What could have been unpleasant... wasn’t... lol
Friday, February 16, 2018
Yesterday was rather occupied with potentially unpleasant activities... that turned out either acceptable or useful, with a lot less fuss than I had projected. I find it almost amusing how big I can build an event or situation in my mind, and then it happens... and total anti-climax. I think I need to work on letting things just happen as they will and not stressing over them. (It doesn’t help that my neighbor outlines the worst case scenarios and tells me how awful things are... I need to stop listening to her!)
Anyway, we had a mandatory tenant meeting for the entire apartment building to go over the new no smoking policies, which go into effect June 1 of this year. The building manager had posted pictures of the aftermath of the fatal fire that precipitated this move by management. The tenant who died in the fire... was smoking in bed... while on oxygen! She said there were 20 oxygen tanks in the living room, and it was sheer providence that they didn’t all become projectiles. Scary. And she said that she watched the security discs and while the firefighters were battling this fire... caused by careless smoking... people left the area that had been deemed safe for evacuation and went and stood under the awning on the access ramp... and smoked! Yikes! I totally get why they are instituting these policies. She also addressed the noise issue to the entire building. She didn’t say names, but everyone knew who she was talking about... my annoying downstairs neighbors. Turns out the police came 3 times last Saturday... which is why they got ticketed. I did not find anything objectionable in the meeting with the manager, and pretty much agreed with everything she outlined.
And immediately after the meeting I had an emergency appointment at the neurologist for an infusion to try and finally break this ever-living migraine. I have had it since before I had the flu! My big issue with infusions is that I have “difficult” veins, and two years ago, before we started the new treatment, when I had my last infusion... my veins kept collapsing and they gave up and sent me home in tears of frustration and pain... oy. So, some trepidation about going for another infusion. But that turned out okay too. The nurse had to work to get into a vein, but once the IV was established I was good to go. And it did help. I don’t know as that I would say the migraine is “gone”... but it isn’t all consuming and overwhelming. I will take it. And I go for nerve block injections next Thursday, so if it stays at it’s current level until then I won’t complain (too much)... pain levels are relative when you have chronic pain. What someone else might take an ibuprofen for (headache-wise) I will ignore, because I am saving the medication intervention for when I know it is going to be a bad one. It is all relative and individual though.
So, that was the majority of my day right there... I came home, talked to my best friend, Jennifer, and my niece, Tigan, and went to bed. I haven’t been sleeping very well, so I thought I would take advantage of the quiet and my exhaustion... I believe I slept 10 hours, so it must have worked... haha. Cooper thought it was wonderful that he could curl up with me for that long!
We are in a warm spell. Except today. Today is supposed to be cold and foggy. It’s foggy out already, but I haven’t checked the temperature. I am going to take it a bit easy today, let the medicine and sleep work their magic. Maybe even take a nap later...