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8/3/19 10:12 P

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School began for teachers on Friday, Grandson's and my birthday this weekend and appointments filled in other times. I am finding that I struggled a little bit since Thursday but overall, once I committed to a time, I was able to start making it to bed by my set time. I am going to try to keep this up even after the challenge is over. I have been feeling much better. Who knew - rest and sleep! emoticon

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emoticon I have decided to leave this challenge. I'm actively involved now in 2 demanding challenges and to be honest I'm not ready to give commitment to my sleep habits right now. Weight loss and toning up my body are my main priorities on SparkPeople and I do not want to wear myself thin. I would like to come back to this challenge down the road if my sleeping habits have not improved. If you are reading this take care & wishing you restful nights & good sleep hygiene.

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3/26/19 11:43 P

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Julie - Charge 3. I like this one because I can wear it in the water. The Versa seems cool but I'm not sure I would like sleeping with it on my wrist -- too big.

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Your fit bit information looks interesting. Which fit bit do you have? I have great difficulty determining the amount of time I was sleeping or not, as it often seems like I am awake when there is evidence to the contrary and vise versa.

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One of my goals for this week is to limit my food intake 3 hours before bedtime. Actually this is one of my goals for another challenge so this is not new to me. The other goal is to darken the bedroom which I think has helped me to stay asleeep during the night. I didn't get 20 minutes of cardio in yesterday so I decided to exercise just before bedtime which is probably a sleep inhibitor, but I went to sleep right afterwards without any problem and slept longer than usual. Perhaps I'm just an odd-ball. Fitbit stats:

Awake: 1 hr. 14 min. (14%) (I don't remember being awake)
REM: 1 hr. 8 min. (13%)
Light: 5 hr. 52 min. (66%)
Deep: 38 min. (7%)

Total: 12:28 bedtime/wake up 9:20 (7 hr. 38 min.)


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3/25/19 10:10 P

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This week I'm going to limit my food, and quit eating 3 hours before I go to bed. I'm also going to try a little turkey and see if that makes a difference.
My big problem is that I Itch!!! Once it starts, it doesn't stop for 2 hours. Yes, I've seen the doctor, and no, they have no idea what it is. It doesn't happen every night, but when it does, it is Extremely Aggravating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The medicine I was prescribed made me high, but did Nothing for the itching! Cortizone 10 works better, but it doesn't work all the time.
I already have a routine for bedtime. We have a room darkening curtain (small window),, and most of the time it's quiet (the street is right outside our bedroom window). There's no clock in the room; we just have our phones so the time isn't immediately visible. So we'll see what happens this week.

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I only kept the sleep journal for one week not two. Could not see any major differences in my sleep patterns' outside of days I take one hour naps. And i still end up sleeping only 5- 5 and a half hours anyway.

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So many things to keep in mind, last night I forgot to close the blinds and I awoke at 3ish feeling like I needed to use the necessary room...may have slept beyond that if it had been darker in the room but once the sleep becomes lighter, it's easier to be aware of every little feeling. Tonight those blinds will be closed!

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Really paid attention to the protein and kept myself up longer than my body wanted so I wouldn't have the same problem last night and it worked. Last night was good. Now...to keep the sleep train moving!

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I joined this team in April of 2018, and though I have pretty much stopped posting here, I am still checking off whether or not I met 5 goals that are still listed in the "other goals" section of the trackers. My basic plan has been to stop using any "blue light" objects after 10:30 PM, to engage in a relaxing activity between 10:30 and whenever I go to bed (usually reading, though sometimes yoga or stretching), to be in bed by 11:30, and to keep track of progress (or lack thereof) in my sleep journal, and to get at least 6.5 hours of sleep.

What have I accomplished? Most weeks the amount of sleep is a little higher on average than when I started the challenge, but most weeks I have difficulty getting as much as 6.5 hours of sleep more than a night or two even though my process of measuring is extremely lenient. On weeks that I get less than 5.5 hours most nights, I can function during the day, but fall suddenly into a brief sleep from time to time, which could be very dangerous. On weeks that I get between 5.5 and 6 hours most night, I am much more alert and not likely to drop off to sleep during the day unless I am watching a "blue light" object like TV or my computer.

