Saturday, February 3, 2018

January Update...Three Days Late!

Well...Old man winter has not been kind this year. It has been so cold and bleak here that I feel the winter blues have officially set in. I still do my eye exercises and therapy every day at least twice and sometimes three times. I've been trying to get back to practicing yoga 20 minutes a day as well to get ready for cardio again. I really love this YouTube channel (Cole Chance) for my yoga practice.  They average 20-30 minutes and there are a lot of basic poses that are accessible for my cervical dystonia. If I try something that is too difficult then I get upset and frustrated and want to quit. It's better to stick with poses I can do (even if they seem too simple) to create a sense of accomplishment. The third week of January my husband and I decided to get out of the cold and we booked a week in Florida on the gulf coast. We took our 8 year-old for a week of sunshine and felt the sugary sand in our toes. It was the first trip I have taken in over three years that was not medically necessary. It was nice to see my husband and son have a good time and relax. This whole journey has been difficult on everyone and it was a much needed break from everything. The day after we got back from our trip it was Botox day. I tried 250 units instead of my usual 200. I am anxious about this, but I figured it was worth a try. I'm praying my head does not flop. When it does, it is when I am eating or brushing my teeth. I'm hoping all of the exercises and and eye therapy are kicking in and it won'be too bad.

My son in front of the beautiful Don Cesar Hotel. (and no, we did not stay there...) I love architecture and this grand building is such a gem.