I’m still feeling remarkably well, considering it’s been weeks now since I took a PD med. Reading a post on PLM makes me think it’s at least in part due to the 6-8 cups of green tea I’m drinking most days. Taking the Turmeric and eating a lot of the Super Foods, mostly raw, probably has a lot to do with it, too.
I’m doing my neck exercises each morning, using the cervical collar daily for about 15 minutes, and using the TENS when I need it, so I’m not hurting much, either.
But I did have another choking episode this morning. It’s a little hard to explain. I’ve done it several times lately with my own saliva, but this morning I had a mouth full of tea when a tiny amount just slipped down the wrong way. I wasn’t really swallowing, either. That’s what has been happening with saliva, too. I may not know how it’s happening, but I sure know the results! I end up coughing and gagging for several minutes each time, and it hurts. I’m going to have to try to figure out exactly what is happening, so I can decide the best way to prevent it.
Other than that, I’m feeling fine. I worked really hard on our collectibles and toy inventory yesterday, and pretty well wore myself out, trying to get it stored in a more logical and organized way. But it was good exercise, and I’m glad I was able to do it. I also added another pile to the lasagna compost. That is slowly building up an area of rich material about 100 square feet or so and over a foot high. I haven’t done any walking or Tai Chi for some time, and I do need to get back to it, now that I’m feeling better.
There was a good explanation of voice exercises on PLM, too, so I guess I’ll try to add those exercises to my daily routine, too.
And, to finish this post on a positive note, neither one of us have a single doctor’s appointment this whole month!!!