My get up and go got up and went this week. I've been searching for it desperately and think I may have found the thief!
I started noticing a problem with water retention in my legs for the last couple of weeks - alarming, just sort of puffiness. The other thing I've noticed is that I've been feeling super sluggish. Almost like I had no metabolism/adrenaline/whatever it is that gives energy. My legs have felt very heavy when I've been out running and after exercise instead of feeling revved up and refreshed, I've been feeling like I just need to lay down for a while.
Tuesday while at work I was sitting at my desk and slipped my shoes off for a second. I often do that because my office is carpeted and if I'm wearing heels, it gives my achilles tendons a chance to stretch out a bit. When I went to put my shoes back on they felt tight, which made me take them back off and look at my feet closely. I couldn't believe what I saw! (I tried to take a photo to show you too but it wasn't translating well into a picture.) I had CANKLES! And my poor feet were so full of water they looked like this:
I don’t even know what made me think of it but I decided to go online and look up all the meds I’m taking and sure enough a new one that my doctor switched me to at my last visit seems to be the culprit. I stopped taking it and as of today my legs are back to normal. When I called the doc she agreed I did the right thing and put me back on the one I used to take.
You know why I don’t get to plant my new Day Lilies that I bought, or anything else for that matter? Because it was 32 degrees here this morning. But Spring is definitely somewhere out there because the birdies have come back to the bushes in my neighbors yard and they start chirping right around 4:45 each morning. Pain in the neck when I want to sleep in but great when I want to get up and run!
At least the tulips on my desk opened up fully. The colors inside are just beautiful. Have a great weekend everyone!