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AUGUST 4, HANGING ON for me

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Been a struggle emotionally but I'm hanging in there. Had a grueling day and altercation with client that has been ongoing for months. Can't wait to finish. Anyway, I'm keeping track of my emotions, anxiety, irritability, depression, headache, heart burn, etc. Right after I took my meds this morning, I got mad at my husband and had a fight. He doesn't like me like this and I can't blame him. I'm seeing my regular doctor on Monday for a physical and he saw him today. Talked about my sleep issues and the doc said I needed to go to the sleep clinic again so we will have a chat about it on Monday when I see him. Had a much needed massage at 4:00 this afternoon and ready to relax for the rest of the night. Project Runway is on, my favorite! Later.

  
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SAFETYSUE 8/5/2011 3:25AM

    I am so sorry to hear you are still struggling with all of this!! I hope you find some answers! ((Hugs n Prayers))
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KASEYCOFF 8/5/2011 3:08AM

    I'm sure the sleep study must be difficult for lots of people - trying to sleep in a strange place, having the monitors, all that, would make anyone sleep differently from usual. Surely they must allow for that and repeat the test as needed. I hope they schedule you for another to see if they can get to the bottom of the sleep issue - even a small amount of habitual 'nonsleep' can take a toll.
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BEVPRESLEY 8/4/2011 10:11PM

    Today must have been the day for work worries. I know the massage helped relieve some stress. Deep breath, deep breath, tomorrow is another day.

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AMBERLEIGHM1 8/4/2011 9:29PM

    I'm so sorry you are still struggling; I hope you get some relief soon. I know med changes can be difficult on your system and make life more stressful. I will add you to my prayer list that you find a solution soon.

I hope you get an answer about the sleep study since you failed it and they didn't give you the CPAP and you have to deal with the restless leg syndrome on top of that. You're a trooper though, just do what you can and take breaks when you need to so things don't get overwhelming as often if you can. Peace, light, and blessings.

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August 3, Working for me!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Today I lost it. Something is not right with my medications. I am experiencing a good deal of anxiety and irritability when something isn't going right. This morning my internet connection came unhooked and I had to call in for help. During that time, I was frantic, and very irritable and not able to handle it. So I know my brain isn't working to the best of its ability. I guess maybe the meds I switched to left something out so I'll be calling my doc again today. I just want to sit down and cry so I'm heading to my sewing room as soon as I shower and get dressed.
I slept well last night I thought. Talked to my doc yesterday about this and we decided I would take a tylenol pm last night with a sedative. I slept all night. Must have as my husband slept down the hall due to my snoring and I didn't even miss him. POor thing doesn't even have sheets on the bed. But this morning, my brain is misfiring. I'm missing something that makes me feel good. And I know it. Been there before. Can't deal with my clients and I snap at my husband for nothing. I'm worried about my kids and just about everything. Got to get help for this and my head is splitting. This too shall pass. Depression is a terrible illness and it is real so please empathize with those who have it. Later. Got to call the doc.

  
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AMBERLEIGHM1 8/3/2011 5:44PM

    I feel so bad for you, I have suffered for depression and understand how it can affect every aspect of your life. I'm sorry you have had such an unsettling day, I hope you can get things worked out quickly with your doctor.

It might help writing your fears or anxieties down and the reasons they are likely to happen or not to happen and see if that brings any relief.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Peace, light, and blessings,
Amber

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KASEYCOFF 8/3/2011 12:14PM

    I know exactly what you mean - I'd think that feeling down would make me quieter or something, but the frustration and anger just overwhelm, leaving me feeling worse than when I started. I'm not sure there's any solution, but I'm hoping it works out with the meds / doc.
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NOEXCUSES4ME 8/3/2011 11:00AM

    I'm hearing ya! I hope you get it all figured out. Keep trying and glad your doc is involved. I don't know what I'd do without mine. It took a while, but I'm under control most of the time haha. Make sure to smile today no matter how hard :)

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AUGUST 2, WORKING ON ME!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

This morning I walked with my friend Pat. She and I both have sciatic nerve problems and hers was acting up so we just mosied along. I encouraged her to go to my massage therapist as he digs around and gets those nerves untangled! I feel so much better after 2 steady visits to him!
Last night we had a horrendous thunderstorm! I was out picking up a flower arrangement and got caught! The lightening was just over there it seemed and often. When I got home, the electric was out so I put the thawed chicken in the fridge and we headed out to a local restaurant where I made some poor choices. Then we went off to a movie rather than sit in a dark house. Capt America isn't worth seeing but there wasn't anything else to choose from. When we got home we had electric and the dog was glad to see us.
I am so glad this debt crisis is over (I think for now). What a fiasco. I'm not sure what we got is what we need but at least make a decision and get on with it. Later.

