Good things are finally happening! Aaron got to see the neurologist yesterday, and she gave him some more blood pressure medicine - but just for 15 days. She gave him some explanations for the pain is having, and lists of food and drinks to avoid. They don't think he has chronic high blood pressure, but it's a mixture of the pain and stress.
And since he's off all those ridiculous narcotics, we were able to talk last night. I got home, we cooked dinner together, and just talked about all the shit that is/has been happening... and it was like a weight was lifted. Aaron and I both acknowledge that we internalize things too much (he maybe more than I), and we'll work on it. Although for now, the focus is on getting his headache gone. It's still there, just not horrible anymore. It's so great to have my Aaron back.
In other good news, I got back to the gym yesterday. I'm back to doing the Couch to 5K podcast. The last time I stopped (right before the IVF cycle) I was on week 4 I think? I decided to start with week 1 again, and it felt great! I was nervous I was going to have shin splints or something, but it was fine. I spent maybe 25 minutes on the treadmill, and then more like an hour using the amenities - soaking in the hot tub, using the sauna, taking a nice hot shower - it felt great.
The final bit? I went to Trader Joe's yesterday and stocked up on 'good for us' food, and lots of it. My plan is to cook up a lot of brown rice and have frozen stuff available so that no matter what crap may come our way, I have good food for us to eat. I feel so much better when I eat well, but it's the first thing to go when our lives get hectic. So much easier to pick up take out than to have to hassle with grocery shopping, which I hate - and then cooking. I'm also probably going to sign up for Peapod...and in the spring do the CSA food share. That way, I can maybe avoid needing to go to the grocery store all together!