I left my device on Group “B” settings last night, and managed to get off to sleep without any trouble. I slept right through until 5am, when I woke with dyskinesia in my neck and right arm (again), but have to say it wasn’t as bad as it was yesterday morning. Still, it prevented me from getting back to sleep for another couple of hours, and at 7am I decided to get up, get dressed and get myself downstairs.
I deal with a couple of email enquiries about my video, and then take the dog for her morning constitutional. We are going away for the weekend this afternoon, visiting friends in Brighton, attending another friend’s Baby Naming Ceremony in Worthing, calling in to see my wife’s grandma near Reading, and then dropping in on my daughter in Stevenage for a cup of tea on our way back home. It’s gonna be a busy one!
Tremor seems remarkably under control this morning, and my balance (and walking) are much improved. Mood, motivation and energy are all good. Dystonia is okay, so it’s just a little dyskinesia that I have to deal with – no big deal!
I dash in to North Walsham to buy wine, beer and flowers for our hosts, and champagne and flowers for the parents of the baby whose Baby Naming Ceremony we are attending
I decide to wash the car (it hasn’t been done since before I went into hospital in April), so hunt out the bucket, car shampoo, sponge and leather and set about the task enthusiastically! It takes me a couple of hours (about twice what it should), but I’m pleased with the results, and I haven’t spotted any bits that I’ve missed (yet). Checked oil and water (perfect) and we’re ready for the off.
My wife has a job that she has to get finished before we leave today so, while I’m waiting for her to return, I vacuum downstairs, load the dishwasher and put it on, and give the kitchen a good clean and a tidy – I know how she hates coming back to an untidy house. Then it’s time for the dog’s afternoon walk (she never fails to remind me), pack my stuff in the case that we’re taking, and I’m all good to go!