Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I am still struggling with lack of sleep. The slow release pain killer just doesn't seem to do anything but take some of the edge off my pain and I still wake up a half an hour to an hour after I fall asleep and then try get back to sleep, but its just one wake up after the other. The rash the narcotic gave me on my lower legs seems to be fading, a good thing as the samples of cortisone ointment my Dr. gave me were very tiny and I used one up already. The stomach woes continue. I never know when I might need a washroom quick and that is frustrating. Today, at work at the bridge club, my lack of sleep finally caused a major screw up when I passed out the wrong boards to half of the people playing :( I finally found out why I did it, but they had already played them four times. I exchanged them with the correct ones and had to go into the computer and painstakingly mark all the wrong boards played as fouled so they would get scored separately. The head of directors was very forgiving, but she is such a sweet lady she never gets mad. I am mad at myself for making the error, causing extra work and meaning the people who played the wrong boards won't get hand records for them :( I am always concerned at what I will screw up and if I can recover from it. Some things as manager you really can't afford to make mistakes at, particularly things like financial reports -I am fortunate the treasurer carefully checks my work though. Tonight, I made it out to a Zumba class which was really intense -I love it that this instructor gave a fast, energy filled workout. She is so much better then the one they had working the previous times. I may have one more day of fitness classes before more bad weather moves in. Wednesday is supposed to have a combo of freezing rain and snow, and then the bottom will fall out of the temperatures.
I have to wait until Dec 5 before the first of my serious tests for my GI tract will be done. They are going to do a pelvic ultrasound to see if the place where I had my appendix out is causing any problems, as I have been having transient pain in that area. I am not losing any weight so all the diarrhea is not taking any nutrients from me.
The ice is very treacherous. All those foot spikes, etc. don't work on it because it is a thin layer of ice on a bare sidewalk (called black ice -such a danger on highways). Snow melt from the mounds of snow on the grass is running across the sidewalks in the day and then freezing. I walk on the grass/snow where I can, but the driveways are the biggest mess, no where to go around them. I do have poles, but don't think they would be of any help here either. I do get offers of rides home, but by that time if the sun is out, ice has melted and is better.
Bridge tomorrow with my mentor. i don't know how she tolerates me falling asleep at the bridge table, but my skills have been badly affected by my lack of sleep. I simply miss things I should be catching :(
Boxercise for breakfast tomorrow, can't wait :)
Have a Totally Terrific Tuesday everyone!