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Called in sick today.... still have headache and feel all wrung out...

Friday, November 05, 2010

I slept and woke up, ad nauseaum...kept waking up in spite of my CPAP. I called in sick at my usual wake up time of 5:00 a.m., fed the cats and went back to bed for about 3 more hours. I think today is just for resting and sparking.

I had someone suggest the migraines could be hormonal but I am not on hormones and I am postmenopausal. My best friend thinks it is stress as I do have a fair amount of stressful situations in my life at present.

Whatever it is, today will just be a "me" day and resting time to collect my thoughts and pay some bills since today is payday.

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MARPET44 11/6/2010 7:28AM

    I hope you had a restful "me" day. You have been under a lot of stress and it takes awhile to recover from your knee surgery. Hope all is well today. Have a great weekend.

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MSLZZY 11/5/2010 9:39PM

    Everyone deserves a "me" day! Hope it gets better tomorrow!

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CATLADY52 11/5/2010 6:08PM

    Good for you. emoticon emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/5/2010 2:18PM

    emoticon Staying at home is the best thing you could do, I think.

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JEANUT 11/5/2010 10:14AM

    Sorry to hear you are still having headaches.
Try to get some rest sweetie.

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MARITAK 11/5/2010 9:59AM

  Thanks for the update. Rest well today. emoticon

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Had to leave work early due to migraine...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

First I had the scintillating scotomata and then a headache hit. So as soon as I didn't feel dizzy I drove home and am resting in my recliner, sparking...and resting...I don't know if there is a connection, but last night I slept 11 hours and felt almost drugged in the morning and had trouble waking up....Perhaps getting too much sleep was a contributor to having a migraine....I can't think about that too much right now...still have headache and probably should just shut my eyes and rest....

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PICKIE98 11/4/2010 6:10PM

    Been there, doen that for years, UNTIL I STOPPED TAKING Premarin, estrogen therapy!! Turns out, all those years, it was hormonal,, I did not connect the two until after I made the decision to stop taking it, but within two weeks I realized, no more headaches!! I used to get them about four times a month while taking it,, they lasted three days, I could not see out of one eye, vomiting and nausea, in bed 24/7 never again ahd one after.. talk to your doc and see if it is hormonal

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CATLADY52 11/4/2010 5:33PM

    They sound terrible, migranes. I've never experienced one but I can try to imagine. Sounds miserable. Hope you feel better. emoticon

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JOFOR15 11/4/2010 5:17PM

  Sorry. I remember my migraine days. They weren't fun.

Thank GOD I do not get them anymore!

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MSLZZY 11/4/2010 5:06PM

    DD1 has migraines and she's a teacher. How she does it, I haven't a clue. Rest those eyes and hope you feel better tomorrow. HUGS!

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11 hours of sleep with lots of "nightmares" (REM)

Thursday, November 04, 2010

I dreamed I was married to my first husband (the deer poacher) and he shot 5 deer in one day (in my dream) and it seemed this dream (or was it a nightmare?) went on and on.....

I went to bed extra early and my back is pretty sore after 11 hours there. But as I am slowly regaining consciousness I think it was a good thing since the two previous nights were pretty restless.

I plan to go to the gym and swim tonight and that should help the stiffness I am feeling now. Thank goodness it is Thursday and then only one more day until the weekend.

I think I will ask for a week off towards the beginning of December. That will be a great time to have off as I might avoid some driving in the snow. emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 11/4/2010 4:21PM

    Hope2be said sometimes dreams send us messages...actually sometimes they are just re-hashing of our waking life....after I thought about it, the day before I had told my friend at work how when our cat on the farm caught a lot of mice, he would line them up in a row to show us what he had caught. In my dream my ex-husband had brought the deer in the house and lined them up in a spare bedroom and showed them to me. I find this parallel quite amusing if nothing else.....


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MSLZZY 11/4/2010 8:17AM

    Hope your day goes better. HUGS!

