Right now I’m going through Fentanyl, Ativan and Prednisone withdrawals which makes it really difficult to sleep, so I thought I’d try a short walk.
I ended up doing a 4 mile test walk to see where any potential problems areas might be, ie..lungs, leg cramps, diarrhea etc. The medications I’m on have some pretty nasty side effects, and with less than two weeks left until the Portland marathon, I wanted see what I’m going to be up against. When I was in the hospital, they put IVs in my arms and feet. The one that they put in my foot is really sore and hurts when I bend my ankle.
Well ,with the exception of some major shortness of breath and muscle fatigue, I think the “test walk” went fairly well . Because I’m still on a lot steroids, the undesirable consequences of todays walk probably wont surface until tomorrow. I’ll have a better handle on things , then. It’s amazing how weak a short hospital stay can make you.
At this point though, it’s still too soon to predict if I’ll be strong enough to walk a full marathon in two weeks, but I’ll give it my best shot.