Why is it so b….y impossible to get moving in the mornings? Or maybe it’s just me!
I hear you loud and clear, most mornings i have a battle with myself to start the day…i guess its mot working so no real routine unless i have an appointment to attend. Plus my wife is working at home so i try and fit around what shes doing…
Itll change one day - im normally first up and doing stuff around the house.
Is it possible that it is the low point on medication doses ?
I used to be a morning person starting work at 06:30 now I just about manage to clamber out of bed by 9 am. Although if I have an appointment I can usually get up.
Hopefully it’ll get easier for you x
Yeh I struggle in the morning now, used to be get up and go person but feels like I can’t get myself working right till bout lunch time
I know what you’re all saying. Since my stroke 4 1/2 years ago I am very sluggish in the morning. I used to wake up “ready to go”, but now I sort of stumble around half asleep for a few minutes. I tried a cup of coffee, but it doesn’t “perk” me up either. I think maybe my brain is just not ready to wake up. I finally feel more like myself after about an hour . Jeanne
I wonder what how bio rythms and stroke interplay?
I wasn’t a lark before stroke, and things haven’t changed post stroke. My brain seems to want to take time to warm up before embracing the day. I am all the better for it though, if I dawdle in the morning. My cognitive energy peaks at about eleven-thirty just as I am getting into bed
Sometimes, sleepless, I’m up at 5am. Dawdle about, make a brew, then back into bed for an hour. Other days it is 9-10am before I’m up.
I’m retired so getting up for a time is unimportant. I think the work thing has a lot to do with how and when we take a rest. I can have a bad night then cat-nap during the day. Of course in a working day that becomes a problem.
I think if you are working or hoping to work you are going to have to get back into the routine. That will be a part of recovery.
I’m a year into stroke recovery and much of that time has been spent at rest. In the last three months I have become far more active and as a result more tired on occasions. I feel that rest is very much a part of the process.
I don’t think stroke recovery is something which will ever come to an end. I know I have still much to accomplish. In the mean time there has to be a balance between ‘getting better’, resting and ordinary day to day activity.
Primarily I think you need to be kind to yourself, don’t expect too much, but persevere nevertheless to reach those apparently impossible goals.
I recently began walking. (still got the hospital socks on)
YOU will progress and succeed!!
Keep on keepin’ on
Great pic @Bobbi …enjoy the sun on your face and the ground under your feet
Good to see you out and about, I don’t know if it is true but, apparently, one can walk faster in red socks.
Ahhh that’s where I’m going wrong…i’m.not wearing my red socks my walk this morning was very slow but it was a walk red socks it is next time
A walk is a walk Ann - great job!!! Heres the car ive ordered today, picture it in royal blue…
Wont get it till April i think…
Hope youre doing ok x
Car looks great Andy @TRFCANDY53 I can picture it in Royal Blue. Blue is my favourite colour. April isn’t too long away. Happy motoring
I wonder who Kermit is to my Fozzy Bear!!!
I think I might leave you to decide that one i loved fozzy bear when i was a kid
Me too - and i grew into him lol…
My cat forces me out of bed at 7 but I don’t mind too much as I was always a “Lark” not an “Owl”.I realise I miss some good tv programmes by going to bed approximately 12 hours later…Sometimes I get up for a bite of toast and a cuppa at 3 am…But the one thing that is good about post stroke is that one can indulge otherwise odd behaviour!
Got two that try that