Thursday, April 28, 2011
I am finally feeling better! They say it takes 2 weeks for medication to take effect and today is 2 weeks! I've had 2 nights of taking my new medication at night instead of in the morning and that seems to have done the trick. I've had boundless energy today and been very busy so I hope it keeps up, both the energy and the business.
Now I hope that I am in the majority of people taking pristiq that lose weight and not in the minority that gain weight! It is too early to tell but I don't seem to be as hungry so maybe, here's hoping. I don't even want to go near the scale as for the last couple of weeks, I grabbed anything to eat that I felt would make me feel better.
When i was having the nausea, a diet coke seemed to settle my stomach. And I rarely drink diet coke. One day I even had to have the last real coke in the fridge.
So here's hoping that I can progress past this point and get on with my life. Later.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Easter was wonderful! My son and his wife, and 2 grandchildren came over for dinner even though they didn't feel well. Both coughing with allergies. And Mom-in-law was there and my sister and her husband stopped by and my other son called to wish us happy Easter. We sang the following song at church and when we did, I had chills and a few tears come to my eyes!
Because He Lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He Lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know, He holds the future,
And life is worth the living, just because He lives!
We hadn't really planned an Easter dinner but stopped at Winn-Dixie to buy the fixings after Church. They were completely sold out of hams! So we ended up with a small hormel ham and I made home made macaroni and cheese and green beans. It was great! Hope you all had a great day as well!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Yesterday I was miserable. Nausea all morning so by the time noon rolled around and I felt okay, nothing got done. I have a pile of bills to attend to and don't want to do it if I can't concenrate. Guess I'll have to quilt.
Last night, hubby went out and got some dramamine and a huge bottle of tylenol because my head aches over my right eye. Always the spot. When I got up, I took a dramamine, had a pop tart and milk and coffee. Then 2 tylenol, waited a bit then took my meds. Hope all this helps to keep the nausea at bay. I will have to call the doctor on Monday. I have all the symptoms that Pristiq has to offer except the headache isn't included. Just a bonus I guess.
I was reading about Pristiq side effects online. It said that a very few percentage of patients experience weight gain!!! Most experience weight loss! I hope I am in the latter category and lose. Can just see me putting on weight instead.
I'm reallly boring. Later.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
WEll, I started my new medication on Friday and felt great for 3 days. Then on Monday it hit me, nausea, dizzyness, headache and sweating. All symptoms of the new med. I pressed on, taking tylenol for the headache and coping through the day. Yesterday, by noon, I started to feel better and had energy for the rest of the day. I even tried to take a nap in the afternoon and could not rest. This morning I decided to pay attention to how I felt. At seven this morning I had a pop tart and a glass of milk and then took my meds. So far, a little headache but the other symptoms haven't shown up yet so maybe I'm getting there. So far, there is no effort on my part to try to eat healthy. I'm grabbing anything I feel like eating. Mostly carbs and sugar which I guess I crave to alleveiate symptoms. I hope all this passes soon and I can regroup my efforts again. I have hope for the future.
Quilting has taken over my life and I love it! Of course I also love shopping for fabrics and good deals and I have so many good deals, I need to get a handle on it. I have 4 or 5 projects in the works, waiting for me to get to them. 4 or 5?? I mean 10 or 12. Last night I walked out of the quilt store with $50 bucks of fabric after spending $30 in the morning. I think I am addicted and need to stop! And SEW! ANd SELL maybe. My quilt shop had a pack of beautiful fabrics for a quilt kit but the patterns were gone. The stack was on sale for $50 and I had used a couple of the fabrics already so I bought it. Then I went online to the name on the edge of the fabric and manufacturer and I found a downloadable pattern for it!!! I decided this would be a beautiful quilt for my younger son and his wife but I wanted it big enough and of course needed backing fabric so last night, I bought a second pack to have enough. It is blues and a soft lime green and a few pinks. A few flowers but not overly flowered.
I've been working on Patriots in Petticoats which is a Civil War Quilt honoring women patriots! We have a block of the month meeting each month to pick up two new blocks. I would never have completed this quilt on my own as each block is 10.5 inches and has about 45 tiny triangles and squares in it. Really tedious but I am caught up on the blocks except the two that I got last night. They have a new one comiing out called Civil War Generals and I might do that one and give it to my younger son instead of the other quilt. Or maybe I'll give them both! AFter all, I've got to do something with them. The younger son was in the High School Band and they did a routine to Gettysburg music which, at the end, the Flag girls ran out onto the field and placed white wooden crosses in the ground as the band slowly marched off to the soft beat of a drum. Then they all ran off and left the crosses alone on the field! It brings chills to me as I think about! At that point, the crowd watching usually got really silent in awe! What an incredible performance. You can watch on You Tube I think, Choctawhatchee High School Band, FWB, FL. Gettysburg Performance.
Off to my day! Later!
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