I woke up tired and we have been busy all afternoon running errands. Some errands I was just driver and Bill did the running in and out.
Hard to believe but I did sleep better at sleep center than I did here last night. I tried ear plugs but they only lasted a couple of minutes . I was expecting that but I thought I would try anyway. Even when I worked in power plant I rarely wore them in places I should have.The fan room was only place I put them in. I fixed my sleep mask but it didn't last long either. Arms did not go to sleep as bad as usual.I think getting the bed adjusted right will help that.
Have been battling fluid for several days. Sometimes it will do that. I could take extra today as I have to plan my meds when going out. I really don't want to leave a puddle somewhere. I will take extra again tomorrow.
My eating has been not good. In fact very bad. Today has been much better.
This has been one of those days when I can't seem to win and nothing goes right.I keep dropping stuff and you know what kind of day I mean.We all get them.
We do have a couple of movies to watch later. I had enough coke reward points for 2 free rentals.
Tonight is every man for himself and we agreed that an easy way to do that was subway.
Am restocked on my fresh fruits and veggies. Will make soup tomorrow or Monday.
Did get a few pictures today. I have decided to not keep pictures on my computer.So I am uploading them somewhere every day. I have many to get organized and on flash drives and then I will delete them. I don't know why I am keeping so many anyway but what can I say. I like them and I don't want to print them.Altho I have gotten a few that I may print out and frame.
Ok Here are todays. Some of these were taken from my car while I waited on Bill.These first two were taken by me as Bill was steering the car that I was driving. ( I know--Not legal to do)There are these awesome trees along the road that get the brightest yellow blooms. First is to show them along road and then a close up.
This guy was in parking lot at Publix and the next is a cool looking light
This guy was next to block buster
These from my back yard
This may be a repeat
I have had the most butterflies this week.
Well I just heard the clothes dryer so I better go.Hope you are having a good weekend.
Well it was interesting that's for sure. A few hours before time to go our rain came thru. Bill kept trying to talk me into letting him take me.He was worried about me having to get my walker in and out of car twice. I had to check in one place and then go to other side of parking lot to actual place for test.Once it got close to time the rain was almost stopped.Then Bill wanted to follow me so he could help me get in.He is such a worry wart. I went by myself.
Now to test. I mostly just dealt with Lucas who was one big guy but very nice. The first thing he did was take me to my room and showed me the bathroom which was next door. He gave me a short questioner and told me to change my clothes. When he came back he started explaining everything.Why my doc ordered the test.All the stages of sleep and what they meant. All the stuff he would be putting on me and why. Then he put a cpak on me so I could see how it felt.The one he used only goes over the nose. Make it hard to talk. Bill said they should have left it own.
There was a nice TV but didn't get to watch it much. The last thing a fat person wants around is a big mirror and my room had two big ones which you will see in first picture.Second picture is a beautiful portrait of me with mask on. And last is just before I climbed into the bed.
It ok to laugh. I did.
Ok If you are thru laughing I will continue.
There was a reason he had me try the mask. He said that according to what they saw when I was asleep he might come back in and put me on O2 or put the mask on. So he wanted me to know what it felt like. He did tell me he would not give me any results but the fact that he did neither of the above it looks like i don't have sleep apnea.
The bed look comfortable but as we all know looks can be deceiving. It was adjustable but he said he didn't want to raise head unless he had to. When I laid down my back started hurting right away and it was hard to breathe.He raised it just a slight amount and I was ok. He had also told me once I got in bed I could not sit up or get up by myself.I would have to call him. Next he told me to stay on my back until he told me otherwise.He then turned out lights and closed the door. The he came on the an intercom.He had me blink my eyes and move my eyes and different facial things to make sure the wires were working.Then I was allowed to turn over.He taped the wired going to my legs.Then I had things all over my head.next to my eyes and jaw plus chest and shoulders.Also had a band around chest and stomach.Even had a thing at nostrils with little thing next to mouth that showed them if I was breathing thru nose or mouth. All this crap on and you are suppose to sleep. He said I could keep my caffeine diet coke for dry throat but since I could sit up or reach it that was a bust. But amazingly I slept fair decent. Knee pain,back and dry mouth did wake me several times but went back to sleep fairly quickly. Slept better than at home.That tells me Bill's snoring is disturbing me too much too. Also for some reason my arm did not go to sleep. That is another big problem in my bed.
I was still tired and it wasn't even 6 yet so I went back to bed. Felt like truck ran over me when I got back up.Took my shower to get all the goop out of hair.I did notice my eyes were very blood shot.Unusual .
