:

We had a discussion on them… in

Low and no alcohol worth considering?

Caio
Simon

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Was told recently there’s a very good A/free Guinness. Have the odd bottle of Doom Bar, once a week, occasion glass of wine and thimble full of a good malt whiskey once a month. It’s just common sense I feel. Had a tooth out today was a good distraction, cost me £130 . Got home to zombie land , could not sleep now eight hours on , coming up for air to suffer the Archers The flipping Archers.
But tomorrow know I’m up for anything life throws down on me.

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I did very much, low alcohol beers now very good

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the Guinness is very good, love your common sense on the odd beer wine and whisky, like it so much may well follow your example.
Hope you recover well and have good day tomorrow as for the Archers that is simply out of order

Wattsy

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@Barney2
If only someone could tell us when the fatigue will lift. I’m 1 year since stroke and fatigue is still bad.

However you do start to manage it after time passes, also it’s so long since I felt normal that you start to forget and get used to the new tired normal.

Try to remain positive that it will improve it’s just soooo slow.
Acceptance is difficult. Grieving for old self.

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did a spot of garden work this morning helping a friend out just transferring a big bag of cuttings from the bag into the wheelie bin, did about 40 mins, absolutely shattered me very dispiriting to say the least, want to get back into the gym, for treadmill and static bike but after today think its just a pipe dream.

Wattsy

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Forgive me but I can’t remember when you had your stroke but I want to congratulate you on helping your friend with some gardening work. You should be proud of what you’ve done. Getting back to the gym is a very achievable goal for many & it sounds like it will be for you too. Stroke recovery needs patience & learning to manage fatigue is really important. Factor in rest, find a level of activity you can do & stick to it for a while then push it a bit further & do the same again.

I suffer a lot of fatigue but can manage a short stint on a static bike. I can’t dp treadmill but that’s an issue with my left leg not my fatigue.

Try not to be so hard on yourself. Small goals will become bigger goals. You’re doing great.

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Thank you very much, having had time to reflect on the issue, think part of the problem may be to do with food intake and at what time it is eaten, currently have overnight oats as breakfast with all sorts of fruit added in , much as I love it, it does not on its own give my morning a kick start or an energy boost, so may have to look at what I eat in conjunction with what i am, doing during my day, and at what time so if gardening at 10.30 take on fuel 9.30 in readiness and have a protean bar ready for afterwards, which may mean having meals at odd times where I would normally do so, think that all makes sense. I used to tend my friends garden pre stroke and I now go round and we potter together, have a cuppa and some lunch, and chat for a while therapy for me and it keeps the garden looking nice.
Had my stroke in early february this year so not long into recovery.

Many thanks for your lovely reply and hope you continue to make good progress.

Wattsy

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Wow, if you only had your stroke in February you are doing amazingly well. That’s not even two months yet. I could barely get out the chair at that point.

Nutritiin can definitely play a part in fatigue levels & it may be you need to adjust your diet & meal times. You’ll work that out as you go & find the optimum for you.

Fresh air, vitamin D & seeing your mate are all good for your mental & physical health.

Keep going.

Ann

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Hi

I will if you will

Will check in with you in a while see how you are doing.

Wattsy

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can you explain more about this

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Hi Cuddy, which part were you referring to?

i have no idea :crazy_face:

You’re only 3mths in to recovery, by February 2025 be on regaling your recovery stories with the rest of us to give other newbies hope and goals to work to :wink: Can’t remember if I suggest this before but get yourself some glucose tablets and keep them in your pocket for when you’re out and doing things like that.

I know it’s a hard one to master, managing fuel intake to sustain energy levels to fend off fatigue. It took me a while after my stroke and I lost nearly 3 stone in the first year with it all. I looked like a toddler playing dress-up in my mums clothes, and my skin hung on me like ruched curtain on my skeleton…that was not a look :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :rofl:

You’ll certainly need some fuel onboard if you want to head down to the gym, and I always have a couple of glucose tablets before I go home…to be sure I have enough energy to get there :wink:

Do you have any resistance bands at home?

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