Well, the Sonata did its job last night, and I actually managed to sleep in one stretch from 10:30 to 4:30 this morning. I feel much more rested for it, too. I’ll probably continue taking it for the next few days in an attempt to retrain my system. I’ve always been the kind who could tell myself when I needed to get up, and I’d wake up on my own. So, it seems like I ought to be able to tell myself to get up later and later, until I’m sleeping a decent number of hours, right?? I wish.
I must have found the correct place to put the step counter on my waist band yesterday, as it showed almost 3000 steps by the end of the day. That’s a long way from 10,000, but a place to start. I spend so much time on the computer …. maybe I need to get one of those treadmill setups where you work on the computer while you walk. It’s supposed to be an easy way to build up your exercise tolerance. They already have book racks on treadmills … why not a place for a laptop??
I’m still on the Tylenol for pain relief, and I’m still using the hot pad when I go to sleep, so the pain is quite noticeable. Mind you, this pain is nowhere near as bad as some other times in my life. That’s why I don’t want to consider any surgery on my knee. If it’s arthritis, though, that will make me braver to use it more aggressively, and if it’s a torn cartilage – I’ll probably end up getting a knee brace. I’m getting anxious to find out. I never did like having to wait for results from tests. I’m like a pouting little kid about that.