The main things that affect my sleep seem to be stress or engagement in some ongoing activity that is interesting and incomplete--like planning something, writing something, etc. There is never a problem falling asleep, but I wake up after a few hours and feel like it is daytime and time to "get the show on the road". Sometimes I am surprised at how early in the morning it actually is!!

More recently I have found it helpful when I wake up to get out of bed, turn on the light and see what time it is, go to the bathroom, and then read for about 20-30 minutes. Then I turn off the lights and go back to bed with the mind set that there is plenty of time to sleep for a few more hours. Some nights I do this routine a second time if I awaken a second time and it is still early. Using this technique, Most nights I can get at least 5.5 hours and sometimes more.

Even though I won't post often, I will continue to stay on the team, use the goals that have helped nearly every night, and post if there are any improvements or changes in my understanding, or respond to any posts directed to me.

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After having a few really good nights, I struggled last night. So tired I couldn't keep my eyes open early in the evening...not sure why but finally gave in to that, fell asleep immediately but of course woke at 10 and again at 1:45 and again around 3. I knew I shouldn't have gone to bed so early but not sure how I could have avoided it. sigh Now the really bad/hard thing is going to be not doing it again. I know I'll be tired tonight and I am never able to take a nap during the day to help so I will just need to really fight the fatigue when it hits. I wonder if it's because I was low on protein yesterday. Better really attend to what I eat today.

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I'm on week 2 now. I've been going to bed at the same time every night. I've gotten up on time the last three mornings. I'm hoping it helps me to sleep more at night. So far, I'm still really struggling to fall asleep, but I know that getting up at the same time every day helps, so I'm working on that.

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8/22/18 10:10 P

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made it through week one. on week two know

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Day 7 week 2 done
got to bed on time last night

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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Got to bed on time last night
Day 6 week 2

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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will work on schedule,chamomile tea and must eat before bed or wake up. I nap long time during the day if only 4-6 hours nightly sleep or will not function.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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I start week 2 tomorrow

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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3/28/18 6:16 A

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You will get there. I'm not a consistent 8hours but more than before and less up at night. You will find what will help.

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I really enjoyed the week two topics and discussions. I am consistently working on my sleep schedule and hygiene. Making many, many improvements.

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3/19/18 8:45 P

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Agree. There are a lot of information on sleep. So much that in the beginning I was actually starting to stress over sleep. Really glad I stuck it out and put ideals into order.

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Some really informative article for this week.

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2/26/18 2:26 P

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Motiv8edMom23: Good to hear your routine is working for you. Me? I refuse to get up at 5a.m. on weekends. At least when it's still dark! Lol.

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Thank you for the encouragement. I was actually able to keep my routine and my schedule! The rest of the week I did well keeping my schedule but slipped out of the routine a couple of days. I love waking up at a regular time each day including weekend. I get so much more accomplished on the weekends and don't feel so sluggish!

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It is hard to set a routine when a lot is going on around you. You, at least, are getting a few days of the recommended hours of sleep. That is very good in my world. As you mentioned, you will have to work around your weekend. Maybe doing your wind down routine, inspite of the time, will signal your body so that you get to sleep easily. Good luck and enjoy your family.

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I start week two today. I do not see a Week 1 Discussion specific thread, but Week 1 went well for me. It started rough as I was on a retreat weekend so with a group of ladies staying up late chatting was a given. But I have established a nightly sleep plan and set a sleep schedule using my Fitbit. The past three nights I have gotten 7-8 hours of good sleep.

Today being Friday and with a houseful tonight - we'll see how it goes. My Daughter and her boyfriend are coming home for the long weekend and will join us for supper. My eldest son and his friend that is a girl are going to a concert and she will also stay with us tonight. That essentially removes my space for my wind down routine - so I will, just this once - retreat to my bed to read for 30 minutes.

Tomorrow we are having dinner with friends. We will go to their home for 4PM so hopefully that will mean an earlier evening. Typically when we get together it goes quite late.



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Week 2
Jan 26 - woke too early and did not get back to sleep (active thoughts and woke up completely)
Jan 27 - woke once but did get back to sleep (calm/ positive thoughts of sleep)
Jan 28 - restless night - the dog and hubby contributed-I am not going to worry about it - tonight will be better
Jan 29 - got out of bed when I could not sleep and read in the chair - got sleepy and went back to bed and slept
Jan 30 restless and got up too early
Jan 31 Up once but back to sleep
Feb 1
I plan to post my sleep quality and goals I am working on

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1/30/18 2:18 P

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You are doing very well in your journaling. Isnt it interesting what we discover from journaling.

