The good feeling that started with yesterday's acupuncture treatment lasted the rest of Monday and into today. I feel stronger than I have felt in quite awhile. Lisa, my massage therapist, came today instead of the usual Thursday, and the massage increased my feelings of well being. I've been out of bed a little bit more without the overwhelming fatigue that has been with me for such a long time. Marty is out (he had to take care of things like laundry, getting a haircut, etc.) and I was able to make my own lunch (a chicken pie) and eat it sitting in the kitchen.
I'm still trying to deal with the accumulation of paperwork and bills that are piled on the bed. I thought I'd get to some of it today but I just don't feel that motivated. I'm going to try to get it sorted into piles at the very least, so maybe I can tackle it tomorrow.
Kathy was here and she said that the Reiki practitioner is definitely coming on board, so I am looking forward to trying that. I'm also going to switch to another acupuncturist, Anne, who lives across the street but is willing to treat me here. It's a lot more expensive, but I think the time is approaching when I'm just not going to be able to make it out that much.
Kathy and Julie also think I need to look into hiring an additional PCA as Ann has only a limited number of hours. I'd really like to find someone else through personal contacts; I put in a call to Cheryl at B.U. to see if any of the students in her program would be interested. And I sent an e-mail to Debbie at the National Empowerment Center who mentioned back at the holiday party in December that she knew someone who might be available.
On days when I feel strong, like today, it's hard to think about how needy I can be when I feel weak and can barely get out of bed, but I need to face the fact that the general trend is that I will continue to get weaker.