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Everything keeps getting in the way


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Isn't it amazing we take care of just about everything that comes along, but tend to leave ourselves for last? Lately I've been going crazy dealing with things at work, a dog that won't stay in his pen while we're at work, trying to get all the fall yard and garden chores taken care of while the weather is still nice, all while barely getting any sleep at night. Now I'm trying to deal with not being able to see. I have new contacts which have been adjusted so I have better distance vision. Now I can see great while driving or looking across the room. However, I can't see a darn thing close up. I bought a pair of reading glasses, but they are seldom handy when I need to read a price tag, food label, or just check the time on my watch. I know I'm sounding a bit whiney here, but it really is a pain in the you-know-what! I rescheduled my follow-up appointment for Monday instead of waiting another two weeks, because it is very difficult to function at work.

The problem is, I let all of this "noise" get in the way of taking care of myself. I'm not sleeping well, I run out of time in the mornings and haven't been eating a healthy breakfast, and I'm so exhausted at the end of the day I'm certainly not exercising like I need to. When did I start feeling so out of control? How do I get things back in order? A good night's sleep would be a great start. More exercises would surely help with this. I'm in the midst of a vicious cycle...a runaway circus wagon and I want to get off!
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AGASSIFAN 9/23/2010 6:41PM

    You HAVE to put yourself first...easy to say, darn difficult to do...just remember u r surrounded with people who want you to succeed...Peace! DebbyO

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CAROLEHZ 9/23/2010 8:08AM

    I had the same problem with contacts. I bought a bunch of pairs of inexpensive reading glasses and left them everywhere. My current contacts work much better for reading but I still occasionally need readers. The trade off is not having the distance vision that I want. Eventually you'll find the one that works the best for you.

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KEBH8694 9/23/2010 7:37AM

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STLOUISWOMAN 9/22/2010 8:45PM

    I can identify with your situation. Not there right now, but I have been many times in the past. Just remember, this too shall pass. Hopefully, sooner rather than later.

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MRILEY123 9/22/2010 8:09PM

    Sounds like you do have a lot on your agenda! Sleep definitely sounds like the place to start. I hate how vision gets worse as you get older. I used to have one contact lens for far and one for near so I could read. That worked well for about 10 years. Now I use no-line bifocals. You can see far when you look up and near when you look down. Hope you get that problem figured out.

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TAMMYTH64 9/22/2010 7:24PM

    I totally know what you mean! It just seems like everything else just can't wait until it has to wait.

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