  
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KASEYCOFF 8/2/2011 12:00PM

    I mosey more than I power-walk, so I can identify - and I don't have sciatica. You're working on it, just take one day at a time.
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AUGUST 1, WORKING ON ME!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Kaseycoff made sure I saw the Spark calendar on 31 days to better sleep. I have it printed off and will read it every day! Now that has inspired me to start August off right and do something every day for me!

I feel depressed, like my meds aren't exactly right but I am fighting it off. There are lots of things I can be depressed about. I think I will list them just to get them out of my system.

1. Oldest son is not working but finishing up school next week and hopefully will get a job. Not hopefully but WILL get a job. His wife had surgery and is not working right now but she WILL go back to work soon, I hope! If this doesn't happen, guess who gets to help?

2. # 2 son is having job issues but likes his job.

3. Hubby is working part time at the local funeral home but hasn't had much work lately.

4. My business phone is not ringing for appointments! Been slow but doing all right with the appointments I've had.

5. The country is in debt up to its ears!

I'm going to stop right there and notice that all of the above comments have to do with jobs and debt and money! Ummm! There's a trend here!

My friend Pat is back from her vacation and we have scheduled a walk tomorrow morning at 6:30. We have vowed to get back into walking as we have been stagnant this year. Her mother's illness and passing have put a dent in her time but she is back in the swing of things. I'm looking forward to Fall and cooler weather! This has been a crazy summer for weather.

I just finished a bowl of shredded wheat 'n bran cereal with banana and skim milk. I vow to choose wisely for the rest of the meals and snacks today! Later!

  
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AMBERLEIGHM1 8/1/2011 12:22PM

    I'm glad you have the sleep calender to focus on and your walking buddy back, the little things really can make such a big difference. I hope you get some good sleep soon.

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SGKAYLOR 8/1/2011 11:55AM

    I'll have to go check out the sleep calendar. I understand the money woes, I wish it didn't play such a big part in our lives but it does

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KASEYCOFF 8/1/2011 9:43AM

    Oohh, I'm so glad to hear that the calendar may be helpful for you - fingers crossed!

Re the money worries - I hear ya. We're having the same fretting over here. Looks like we won't make it to the States this year, which troubles me a great deal, but... what's the current phrase? 'It is what it is'? *sigh*

And for what it's worth, I have a small bowl of shredded wheat 'n' bran every night before I go to bed. I forego the banana (spikes my BG) but I wouldn't miss my cereal!
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Yard Sale Quilts

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I have 9 more points to get to be able to spin the bonus wheel and that will put me over 500 points for the month. Where they came from I don't know but I have perfect attendance for a year and a half so I want to keep it up.
Today was my church's yard sale and there was the cutest black and white and red cotton polka dotted dress on the hanger. I thought it would make a cute quilt and it wasn't faded. I check all the racks of clothing and left with the dress, a pair of black and white polka dotted pants, a geometric cotton print shirt and a man's shirt covered with sailboats, all in good condition and the whole lot for $2.00. I have a secret dream that I would love to publish a quilting book and become famous but don't know if I'll get there. Don't tell Eleanor Burns about my book title "Yard Sale Quilts!" Wouldn't that be cute? I'd have to have good before pics showing me shopping, etc. I'll be quilting today as watching the news and the debt crisis and our hopelessly inadequate president who blames everyone but himself for our troubles is not on my list of things to watch today. Later.

  
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MARIUCCA 8/2/2011 9:48AM

    I think you have a great idea. It would be an easy thing to put together since you could do it all in stages-sort of like 31 days to better sleep. You could call it (blank) steps to Back Yard Quilts. Go for it!

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ELLIE381 7/30/2011 4:37PM

    I wish I could find some great deals like you found. I did find some clothing bags 6 of them for $2 which I used for the inside of large pillows for my son's basement but nothing worthy of a quilt yet.

What a great plan for a book. Can we be the first to read/buy it. LOL Good luck with your plans.

I am looking forward to visiting the U.S. in the next couple of months and maybe getting some quilting fabric. It is so expense here in Canada that I will stock up this time.

Great blog!

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AMBERLEIGHM1 7/30/2011 4:25PM

    I love the title of your book, own it and claim it, write it a little at a time, maybe start documenting the process of your quilts and taking pictures along the way to include in your book, I think you would be very talented and should pursue your dream. I'm glad you got such good finds. Have a great weekend.

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KASEYCOFF 7/30/2011 2:35PM

    That is a great idea, and a wonderful plan for people who'd like to quilt and don't know where to start, or how to collect fabric without spending a fortune. Really great idea. And when you publish it, let me know. I don't quilt, but I think the idea alone is brilliant! Can't wait to say 'I knew you when--' lol...
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MIMIDOT 7/30/2011 1:15PM

    Great title for a book! I hope you write it. I"m a quilter, so would be very interested. Good luck!

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