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Week 2
Jan 26 - woke too early and did not get back to sleep (active thoughts and woke up completely)
Jan 27 - woke once but did get back to sleep (calm/ positive thoughts of sleep)
Jan 28 - restless night - the dog and hubby contributed-I am not going to worry about it - tonight will be better
Jan 29 - got out of bed when I could not sleep and read in the chair - got sleepy and went back to bed and slept
Jan 30
Jan 31
Feb 1
I plan to post my sleep quality and goals I am working on.

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1/29/18 6:48 A

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Week 2
Jan 26 - woke too early and did not get back to sleep (active thoughts and woke up completely)
Jan 27 - woke once but did get back to sleep (calm/ positive thoughts of sleep)
Jan 28 - restless night - the dog and hubby contributed-I am not going to worry about it - tonight will be better
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I plan to post my sleep quality and goals I am working on.

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1/28/18 2:34 P

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You are definitely doing a routine to help get back into the sleep mode. It will take a wee bit of time, but your system will develop a "muscle memory" to fall into place. Keep at it, hon,

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Waking too early and not getting back to sleep has been my problem for years. Over the past few months, since focusing on this issue consistently, I have gotten better at getting back to sleep after waking in the night.

I think that the steps in my thought process go something like this now.

1. Oh, I'm awake. I wonder what time it is. Issues of the day come to mind or plan for what I will do that day gets attention.

2. It's 3:30 in the morning. Too early to get up. Not long enough to sleep. I must get more sleep (at this time I get up to bathroom or take a sip of water if needed).

3. I'm going back to sleep now. Then I turn on my side as if physically approaching something called sleep and relax. Nothing is in my mind except getting closer to sleep and a sort of peaceful, nothingness atmosphere. Sometimes I drift off to sleep at this time and might sleep a couple hours or more.

4. If I am still awake after a couple minutes in #3, I decide that I must have tried to find sleep on the wrong side. I slowly turn over and move toward sleep on this other side. Nearly always this works and I go back to sleep.

5. If I am still awake after #4, I decide that I must just get up, start my day, and hopefully get a nap later in the day or catch up some other time.

On re-reading this, I realize that the phrase "finding sleep" might be misleading. What occurs at this time is that I am relaxed, have cleared my mind of concerns to be dealt with tomorrow or some other time, and my mind is now seeking sleep, kind of drawing my body after it into sleep. It's a state of total investment in reaching a quiet, empty, warm, isolated, comfortable state of sleep.

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It's hard sometimes to get back to sleep. A reason for this site. I ended up getting a diffuser and putting two drops of lavender oil in it. Turned on an hour before bedtime to scent room. Turned off at bedtime.

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Week 2
Jan 26 - woke too early and did not get back to sleep (active thoughts and woke up completely)
Jan 27 - woke once but did get back to sleep (calm/ positive thoughts of sleep)
Jan 28
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Feb 1
I plan to post my sleep quality and goals I am working on.

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Sounds like you have a good plan!

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Week 2
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Jan 28
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I plan to post my sleep quality and goals I am working on.

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ADRIENLINE: I have a Fitbit. Am aware of the sleep tracking due to Altra but not see where food tracking is transferred. Is this something I have to do in settings somewhere for that to be done?

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JHDIETNOW: Yup, that's the word I was going for. Thanks. My daughter told me she hears los soft sounds from me while sleeping but no snoring and gaging noises. Two pre surgery exams was why it has been suggested due to waking a lot during night as well as always tired. Theres 3 kids and 2 adults in 80s in this house. I don't expect to sleep a night through!

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My fitbit does a lot of the journaling for me. It grabs the food from Spark People, Tracks my sleep and I filled in the rest!

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Was the name of the test "apnea"? sleep apnea is when you stop breathing while sleeping--they measure how often and for how long you are apnic. If it is too much time, they recommend using a CPAP machine.

Anyhow, good luck to all in improving your amount of sleep.



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Your routine seems interesting. Keep it up. The jounaling was the hardest for me. Sleep did improve by end of challenge but still not hit eight hours every night. Due to dr. suggestion, my have apathy test. Drat, think use wrong word. Good luck!

