I have mentioned before about fatigue, as I have to have a nap everyday. But one way to help combat or certainly manage it is fatigue management. This means planning your days and weeks carefully so you don't over exert yourself, for example on Tuesday mornings, I go into the office for three hours. This requires a lot of thinking and using the brain which causes cognitive fatigue. So in the afternoons we go swimming which does not require a lot of thinking but is more physically strenuous. It is just being aware of where your limits are in your daily activities and how much recovery or rest time is needed, if any at all.
This week has been quite hectic and busy, in a good way, I love being busy. But we did make a conscious effort to make today more of a rest day because I have done activities and these blogs every day, also I have had three early morning starts, so I have lost out on some sleep there. One thing I have noticed is in reducing one of the drugs I am on, I can feel myself being more alert and my memory is a little more realiable, which is nice and gives me great hope and inspiration for the remainder of my recovery and eventually getting back to work.
So this morning was spent at a lazy slow speed I even brought Amy a cup of tea in bed, I know you must be thinking she is spoilt. Then this afternoon I went to Headway for the media course, it was the dress rehearsal and therefore last session before we go into the studio and record a radio programme we have been writing and working on for the last seven weeks.
The course has been a brilliant way for me to practice my journalistic skills, without the pressure of a news room and get to know a few people at Headway, who I might see on Wednesday mornings, a little better.
We then had a little mouch around Gloucester with one of Amy's friends from work and might I just say what a fantastic day it was, I hope you are enjoying the summer sunshine.
Having lived in Cheltenham for my job for the last six years, I am not as familiar with Gloucester as I should be, considering I've covered so many of the rugby teams from there.
So it was lovely to have a good walk around the city and have a mini tour.
Right, my orders are in, I have got to go make dinner; on the menu tonight is pesto pasta.
Thanks for reading
Edit - I originally posted this blog wrong and could not edit it as I forgot the password to the app we use! Just another example of brain injury affecting every day life.