I have crazyheavy stuff going on. While I have been trying not to let it get to me, more of it must be leaking out than I thought, because people keep sending me little happy things because they know I’m stressed (I love you, Mom!). Hopefully having an extra day off will help me rest and recoup this weekend.
I started sorting out the furniture that will be in the front bedroom (my craft room! And guest room- eventually) and found my heating pad and my stuffed toy raven that I sort-of sleep with, which was a happy find. I then spent another half-hour looking for a lamp that I had already unpacked and has been on my office desk for three weeks. D’oh! So today I buy a lamp and a clock for the front bedroom.
I am a little loopy today. I woke up at 2:30 for no good reason and watched the pretty moon over the pond. I then slept on the couch for an hour from 4:30-5:30, took my meds and crawled back into bed for one hour before work. So I got about 6 hours of broken sleep. Also, one of our neighbours was playing drums at 2:30. It did not wake me up, and they quieted down quickly, but, yeah.
I start the adjustment to my thyroid schedule this week. I decided to write this down, since sometimes people ask and it’s a pain to explain, and hopefully writing it out will help me to remember.
My usual daily pill schedule approximately runs thus:
- 5:30 a.m. – thyroid medication with a glass of water, stagger back to bed.
- 6:30 a.m. – breakfast: daily RA pill #1, fish oil #1 for cholesterol/omega-3s, no-baby pill. Sometimes also allergy pill (if I wake up stuffy) and usually Tylenol arthritis x2 for stiffness/pain.
- 11:30 a.m. – lunch: multivitamin, calcium + D, fish oil #2, red yeast rice x2 #1 also for cholesterol, iron supplement for anemia, b complex for fatigue, folic acid to counteract my MTX.
- 6:30 p.m. – dinner: fish oil #3, red yeast rice x2 #2, x2 Tylenol arthritis if needed, RA daily #2.
Any meal at any time may also be accompanied by a lactaid, if I am taking my life in my hands and having something cheesy. I do love the cheesy! Also, sometimes a muscle relaxant before bed if I have been especially active or if pain is keeping me awake.
I have mostly internalised this pattern by now, with the difference of slightly later morning hours on weekends, and the occasional running-out-of-pills-without-noticing. I have successfully avoided the only-two-meals-a-day glitches that happened while moving, which messed me up a few times since it meant missing out on evening pills. Unfortunately, the addition of MTX on Saturday morning has thrown things off a bit, since I add 6 pills to breakfast, and then do not take the b complex or folic acid that day. Even that I have been adapting to, until the thyroid adjustment.
Starting this Sunday, I only take a half-dose of my thyroid meds in the morning. I am going to try and be smart and pre-cut some pills and put them in a little container so I don’t have to try and cut a tiny pill when I’m not awake. I will probably also label the box “Sunday only” or somesuch. Of such exciting things is my life made. Unfortunately, I have broken my habit of flipping my pill bottle each morning once I take my pill. Since I am usually about as awake as, oh, say your average rock, I don’t always remember if I have actually taken my pill. Flipping the bottle is supposed to be the sign that I actually took it- then I flip it back at night when I brush my teeth before bed. I need to work on getting back to that.
(This is not, by the way, at all foolproof. I have gotten up, taken out a pill, drunk a glass of water, flipped the bottle and gone back to bed, only to later find the pill still on the counter. Close, but no cigar!)
Random question- how do YOU spell anemia? No matter how I spell it, it seems wrong. My spellcheck does not help, because every spelling is apparently correct. Is this a regional thing? U.S. vs. British English? I know that I should use my brainmeats for more useful things, but it keeps cropping up.
I hope that everyone has plans for a lovely weekend!
I love this picture- it makes me want to go to an aquarium. I love aquariums!
Did I mention that I’m just a little loopy today?
Image from We Heart It