I came to a place I have gone for the past 6 years. It is obvious to me how my health has been affected since last year. I am trying to take it much slower and use non- public transport due to the heat and the changes in my body. The morning went pretty well, took Lyft( do you have that in England- never use it at home as I have a car) to my tour. I felt a little shaky but made sure I was well hydrated and had healthy snacks. I enjoyed the tour and the people- I know the tour guide from past trips. I had a nice lunch nearby and took Lyft to another part of town. Then I made the error of walking too much and taking the subway( the underground) to the market. However, this same walk and ride would have been nothing last year. I thought I would pass out at the market but stood holding my cart in the dairy section( very nice and cool there). I paid for my groceries and got a Lyft to my rental. I have been resting 2 +hours including a warm bath and lots of water and some meds. So my point is I am happy I came- there is still a lot to do but it is very very clear to me that I must keep out of the heat, be careful with my energy, be more careful about food( my stomach has become even more sensitive than ever!) and limit my activities to the most important. I am a little sad because I think my life will always be different now. I see people older than me who still seem so vibrant( people think I am- but I have been hiding the truth except to a few- and of course, all of you!) I had made a schedule but I am crossing out half the things so I can enjoy the ones I do and see my friends here when I can. Some of them know I almost didn't come but decided to come. This could be my last trip here( unless there is some miracle my drs. find). I know I have been very lucky to travel as much as I did esp when I was younger so I am grateful that I have seen so much. I just wanted to get this out somewhere with people who understand and who have seen their own lives change. I do hope tomorrow to see something that I consider a wonder- if so, I will have to figure out how to post a photo!
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