Long day...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Late to bed last night, late to sleep...I finally made myself go to bed about 10:30 last night. I laid down with The Spark and read for a while. I was still awake at 11:30. I knew I had to get up at 4 am to drive out of town and get my friend to the hospital by 6 am for her surgery. That didn't matter, it was insomnia. I think I was finally asleep a little after midnight.

The alarm went off at 4 am. I climbed out of bed to get around. I had already packed my breakfast, lunch and a snack to take with me (no excuses to fall off the nutrition train for me). I also took Powerade Zero and 3 bottles of water. I was going to have to settle for hospital coffee.

At that hospital, when you have someone in surgery, they give you a pager for when it is time to have the doctor consultation and then it goes off again when the patient is going to a regular room. Since I was not restricted to the hospital building, I decided to go for a walk while she was in surgery and then again while she was in recovery. Good thing I dressed appropriately for the unknown exercise. Altogether I walked 2.5 miles.

It finally caught up with me about 1:30. I cuddled up on the love seat in her room. Off to sleep I went, for about 1.5 hours. I needed it, my sciatic nerve was killing me. My toes were burning too.

I got home tonight at 7:30. I will be driving back to take her home tomorrow. I have eaten supper. I still need a few more calories before bed and I am no where near hungry. But I am happy that I am home now. Time to relax!

Have a great night Sparkers!!!

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    You are an awesome friend and a wonderful person. Congrats on all the smart choices.

    I hope you finally got some quality sleep.
    2012 days ago
    Your friend is fortunate to have you in her life. How nice of you to help her in her time of need.
    2012 days ago
    I too when I really want to get sleep and have to get up earlier than usual suffer insomnia. Glad you got some rest during the day. Also great job being prepared for the day with your food and drinks!

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    2012 days ago
    Get some good rest, you are a good friend and did well with packing your lunch and taking a walk....inspiration to me, thank you
    2012 days ago
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