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HOPE2BE 11/4/2010 7:12AM

    Sorry to hear you've been having nightmares. I believe that there are messages being sent to us in dreams. I try to analyze mine. What we sometimes look at like a nightmare is really something that is logical. Glad to hear you maybe getting some time off in Dec. I too like not having to drive in snow.

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Oh, Sleep, it is a gentle thing beloved from pole to pole....

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I had a teacher who made us memorize almost the whole Rime of the Ancient Mariner (so why don't I know how to spell "Rime...Ryme...Rhyme???"

I woke up about 2:00 a.m. and didn't have on my CPAP mask and realized I had forgotten to add water to the machine for a few days and yes, it was empty of distilled water. I added some and put on the mask again and slept pretty well for 3 more hours. (I don't remember taking the mask off but apparently was having trouble breathing with no moisture in there.)
Today I again would like to take a day off work but am forcing myself to go in spite of my devilish side saying, "Call in sick, call in sick." Today is hump day and I know I can do it. I have a ton of work piled up on my desk again and the day does go pretty fast. Just hope I can be more productive today than yesterday. Sharing a printer with people who take things off and put them in the bins I don't expect them to be in has been one of my problems this week. (I lost things and found things and couldn't seem to keep it straight...I think I lost an hour trying to figure out at least a dozen charts I was working on.....but today I know to get up frequently to check the printer. (It twill be good exercise, also!!!)

Some of the work I am required to do is just mindless (in my opinion) but I do need to stay alert so I don't make errors in people's charts. Getting up to get prints frequently should help me stay alert and help loosen up my stiff knees. emoticon

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CATLADY52 11/3/2010 6:58PM

    I know what you mean. Both chores. Hope you sleep well tonight.

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/3/2010 2:26PM

    You will make it through the hump day. You've figured out how to work with the others, and a good side benefit is more exercise. Hooray! emoticon

Hope things go more smoothly at work, as the others "catch up" to your style and output. You're one of the people who quietly make the world go around. emoticon

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GAILRUU 11/3/2010 8:35AM

    I hope the day goes well for you in spite of a lack of sleep!

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PATRICIA441 11/3/2010 7:34AM

  Sleep, so many of us have such a hard time getting a good night's sleep. Hope your day goes well. Sending you positive ((((vibes))) to stay awake!!

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NWLIFESRC 11/3/2010 6:56AM

    have a great day

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MSLZZY 11/3/2010 6:55AM

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I think I need a vacation....

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I have been in the habit of waking up quite often and can't seem to get over it even with the CPAP machine...last night I must have woken up 10 times at least....I would love to go back to bed but have to leave the house in 30 minutes to get to work on time. I am looking forward to two long weekends coming up....4 day weekend for Thanksgiving and a 4 day weekend for New Years. Sometime soon I would love to just take a week off and not even go anywhere special...just hang around and sleep late, go to the gym, organize my house and throw away a bunch of stuff..... I'll have to figure out a good time to do that.... emoticon

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LAVENDERLILY 11/2/2010 7:12PM

    Since I retired you would think that I had loads of time! WRONG!
There is always something to keep me from doing what I would prefer. I guess there is never enough time. We just have to prioritize and make time for ourselves. emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/2/2010 3:54PM

    The best thing about those 4-day holidays is that almost everybody else has them off, so there's not a big pile up in your IN box when you get back.

I hope you get a week off for yourself soon, also. emoticon

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MARPET44 11/2/2010 2:56PM

    I remember when I worked, wanting to take a vacation just to work at cleaning up the house. I think you really need a time out for yourself. The sleepless night sound so familiar. My doctor prescribed a mild anti-depressant and after one week of taking it I can now get 7-9 hours of sleep at night. It is so great. I also have more energy now. emoticon

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KIMOTHY77 11/2/2010 7:00AM

    I, too, have that wish. I wish that I can get a day to clean, take it easy and have no where to go:)

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