I have been trying to lose weight which is hard when you don’t feel like you can walk far. So, I decided to be proactive with reducing my calories whilst increasing my exercise. Easy you say, not really because I have fibromyalgia as well as Alzheimer’s disease which both affect the ability to be active, but I decided that I could start slowly and build up. So, day one, I roughly calculated my calorie intake and walked around the marina at a brisk walk where I live. Day two, again keeping my calorie intake around 1000 kc, I walked further round the marina, coming back and falling asleep in the chair outside our boat on the pontoon! Feeling good about the exercise, and knowing that if I keep going I shall start to lose some weight and be fitter and healthier.
I was summoned to the Treatment Centre to check my eyes. I had the usual visual field, GDX and another test and all the results were good. Fabulous! That’s what I always want to hear. The consultant asked me questions and finally said, I have never heard of the symptoms you are describing, he mused. Do I look smaller one side to you; no I answered it is usually when I am reading that it occurs, although my perceptions of buildings and road are weird. I find it fascinating I laughed, and he agreed. This sounds like a problem with perception and your brain he concluded saying he would write to my Doctor for a referral back to my head consultant, although it would probably be just for notification only. What an interesting Alzheimer’s Journey this is turning out to be!