The heat is really on. And so are my rashes and other complications of my lupus. Amd I cannot sleep soundly because it’s hot even if we are using the aircon. And I am thinking about our electricity bill. My back has some itchy spots as my daughter called them. I am thinking of getting myself a lotion to moisturized my skin but I am also hesitant because I am thinking that I might get some allergy. So I have to check with a derma. Maybe, I can asked my good doctor for a derma recommendation.
And so we visited Georgetown last Monday. I wanted to check their schedule for the swimming lessons. We are quite fortunately that there are three swimming lessons being offered near our place. Thats one of the things I love about Marikina. The offer different summer activities here in our area. I am glad that the staff still remember me and Anevay. The little girl was excited to take the plunge but I told her it’s not yet time. I had the lessons scheduled after holy week. It’s 12 sessions, from Monday to Saturday. And since Anevay wakes up at 9am, I had our time on the afternoon. Oh, I also enrolled myself. haha. I am a bit shy because I am old but I know this will help me a lot when it comes to rehabilitating my legs. After checking out the venue, we went to the mall to buy some swim wear for Anevay’s cousin who would also be joining us. Then I both them arm floaters. I was eyeing the barcode scanner because I was a bit conscious of my expenses. I make sure that what I buy is only what we need. Because we would be having a lot of expenses this summer. I need to pay for the swimming lessons, summer class of the little girl, out of town trips etc.
The speech of my doctor kept playing on my mind. He was scolding me because it took me three months before I got back to him for consultation. There are times when I really would not visit him for months and most of the time I encounter some problems. Now, in my recent check up, he told me I have a huge percentage of having osteoporosis, that is if I don’t have it already. That’s quite scare me. Now, I am picturing myself like the hunchback of notredame. Huh! That’s why I kept on motivating myself to exercise, drink milk and take my CALVIT. Which unfortunately I have not been doing. Oh yes, sometimes I can be hard headed. Hopefully I don’t have osteo.
The stiffness of my knee is not gone yet. As I walk I can feel the muscles stretching. It makes me think if there is a problem with my operation. But I guess I only lack practice. Sometimes I am afraid of the pain. Before I have a strong threshold for it but after the accident I got a fear of feeling the pain. So, I avoid anything tedious and stressful activities. I know if I keep on doing this, my muscle condition won’t improved. No, I’m not aiming to have sport trophies but I want to achieve a level of fluidness in my action. That’s why even if I am so lazy I keep on brainwashing myself that I need to exercise. I need to put some minutes in the treadmill. Not because I need to lose weight but because I need to move those bones to fight off osteoporosis.
Now I am back to eating fish and vegetables. Ever since I had my accident, I always end up eating pork and chicken and sometimes beef. Because that’s what the kids like and what my sister in law prepares. I really missed eating only fish and veggies. Even my sister misses those time that I cooked different meals that does not include pork. She even asked me to cook a certain meal when she saw that I can function in the kitchen. haha. And since it’s Holy week it was just right that we avoid meat. Although I know I am exempted because I belong to the ‘sick’ category. But I am trying my best to do some fasting for the Holy Week. Tomorrow, I hope the weather cooperate and it won’t be really hot because we will be out the whole morning for Visita Iglesia.