I have really curtailed my travel plans for the summer and my canoeing has been limited by the heat and my upper body strength loss, yet I still find thing about my disease that make me laugh. For instance, I check to see if I closed the garage door numerous time throughout the day, yet I almost always fail to zip my fly after going to the bathroom! That strikes me as funny. Another quirk is that, even though my wife manages my prescriptions, I must know how many pills I take at each dose and I count the pills numerous times before I take them. If I go to bed and don't personally check to see if the doors are locked, I must go back and check, twice.
Another quirk is that before my diagnosis, I took at least one shower a day. Now, I really find showers annoying and only take a shower when I am going to be with people. And, I only shave on Sunday! I cannot remember to get a haircut and only go when my hair touches my ears. Then I get it cut extremely short. I used to get my hair cut every two weeks!
Still another change is my new introvert nature. As I have written before, I always liked to be with people, crowds, and at events. I drew energy from large groups of people. But now, I only want to be home, with my wife, or with my best friends. I enjoy only what I am comfortable with and do not like new experiences or locations. I can go to our best friends home and be perfectly comfortable. Why, because I have been at home in their home for 30 years. But take me to a new place and I am not comfortable and I clam up.
I guess, I am just moving into the next phase of my LBD, at least that is what I read on WEBMD. My inability to deal with extreme temperatures, extreme sweating, inattention to life's details, all point to my progression. No big deal, just the facts. As a tech rep friend of mine says; "It is what it is".
So, that's where I am today. I am still interested in what tomorrow will bring.