Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Symptom Log: Day 23

For the past several hours these have been my symptoms:
  • Paraesthesia (Partial numbness, tingling, buzzing and vibration sensations)
  • Depression
  • Cognitive dysfunction (Short-term and long-term memory problems, forgetfulness, slow word recall)

That's it. I got the vacuuming done, cleaned the toilets, and wiped down my cupboard doors without any physical incidents at all, except for the ever-present numb hands.

(I realize that I have now cursed the rest of the day.)

I've been writing... a lot. One of the daily practices I have been doing for the past week or more is a short, one page exercise that can be knocked out in 10 to 15 minutes at the end of the day.


I pick a single adjective that describes the day I just finished and an adjective that will describe tomorrow.

Best Thing/Worst Thing

Exactly as advertised. I write down the best thing and worst thing about the day.

Win List

I write down everything that was good about the day. So far the longest list I've made has 10 things on it. The shortest, 3. This different than a gratitude list, because it just has to be FTW! Last week I listed the shrieking/crying child who fell down in front of me on the list because it was an excellent example of karma in action. The kid totally had it coming.

10 Things I Want Off My List by Tomorrow

Again, exactly as advertised. This is how I remind myself that I can step away from the computer/puzzle/project/writing and do something else. It's the time when I remind myself what to put on the shopping list, stuff to ask Joe or The Internet about. My list also reminds me to drink tea, look up an article, research something, stretch, do yoga, get my yoga pants hemmed and to read something every day. Some parts of my list repeat daily, some parts are brand new with each list.

I <3 Lists.

1 comment:

  1. LOL For the first couple of years after I was diagnosed I was OBSESSED with lists! I think I was just obsessed with being able to measure that I had actually done something that day. Glad to hear that the symptoms are slightly less than they have been, that's GREAT!