Up at 4am on Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Up at 4am on Friday
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Fri, 02-08-2013 - 6:35am

This menopause-interrupted sleep is "for the birds!"  I snow lowed and shoveled twice yesterday, and I am waiting to do it again this morning, but I don't want to wake the neighbors, so I am waiting for a bit.  6 am is ok, yes?  How are you guys on the east coast?  It looks like you are getting great ski conditions, yes, Jean?  i recall that powder is GREaT for skiing.

work today, yoga tonight, quilt design late tonight.  I am contemplating a trip to Florida with dd for the Harry Potter amusement park.  ShAli's a true HP fan, and I really enjoy her company, and she is such a great kid, so maybe?  YOLO.  HAH!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 7:14am

Yeah, I'm doing the interrupted sleep now too...  Although, in my case, it's the meds.  Spoke to my allergist yesterday and as I suspected, my sinuses are a mess and I need surgery.  He wants me to see a surgical ENT. Lucky for me, I have a friend who is a surgical ENT (see?  Burning Man people are everywhere!) so I'm going to see him (professionally) next week.  And on top of that, I have started to feel bad again so I'm back on antibiotics and prednisone.  My sinuses are so messed up that there are areas where the antibiotics can't reach so I essentially have to stay on them (if I want to be reasonably functional) until I can have surgery.  So, retarted the drugs last night and am feeling better than I was yesterday.  I am thankful at this point to have some answers.  

I'm working out today.. maybe strength training but nothing terribly hardcore.  I also have one client.  I'm going to do my gels this afternoon too...  

Karla - How are you doing?  

FSN - I think a HP trip sounds like a wonderful idea.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 8:28am

Hi Everyone. Happy B-day Jean! 

Are any of you in the area where the blizzard is going to hit today? I will be so glad when spring has sprung and there is no more snow storms looming out there. 

Gym, I can really sympathize with you. I am going to have to break down and go to the doc as my head condition seems to be getting worse and I don't want it to turn into a sinus infection. I can't really smell anything, I feel really tired, and my face hurts from sinus pressure. One of my cousins once had to have sinus surgery for the same reason as you and it seems like he never got another sinus infection afterwards so maybe you'll be as lucky. 

Happy, donuts are on my no-no list as well. I can't bring myself to ever eat just one and they give me horrible heartburn hours later. 

Fresh, I wish my gym had daily yoga classes. They are only once a week here and I can't ever make them. This is the time in my life I really need a good relaxing class. 

The FIL saga continues. My brother-in-law seems to have lost his mind and he is making things very difficult on everyone. He refuses to accept the fact his father is dying and is openly hostile towards the rest of us if we dare to say anything "negative". He is making plans for his father's full recovery including vacations, etc. Despite the fact the doctor told him that his father's injury carries a 100% mortality rate, he just knows his father (a feeble 84 year with dementia)  is the one person strong enough to beat such odds. The most frustrating thing about the whole situation is that bil didn't give a hill of beans about his father until the day we took him to the hospital. Suddenly he has become super-son. I personally believe he is dealing with overwhelming guilt and that is why his behavior is so outrageous. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 8:56am

Karla, I think a doc visit is definitely a good idea.  I'm sure that your life circumstances are exacerbating whatever is going on in your head.  Stress seems less... well... stressful when you are healthy.  I'm sorry to hear about your BIL.  We experienced the same thing when my grandma was in the hospital (and subsequently passed away).  Family members who had long disappeared showed up and were suddenly very invested in her care and later, the division of her assets.  It was maddening.  I highly recommend scheduling something nice for yourself... a pedicure, facial, massage, something to give you some decompression time.  *hugs* 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 3:09pm

<<Sigh>> The snow is far north of us and we're just getting rain, possibly wintry mix that won't account for anything. I must be one of the few people feeling bad that we're missing the blizzard.  I was up early, too but because I had to go to work. There was a big accident on the beltway, I was sitting there, not moving, received a text from client who cancelled because she was not feeling well. It took me over an hour. In hindsight, I guess, if she hadn't cancelled, we would have missed part of the session anyway because of the accident and I wouldn't have been paid.   I invited a friend to the 401pk (parkour for adult class) which was great but she hurt her leg and now I'm feeling guilty. I should have warned her injuries were possible but then again, when you're shown an exercise, you can opt for the easier version, which is what I did.  I had asked for time off today so I could do this class for my birthday.  Oh, my shoulder is still kind of torque-y on moves and the instructor pulled around w/ it, etc. and said he could easily spend an hour working out the kinks. So, with all my encouraging fsn to get a massage, I guess that's in line for me. I need to have that done and my calf, which I hurt last year on the ski race course.  I think it's scar tissue build up. If I were motivated, I'd foam roll it but it's kind of painful to do on myself.  Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend!  I'll be off skiing!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 3:12pm

I'm glad they know what's going on and can start working on it. Could it also be causing all the other problems you've had in the past?  A BM ENT--how convenient!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 3:17pm

Sorry to hear about the BIL problem in addition to having to deal w/ your FIL. It sounds like he is dealing w/ what you're saying--making amends and refusing to admit that he might not be able to.  As beligerent as he sounds, it might be a good thing for him to feel like he's doing what he can.  Too bad you can't get family counseling (or I'm just assuming he wouldn't be into it).

Have you thought of getting yoga DVDs?  I had bought some CardioFusion yoga DVDs before.  I did some of the 10 minute ones and they were pretty good, but keep in mind I know nothing about yoga.  The people who do it have a big high end yoga studio in NYC.  You can buy it on their site but I found it much cheaper on Amazon.  

BTW, I love donut holes. I can eat just one and be happy.  Maybe it's because they're not that good to begin with when you get Dunkin Donuts.  I have had great restaurant ones, lemon meyer glaze which were amazing. But, then again 2-3 small bite sized ones were enough for me.  I'm just getting old.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 4:57pm
Well, I would say it's probably something that's been going on for a little over a year with varying degrees of severity. So yeah, I think this will definitely solve some things.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 6:00pm
People in Boston told me I am missing the snow...missing is not the word I would use....it snows for part of most days here but doesn't seem to pile up or last. Karla - denial is more than a river in Egypt...I used to think it mattered if people accepted reality about loved ones dying, but I no longer do. I think everyone has to deal in their own ways. And you are almost always surprised, no matter how prepared you think you are. Jean - sorry it isn't snowing on you. FSN - sorry it is snowing on you. Gymrat - really glad it isn't snowing on you...I had a most annoying work day, but I did fit in a quick gym visit 15 minut run, lifting for shoulders, bid, tris. Then went out to dinner with the woman I went to Zakopane with. She is leaving Poland tomorrow...I will be home three weeks from today...have good weekend all...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 6:42pm

Not sorry that you're not missing the snow! I do love being hunkered down for a good blizzard (ha, the only time I'd ever use the word "hunkered."  Well, unless I were single and it was about a guy...Wink).  Your visit is coming to an end quickly! Or, so it seems online.  Do you get the chance to do fun extended trips like this often?






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 2:36am

I have been offered opportunities to do this in the past, but never could while my Mother was living. I don't know if I will get more chances as I am near the end of my career and really these experiences should be part of building your career, not the wind down. I am grateful for this chance...although it has not been always easy, I've learned a lot about myself.

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