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I use "Sleep as Android app" to track my sleep. My deep sleep is improving according to them. I am still bored to death at work so it makes me feel drowsy but I walk every lunchtime and that feels better.
I can recite the 7 better sleep secrets.
I workout (walk briskly with running intervals) every day
I drink Chamomile tea every night which usually helps somewhat.

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9/14/17 6:24 P

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Finished week 2. Sometimes I feel this is just one more think to deal with! However, am here because I need to do something and learn how/ what I am doing.
Actually started getting to library earlier(no internet)so I can get home and start my getting to bed routine by 8.
At nine, do some none electronic reading to let eyes breath from contacts and opened due to eye med drops. Allow only 20 min. Not keep on to finish a chapter.
When wake up in night, wait 30min before doing anything.
Only one item left on which is alarm but turned over. Really an effort to reduce this light thing. I do not have a TV.
Have noticed that I am slowly increasing sleep time!

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JANICE823 Posts: 6
9/12/17 10:35 A

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My week 2:
kept with the journaling.
Attempted to meet the goals and most nights I would get most.
1. stop fluids 8pm - except Chamomile tea or Cherry juice nearer to bed - I stopped fluids by 8pm every night except on choir practice night (8:30pm wasn't too much later)
2. start bedtime routine 10pm, an hour before bedtime. This wasn't hard to do.
3. do 5 yoga sleep poses before bed. Did 5 of the 7 nights.
4. Stop electronic use 10pm - not hard to do for me
5. Avoid naps in front of the TV at night - did not nap as much. This will take some effort on my part.

My sleep is marginally better. I still wake up 3 times in the wee hours, but I have been getting back to sleep. On to week 3!!






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9/8/17 2:54 A

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Day 15
Beginning of week 3, finished week 2 & did the challenge.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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LIN1263's Photo LIN1263 Posts: 14,902
9/7/17 1:06 A

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6th day week 2
I got a Dr. to send me to a lung specialist, I do not know when I get to see him!

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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9/6/17 5:29 A

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Just keep on doing what you can--a small step at a time, LIN. Your body is your best friend, so work to love and respect it and meet it's needs as best you can.

Julie

YOU are entirely up to YOU

What are you doing to make today
the healthiest day of your life??????


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LIN1263's Photo LIN1263 Posts: 14,902
9/6/17 2:00 A

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5th day
week 2
It is difficult to exercise or walk because of pain in both lungs as they are partially collapsed & more smoke because of fires in Washington. I live in B.C. Canada but the smoke blows into here as well as the B.C. fire & smoke. I have a hard time sleeping because it is too hot inside.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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9/4/17 3:08 A

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3rd day of week 2, at hospital 4 hours, can not do much exercise because with 10 minutes light walking oxygen goes down 6%, must do short walks only, no gym because of blood clots in lungs, possible 1 arm,legs & feet also. It has caused permanent scars in both lungs,so always will have a problem. sleep is hard because too hot here to sleep for past 4 weeks.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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9/1/17 3:11 A

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I need to prepare for sleep earlier, one problem is with my blood clots in one lung,both bottom of legs & both feet I can not do much exercise.so, not tired enough at times. Hospital oxygen test was 98% after resting a while & with heavy breathing test was 95%. Suppose to be 100% on both. It means I can not do much exercise because both are suppose to be the same, it gets worse with even light exercise.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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8/11/17 5:31 P

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What's interesting to me is that just keeping track of when I go to sleep and get up is helping me modify my sleeping schedule. I had three nights of 8 hours of sleep, something I haven't had in MONTHS! I feel very positive about this challenge. emoticon emoticon

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8/10/17 7:39 A

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I made two changes: set a regular sleep time and limit caffeine. They both helped a lot, especially limiting caffeine. I've tried not to have any caffeine after lunch.

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."

"Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out." - R. Collier

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7/18/17 10:19 A

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Sleep was much better but I was on vacation. Now back at home I have to be watchful of the time and get to bed at the designated hour. I swim each morning so I must follow this schedule to be rested.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. [Winston Churchill]

Realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.
Dare to make your own history; be yourself and lead by example. [Darie Lapp]

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. [William Blake: Proverbs of Hell]



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