I suppose that every now and again I have to accept that perhaps I need to spot signs and do something about it. For example over the past few days I've noticed how often I'm finding myself light headed, when out or when getting up. It's nothing new, I've always had this issue, but it's been once every so often, so I've I'm used to it and just stop and wait till it goes away.
The thing though that made me stop and think was yesterday's post and the comments about food. I perhaps haven't been eating enough of late, in my attenpt to save money. I should try and eat a bit more so I've gone out and bought biscuits to have with my drinks of tea and coffee through out the day. I can but rule out the lack of food before I head to my doctors and be told that I'm not eating enough and need to eat more through the day. I hadn't paid much attention to it till yesterday, but eating only twice a day, and at intervals of between 11 and 13 hours is perhaps pushing the limits some what.
So I have recognised the danger, and hopefully I'll notice a difference, it's not that I have passed out with this, no I normally only go light headed, though in the past I have encountered dizzy spells as well with it, and indeed have fallen down stairs and also in a bath and really caused bad bruising on my legs and back, but it's never been too much of an issue, and even the doctor wasn't to concerned. Still it's always good to try and prevent this from escalating isn't it and so here I am.
What's nice though is that I already feel good in myself for being able to give myself a quick answer as to why I'm feeling as I have been. With my recent bout of ill health and the breathing issues, I've had very little idea as to why it's happened and what's caused it. Being the type of person that has in the past been able to identify issues and helped solve health issues the best I could, unless, medical supervision was required, I've questioned myself a lot, and came up with a myriad of ideas as to why my health has been so bad. None of them of course have given me the solution and I've pushed on, through the difficult times and had to restrict my desire to push myself further than I could. Yet, and I say this touching every piece of wood in my flat, since my last bout of ill health a couple of weeks ago, I've actually seen a slight improvement in my health.
One of the noticeable things has been the total lack of having to use my blue inhaler. It started with the introduction of the steriod tablets, and since then has continued since I finished that treatment. I'm still using the brown inhaler which is a lesser dosage of steriods, but I think since Friday 22nd March, I think I've had to use my blue inhaler about 3 times, and of those 2 where seperated by about a week. I'm not sure what is going on, but I'm happy with it. The next step after perhaps another week or so will be to try going out for a walk, the local 4 mile walk that I used to do, daily to see how I cope with that at a gentle pace, before slowly building up to see where I'm at full stop. Hopefully I can get round without any issue and can increase my fitness levels once more, that would cheer me up, and put me in a good mood. Of course that leads me back to the start of this entry and if I do get back into walking 4.7 miles a day in around 50 minutes or so, I will need to increase my calorie intake, as I dare say I'm consuming less calories than would be burned on a walk of that pace.