Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Ha! I've figured out at least part of why I've been worse again this year. It's just seemed like I wasn't having the good weeks that I had a year ago. Anyway, when I was first diagnosed with CFS I stopped drinking alcohol completely - partly because the anti-depressants that I'm on say "limit alcohol". Then last year I found that I could have the occasional drink - more than one and I'd feel a bit worse the next day. Well that went from having the odd one or two, to having one drink most nights, usually a yummy macs great white or black, sometimes a glass of wine. And its taken its toll. Seems the odd one here and there's OK but regular, even minimal consumption is no good. Anyway I've been dry for a week and am feeling much better than the previous week. We're going out on Friday to a new place and I'm going to let myself have one. And I get to wear my new shoes :-) I've started letting Kiwi off her leash when we walk down the quiet back roads. She's mostly good but is very much lead by her nose, which is OK except when she follows it onto the road. But I've started working on that with just a "No" and even after two or three I could see her start to hesitate before wandering onto the road so. She's also just moved into her big shiny run that Nick's made so she can get out and wander around. Its even got a little self-filling water bowl - works just like a horse trough. Next up - a new kennel. Very exciting - we met a whippet on our walk today - she liked that. This is her napping on her bean bag aka the tuffett.