I think I’m better! I didn’t dare write anything yesterday. In fact, I was in a bubble of enthusiasm all day, afraid to say the words out loud, for fear it would burst the bubble, and my legs would feel like two ton weights again, slogging through mud.
I’ve been on the Sinemet since Monday night, and I woke up yesterday walking amazingly better. I wouldn’t call it normal, but for me, it was a vast improvement. I was also aware of being happier than I have been in quite some time, but then who wouldn’t be! I noticed that even my upper body movements were faster, which I really hadn’t realized had slowed down.
I think I spent every spare minute all day long thanking God for this miracle. I really over did the physical work, though, as there were so many things I’ve put off doing, because I just haven’t been up to it. I’d work for awhile, and then rest, and then work awhile longer. My leg muscles are telling on me today, for sure, but I’m proud of what I was able to accomplish yesterday.
We didn’t tell anybody at church last night, and I still used the walker. I don’t want to say anything until we get an actual diagnosis, and that will be on my next appointment. From what I’ve read, Parkinson’s symptoms can fluctuate, so one moment can be better or worse than the next, so for now I don’t want to have to explain.
We have decided that if we don’t find one of those adjustable canes with the extra legs on the bottom at an estate sale tomorrow, we’re going to buy one. At the rate I’m going, I may not need the walker much longer. My balance is still not good, so I’ll use the cane, and we’ll keep the walker in the car, in case this doesn’t last. That’s the plan for now, anyway. The balance thing is probably from the Peripheral Neuropathy, anyway, and I don’t think he can do anything about that, except to monitor it to see if it progresses or improves.