Thought I would just provide a quick update. I went on holiday!!!!!!
Decided that it would be good to test my new higher levers of mobility. I live on the outskirts of Brighton so the journey to the railway station is long and expensive (if I take a cab). By sheer coincidence I found out that a hotel in Hove was offering half price accommodation. So, I decided I would book into this hotel for one night and walk along the seafront to test my legs. Next day I would travel by train to London and stay with my friend overnight. Following that I planned to visit my daughter the next day and then nip over to Russell Square to stay in a proper London hotel for the night before travelling home.
Well by Jove, with some adjustments, I did it. The room in the hotel in Hove was fab. Before arriving I stopped at a little cafe and had tea and a pastry. I was too tired to walk along the seafront but I was able to go out and have a pleasant meal. Next morning I felt fresh but a little worried about traveling. You see I chose not to drive a long time ago so I am reliant on public transport.
The train journey was great and I met my daughter and friend in Victoria. I rested for a while and then we caught the bus to my friend's house. Next morning her lovely partner drove me to my daughter's place and I also had a good time walking around Newington Green then to the London hotel which was rather old fashioned and very nice. Next day I 'did' the British Museum. Perhaps a step to far. I started to become disoriented and could not find my way out. Had to stay at the hotel an extra night. I slept from 18.00 to 08.00 but I was warm and very comfortable. Trust me to go off on a jaunt at the tail end of the most miserable winter I can remember. I was able to travel home in comfort because I was rested and even resisted a cab home from the station and took the bus. I did spend the next three days in bed though and I thought some of my old symptoms had come back permanently. Fortunately not.
At the back of my mind I thought that this journey would prove whether I can handle a 10 day trip to Puerto in Tenerife in 12 days time!!!!! I think I will be able to because getting there will be easier than the London trip and I will not be doing much at the other end.
Without triiodothyronine I would not have been able to make the London trip which in terms of time was the longest trip I have been on for four years. My daughter and her partner were in tears and my friend was amazed at my level of fitness. I have a long way to go but today I started feeling that slightly shaky feeling which is about metabolism stepping up a gear. I am not so hungry and am avoiding high carbohydrate foods (except for the Hove pastry). I have only noticed this effect once in about 17 years and that was due to a whacking great amount of thyroxine. I used to be so good at managing my weight in this society designed to encourage high levels of consumption; that all went by the board when I became profoundly hypothyroid. Now the intention is back.
Now I have to develop my balance again so I can start exercise. Slowly I will build up to being able to do weight bearing exercise. Losing weight will greatly contribute to new fitness levels and for the first time in a very long time - I am very happy.
Love to you all