I wrote this on February 11. Just never got around to posting it. To be honest with you, I had planned on posting it the next day but I forgot about it!
It was a weird day for my TBI today. Obviously, every day is different with TBI recovery. I have never really had the symptoms in this particular order though!
Woke Up Okay
I woke up at my normal time. Which is around 4:30- 5:00 a.m. My internal clock is set for that time and I hardly ever even bother to set an alarm.
Muscles Felt Weak
As the morning went on, I was able to do everything that I needed to. I just felt like my muscles were barely there.
It was a different feeling than neuro fatigue. This is when my brain just feels so overworked and done in that I get all confused and all I want (and need) to do, is just go to bed.
Nothing More Than Usual
I did not do any more work than I normally do. This is why I felt the muscle weakness was odd and worth mentioning.
As the morning progressed my eyes started hurting and having to strain more than usual. My vision was getting worse. Again, I managed to get things done anyway.
Back In The House
I got back inside around 10:00 a.m. By the time I came in, I was feeling terrible. The worst part is that I could feel the headache I had all morning on the verge of becoming a migraine.
Since I have gotten skilled at knowing when I migraine is coming on, I took medication and laid down with my favorite thing, an icepack on my forehead.
I basically slept on and off all day. Only getting up long enough to switch to a fresh cold ice pack and mess with the dogs long enough that they would settle down and go back to sleep. So that I could go back to sleep!
CBD For Life Rub-Lavender
This is a great product, one that I have had for a while. I can’t believe I went through half the day without using it! For headaches, you rub it on your forehead and temples as well as your neck and shoulder blades. I don’t always do my shoulder blades, but I felt tension there so I went ahead and put it there too.
Lavendar Rub And Fresh Ice Pack
I used the Lavender rub and grabbed a fresh ice pack around 2:30 p.m. I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until 6:00 p.m. I felt so much better! Still exhausted but the headache was almost back to its normal tolerable level.
I watched one of my favorite shows “Say yes to the dress” for a little bit before I went to bed for the night.
Also before going to bed, I took more medication and grabbed my beloved ice pack.
I Made It Through Another Bad TBI Day
Well, I made it through another very rough TBI day. I guess the one positive is that as I go through bad days, I’m learning new ways to help deal with the symptoms.
I’m just going to Keep on Keepin on!
What Day Is It?
National Caregivers Day
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National Chocolate Mint Day
National Lash Day
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