Saturday, 4 October 2014

Drunk & disorderly

I currently wouldn't be able to pass an American sobriety test, you know, the one where you have to walk in a straight line. Yesterday I was bumping into walls as I wandered the corridors at work. Before you ask if my job has finally driven me to drink, no, I have an ear & throat infection, hence my inability to walk in a straight line. I have a sore throat, cough & sticky ears, so I'm having a lazy day today in the hope that my body will effect a rapid repair.

I have also diagnosed another problem, I don't have a solution yet, but understanding the problem is a big step forward. I get up 3 to 5 times a night to go to the toilet, I then frequently cannot get back to sleep, so I'm knackered the following day (nothing new there then). I have tried cutting down on my liquid intake during the evenings but it made no difference. I eventually realised that the more swollen my ankles were at the end of the day, the more times I was disturbed during the night. I think what is happening is that the fluid is draining away throughout the night via my kidneys & so causing the sleep disruption. I do try to walk as much as possible at work, but there are a few jobs where I stand for long periods & this is when my ankles swell. There is no way of avoiding this, the work has to be done, my ankles also swell if I sit for too long,This isn't a problem at work as I have a low seat & a foot rest, I'm also OK at home as I can alternate between sitting/standing/walking, it happens when I'm in a restaurant or pub or visiting friends  mainly because my legs dangle because I'm such a short arse.


Linda Metcalf said...

Hope you can rest over the weekend and get on the mend. It's that time of year for the bugs to start. Have you had your blood sugar checked? I was draining every drop of liquid I drank and was found to be diabetic.... Hope this is not the case for you.

Hard up Hester said...

Hi Linda, I've been checked for diabetes & other things like heart/kidney problems have been ruled out. One of our plans for today has been changed so I will get more rest.

mother noah said...

Have you tried support stocking when you are at work . They would help with puffy ankles

Hard up Hester said...

I'll try them, MN