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Today get results of sleep study...finally...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I was surprised to have to wait about 3 weeks to get official results of my sleep study. I will meet with the lung specialist's (sleep specialist dr) PA and find out the details. I was told the morning after the test that I slept brokenly about 4 hours out of 8 that I was in bed and appeared to have obstructed breathing. And as usual I felt unrefreshed in the morning but got up cause my back was hurting from the strange mattress I slept on.

It will be interesting to see what solutions I am offered to help get better sleep. I was afraid to try over-the-counter sleeping pills because I figured there was a breathing disorder of some sort and didn't think that would be a good idea.

I hope when I start to get better sleep I will be able to control my weight better as I have read on Spark People that not getting at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night contributes to difficulty losing weight. Also, I believe if I don't feel all dragged out from lack of sleep I probably will be able to exercise more. Yesterday I was tired all day and drove hubby to the gym and I sat in the car while he went in as I felt like walking all the way to the locker room and up and down the short flight of stairs to the swimming pool was just toooooooooo much work and after we got home I plopped down in my chair for a couple hours before going to bed.. I probably would have felt better if I swam but I just was fatigued.

Anyhow, here's hoping things will improve in that area.... emoticon

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MARITAK 10/12/2010 8:32AM

  I hope the long wait will have been worth it! Amazing what a good night's rest will do. emoticon

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RIVERDLC 10/12/2010 7:54AM

    Getting the answers will make all the difference. Patients I take care of with sleep apnea tell me they felt ten times better after they started using their machine. Let us know what the doc says.

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MSLZZY 10/12/2010 6:58AM

    Today you'll get your answers and I hope for resolution. You need your sleep to feel better and be more active. Good luck! HUGS!

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Selling house is sounding better all the time....

Monday, October 11, 2010

Just hope we can sell in this "down market." My knee was replaced about 4-1/2 months ago and am still having difficulty with bending and doing housecleaning and the like and a lot of that will have to be done before even putting the house on the market. My house also needs to have some major things addressed (which, of course, cost money) and it is seeming like a daunting undertaking. I have to grit my teeth and "just do it" to the best of my abilities.

The upcoming special assessment for the street reconstruction is perhaps the "final straw" unless I can get a deferment based on age (must be 65 which I will be before the bill is levied) and hardship (I have to find out the criteria to be accepted for deferment).

I am very concerned about this and my husband did not take the news very well last night when I told him what is "coming down the pike." He is actually saying very worrisome things and I told him that is not going to help our situation.. I don't know how to react to his statements. I tried to reassure him that we probably will get a deferment but I really don't know if we will. Today after work I will get started with the process of applying for that. emoticon

I found out today that I will qualify for a deferment of our house taxes and the special assessments. No payments would be due until a year after the street project is done so this is not going to happen for 2 years so I have decided I need not panic...

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CATLADY52 10/11/2010 4:37PM

    emoticon with your determination you will get the deferment and get the repairs done. A little bit at a time. emoticon

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WANDAH3 10/11/2010 10:01AM

    Saying prayers for you and your hubby. Asking for guidance and clarity for you both.


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JUNEBUG150 10/11/2010 9:46AM

    So sorry for you in hearing about all the problems. Will keep you and your DH in my prayers. emoticon emoticon

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MARITAK 10/11/2010 8:51AM

  emoticon and prayers to you.

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MSLZZY 10/11/2010 8:02AM

    They call this progress but who gets to pay? You guessed it! Good luck! HUGS!

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Shocker from the City of Edina....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I was recently informed the city I live in is repaving the streets and putting in curbs. They estimate our bill (just our house) will be $8 to 12,000 and if we cannot pay it they will add it to our taxes plus interest and it has to be paid off in 10 years which means approximately $1,000 per year plus interest (wasn't told the percentage) but this was quite a shock to find this news in a pile of mail I had forgotten to read. I think this will mean an extra $200 a month on our tax bill. My first estimate was $300 per month but I think I overestimated. I think I am going to have to go to City Hall this week and find out how this "speical assessment" will pan out.

I called City Hall today and found out since the project is still in the planning phase the extra cost will not be bill to us for about 2 years. By that time I will be over 65 and will quality for a deferment of the payments, though the interest will continue to accrue until we sell the house.

I also found out we can defer the regular tax bill also considering we have a low enough income to qualify for that program, too. And again, of course, there is interest payable at the time of selling the house but it does put my worst fears to rest regarding not being able to pay the real estate tax bills.

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Sharing a funny experience I had....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This happened when I was single X2....I used to go to low cost concerts, particularly jazz (by myself)....

Anyhow, I went to see a group called AMAM (angry middle aged men). It was a quartet. I got to the concert a few minutes late and said did it start yet? They said, "No, we were waiting for you." It turned out I was the only one there. They waited another 10-15 minutes and no one else showed up and they said they could refund my money or play for me....

Wow, I stayed and enjoyed the concert and had to applaud very loudly as I was the only one there in the audience. At the break, the band had beer and offered me one (I don't drink) but I thought the gesture was nice.

Just had to share this funny thing that happened ..... emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 10/10/2010 5:26PM

    That sounds great!

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CATLADY52 10/10/2010 4:08PM

    Way to go gal! emoticon

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GAILRUU 10/10/2010 10:04AM

    What a great experience!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/10/2010 9:23AM

    lol that is great!!! all you need is one great supporter ;p

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JUDITHANNIE 10/10/2010 9:12AM

    Sounds like you had a great time and supported the band all by yourself... good for you.

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Wow...what a sore back...did I do something to cause this?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I don't remember doing anything in particular to aggravate my back, like lifting something I shouldn't have (over 10 lbs for instance) or bending or twisting...the only thing I did that seemed difficult yesterday was walking up and down a small half flight of stairs at the gym to get to the swimming pool. Oh, brother!!!!

Perhaps it was the way I was lying in bed last night?

Today I will go to the swimming pool and whirlpool a little extra to try to loosen it up.

Today is supposed to be another "unseasonably warm day" in our area of Minnesota. After all, it is October and usually we have to have our furnances taking the night chill off this time of year. Plan to be outside some today to enjoy the "Indian summer" as we call warm fall weather. emoticon

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FVHORVATH 10/10/2010 8:37AM

    Take care of your back. I know how bad it can hurt but maybe the pool will help.

I love this weather too! But I dislike the weather that follows it! I am sure you understand since you are up in Minnesota and I am in Northern Indiana right by the state line (Michigan).

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MSLZZY 10/10/2010 7:33AM

    I love this weather. Try to take care with your back but the swimming pool might do the trick. HUGS!

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