All the scheming and plotting I did with my doses of medicines didn't make a heck of a lot of difference in the way I felt today, except that as it became evening, I felt a lot more tired and had to go to bed prematurely and sleep for a few hours. I would say that, for all the mental effort I put into the plan, it didn't turn out the way I had hoped at all, and so you can see that manipulating events to turn out the way you want them too, is not really a good occupation and is best left to underworld figures and crime bosses. It's too calculating an effort to an ordinary person like me, and does not really become me. I should have known better than to think that I could set things to my hand, and I hope that you will remind me to never take up behavior like this again. Tomorrow I will return to my old schedule.
In the meantime, because of the weather, my fibromyalgia is acting up, and I am sitting here with the fingers of my right hand all stiff and swollen up. They get that way regularly now that it often is damp and cold, and I am looking forward to warm and dry weather which no doubt will improve my condition. I am very lucky in that the anti-inflammatory medicine that I take helps a lot against the pain and I would be in worse shape if I didn't take it. That silly idea of the orthopedic surgeon to take a less strong one I only tried for two days, and then went back to the original one because of the amount of pain I was in. Sometimes specialists don't know what the heck they are talking about. Not that he is a specialist in fibromyalgia. Only my rheumatologist is.
The new leather armchair I have is very good to sit in because it isn't too soft and gives me enough support. It is very comfortable for my back and I never get pain in my hip when I sit in it. I have found out that any surface that is too soft or too hard will give me problems in that area. It is also a big enough chair to curl up into when I really want to get comfortable and also provides room for Tyke when he wants to sit on my lap. Tyke is not really such a little dog. I have wanted a chair like this for a long time and this one is like the armchair I had in the Sates, but that is more than 20 years ago. I have had to do without a really good one all that time. I do think that this was a sacrifice.
I have made a new shopping list today and am moving on to some different kinds of foods. I have the tendency to eat the same sort of things for a while until I get tired of them and then I pick some other things to fix until I get tired of them. I have been eating a lot of potatoes and now I am going to be eating dishes with pasta. I have fairly successfully been eating cheese and it is agreeing with me better than any other dairy food, so I will be able to eat grated cheese on the pasta dishes. I am looking forward to that very much.