Friday July 20th, 2018 6:45AM
This change has stabilized over several bedtimes: To bed once again at 11PM
New change for today:
Up this morning at 5:20AM. A sincere relief.
I teeter when I walk. Maybe I should say I shuffle walk.
Pain up last night and this morning by 35-40%. The joints in my legs feel more stable, hence my ability to shuffle-walk.
Sleep was restless, had some difficulty turning. The pain awoke me several times.
Something I do not know what to make of yet, I have reduced my water intake. I was drinking 3-4 litres now only 1 litre and sometimes less.
I had been taking 1000-3000MG aspirin 2 weeks ago but the Dr. said my stomach would start to bleed with such high doses. The pain has increased but I am not taking pain killers at all since Tuesday.
As the day wears on, stretching, moving, drinking water the pain and tension increase. By nightfall I can lay down with bent knees feet flat on the sofa and feel the musculature around my knees tensing up. An 7 inch circumference around my knee starts to inflame and pulls at the muscle till finally I cannot keep them bent. Last night when I did this I felt the muscle expanding for the first time in years. It is certainly a wonderful thing to do relaxation breathing, gentle tissue pulls with my hands, Reiki and so on, rather than feeling the area grow tense it relaxes.
I little history that has come back to me this morning:
When this all began in 2012 I had been working with a personal trainer for about 7 years. Each time we did a workout the right leg would seize up and I struggled for a week. We would train again and the cycle continued. Exercises that should have relieved the tension worsened it.
I eventually fell down the stairs and sprained my ankle.
In any case I stopped training by the end 2013 or 14.
I have been looking for exercises and finally found a few that do not cause too much contraction in the musculature.