So that is about it. It wasn't a bad experience but i don't want to do it again. I am going to try some changes at bedtime. I am going to start using my sleep mask from shift work days. It will make room dark but can lift it to see if I need to get up etc. Then I will check into ear plugs.Bill's snoring is much better but will still try ear plugs.
Oh He did say that sleep apnea can be hereditary.Both my sons have to use masks.But they are also great big boys.William was so bad he would fall asleep driving.
Ok My friends.That is how I spent my night. Shows what an exciting life I have.
Looks like today will be a beautiful sunny but hot day. have a great day.
We finally got some rain today.Still cloudy out there.But I thought it was going to be a big storm but it wasn't.
I just can't seem to get back on track.i do get so tired of this roller coaster I seem to be on. And even worse it looks like I have had a big gain. Trying to not stress so much about it.And do what I always say and be as kind to myself as I would someone else.
Ok Here are Pics I took today. I have decided to not store pics on computer.I will put them on flickr,facebook and on a flash drive just for pictures.I don't know what the limit is on facebook but I paid for the premium package on flickr and that has no limit. And I can always retrieve anything I want on my flash drive.
Sorry it is always butterflies.I will try to get something new
Ok Time to get stuff ready to fix for supper.Then get my stuff ready to take tonight to the sleep study. Have a good evening.One good thing about study is I can't do late night eating tonight.
I will first fess up to fact that my eating was not good.Better than yesterday. My weight is way up but I am also full of fluid so I don't know where I am weight wise.
It was so nice having Brianna spend the night. She is a joy to have a round. We both slept late and she was doing chores around house soon after she got up without me asking.
We finished our Mexican domino game we started last night.I did win but it was close. Before she left to go home she changed all my sheets on my bed and vacuumed the house.
After supper Bill and I drove to see where I have to go tomorrow night. Good thing we did. We were lucky enough to see a guy walking thru parking lot with scrubs on.We found the sleep place and he was headed to it.I asked him if that was right place.Turns out he is one of guys that will be there tomorrow. He told me I had to go to another building first to sign in and then he would come get me.I will just have to park car twice. I am surprised that one of techs isn't a woman.It doesn't bother me but I can see where some older women might be uncomfortable. Since I am having fluid I am sure it will show in my breathing.
I did take some more pics today. I may end up double posting some pictures as my photo download works differently now. It use to show me what had already been downloaded but now it doesn't.
This first one is Bill's favorite flower in the butterfly garden but it only blooms during the day and blooms don't last long. Then I have some bee shots.
It has been a little busy today. My eating was way off but it was still a good day.
My grand daughter Brianna came over around noon and she will stay til after supper tomorrow. I had to go get a coumadin check and then we went to lunch. While we were there Bill popped in to surprise us. We did get some sad news. One of our favorite waitresses was badly injured in a hit and run accident over the weekend.She is a single mother of a little boy. She was on the back of a motorcycle and someone rammed them from behind.She is in critical condition. So sad.
Next we went to grocery store as Brianna was going to cook supper for us so we went to get what she needed. It was not low calorie but she did a good job.She made baked spaghetti. About a ton of cheese in it and a zillion calories. She did it all herself. I was her sou chef. But I did very little. mainly just watched her.
That is only thing she knows how to fix except for a tuna melt. I told her I would teach her how to cook a few things.She is going to let me know what and then I will show her how.
Then after supper we played some domino's. And tried some of the new pretzel M&M's.
So tomorrow I will have to be on starvation mode for all I ate today. It is nice having Brianna here. She was also doing all kinds of housework while I worked on the computer.
And the computer kids bailed me out and helped me big time. He synced into my computer and got my printer going for me and got rid of the live email thing I got somehow.. It was kewl to sit here and watch my cursor moving all over the place and making changes etc. No stress for me. he did a great job. So most of the major stuff is done. Now all I have to do is get an inventory of what I need him to get off my hard drive.He already saved a bunch. I don't think there is much .I will make him a list and give him a flash drive and he will put it on flash drive for me. It will take me til the end of next week but he said no problem.Just drop it off when I know what I need. he is my new hero. This new computer is so much faster than my old one. I am sorta glad the other one bit the dust. I had stuff on other one I needed to get rid of anyway. Ok here are some more pics. The first two both have 2 butterflies in them.First time I got two at same time as usual I only see one at a time.
Here are some more
Ok have a good night. I will be good tomorrow. I know my eating was bad but it was a good day.Got stuff fixed on computer and had some fun time with Brianna.