Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?


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Ah the new year

What a start to a new year.  It has to improve from here.  I started feeling bad on 12/31.  I thought, “Oh no.  Not just in time for New Year’s Eve.”  Well yes, actually.  I was hoarse and my eyes were burning but I did indeed manage to stay up until 12:01 am 1/1/18 with my 12-year-old son, much to his delight.

I have gone to the local urgent care center three times since 1/1.  I’ve seen an eye doctor.  I FINALLY got a strong antibiotic yesterday.  And finally, I think I’ve turned the corner.  In this process, I have had the worst case of pink eye that I’ve ever seen or had, had a painful cough.  I am SO tired of this – I don’t have time for this – lol, or the energy.

One thing I’ve learned from this is that I need to speak up, repeatedly if necessary, until I am heard.  When I went to the urgent care center the first time, I told them I had an eye infection and a sinus infection.  All they gave me was an antibiotic, which the eye doctor later told me would have done nothing.  They ignored the sinus infection, and I was too miserable from the eye infection to think about it at the time.  Next time, I’m going to repeat myself firmly until I’m heard!  I know my body better than they do!

At any rate, I’ve only had three doses of the antibiotic but it definitely seems to be working.  Such a relief.  After eighteen days of being fairly miserable for one reason or another, the idea of feeling normal again is exciting.  Being me might be a good thing again!

 

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Two Weeks of Summer Left and All’s Well

Well, things have improved.  I don’t feel as down as I did last time I posted.  I suppose it is a cycle.  If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, things usually get better.

In two weeks, school starts again and my work schedule will go back to normal.  I imagine that getting back to a normal routine will be good for all of us.  There are things I need to take care of that are much easier to deal with when the kids are in school.  I know our daughter, bless her heart, will do much better once she readjusts to a school schedule.  Naturally, our son (12) is NOT counting the days – lol, he lives for an unscheduled life.  Little does he know, he doesn’t have a whole lot left of that – and I’m going to let him enjoy it as long as possible.

I’m sleeping better and imbibing less alcohol – not that I really drank all that much, but still cutting back has made a noticeable difference.  I’m not exercising like I want, but that too should change once school gets back in session.  At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.  Maybe I will work on that this week.  I should, I know.

I went to the library this weekend.  I am trying to get back into some of the things I used to enjoy: reading, writing, crocheting.  I just stopped doing them a long while back.  I’m sure it was depression.  And I’ve never really picked any of them back up.  I think it would be good for me to restart those activities.

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Crowning me … part 2

Tomorrow is the big day – I get my crown put in.  On.  Whatever.  I cannot wait for this process to be over.  My tooth aches at expose to warm or cold, which makes the combo of breakfast cereal and coffee painful.  It has gradually gotten better – I no longer need to take Motrin after breakfast for the pain – but it is still a bit painful at times.  I just want my mouth to go back to normal.

And Sophie?  She’s sick again.  She missed about half of February but did really well last week – that is, she went to school all five days.