A Semi-Normal Day!!

Last night I finally slept! It’s a miracle!! I think that my body finally gave into the exhaustion and just had to sleep. Yay!! I still don’t feel good. Nauseous, diarrhea and the damn migraine, but it helps not being completely exhausted. I even laid back down after I dropped off my son and slept for several hours. I know that I needed it. When I got up my hubby picked up the kids from school. Then I drove my daughter to dance. I drove back home. When I got home I made supper. Then my hubby ate quickly and left for work. The rest of us ate supper. Then my daughter and I watched a Christmas movie on Netflix called The Holiday Calendar. Afterwards we watched an episode of Charmed. Then I went and picked up my daughter and her friend from dance. When I got home my daughter had gotten my son into bed already. Then my daughter and I watched a couple more episodes of Charmed. Now I’m going to get ready for bed.

Night All! 💤😴

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Sleep Deprivation Sucks!

Last night was not much better then the night before. I actually fell asleep when I went to bed, but I woke up about an hour and 15 minutes later. Then, as per my usual, I couldn’t fall back to sleep. The rest of the night I just laid in bed like I did the night before. I got no sleep again!! I literally have had 1 hour and 15 minutes of sleep in the last 48 hours. Which is just really really bad!! I know it’s super unhealthy and it certainly can’t be helping with the way that I’ve been feeling, my nausea and headaches definitely aren’t improving!! So frustrating! I did lie back down after dropping off my son, but I just wasn’t sleeping. I got out of bed at 10:30. I woke up my daughter. We had some tea and I had plain toast again. Because my tummy can’t handle much more than that!! We watched a couple episodes of Seal Team and made a grocery list and meal plan. Then I dropped her off at work and went to the grocery store. I went straight from the store to pick up the kids from school. Then we went home. I unloaded the groceries. My hubby put them away. My son had to come with me to the city to drive my daughter to dance, because my daughter worked until 8:00 and I stay in the city on Tuesdays and I’m not usually home until about 6:45-7:00 and my hubby leaves for work at around 6:15. We dropped off my daughter and then went to my mom and dad’s house. My dad hooked up his diagnostic thing to the van again, since the check engine light is still on. He said it looks like it needs a new thermostat. That’s a good thing, because it’s easily fixable and cheaply fixable. We played a game with my parents. Then we picked up my daughter and drove home. When we got home I made a quick supper for us. My daughter took hers with her and her friend picked her up and she went to her house to watch a movie. My son and I ate quickly, then picked up my daughter from work. When we got home, watched a show, then I got my son into bed. Once he was asleep I watched one show with my daughter and then I got ready for bed. Now I’m praying that I actually sleep tonight because I’m so damn exhausted!! My eyes are sore and hurt to keep open…I feel like I desperately need sleep now, it’s no longer something that I want. I would beg for sleep tonight, but who exactly do I beg for it? So damn frustrating…

Well, here goes nothing…yet again!

Night All! 💤😴

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Zero Hours Of Sleep…Grrr!!!

Well, last night has to be the worst night yet… I literally didn’t fall asleep all night. I just laid in bed feeling sick and having a migraine, and going to the damn bathroom every hour and a half. I was so bloody frustrated!! My hubby said that I should have gotten up and done something, but I just really didn’t feel well. I kept thinking, I’ve got to fall asleep soon! But, nope! No such luck!! I tried to go back to bed after dropping off my son, but I just continued to lie there. So I got up at 11:30. I woke up my daughter and we had some tea. I had some plain toast. I was even more nauseous than usual and super dizzy. I was gagging and dry-heaving all day. I don’t know if it was the zero sleep, but it probably was. We watched a show while we ate. Then we did some cleaning (I was a bit slow-mo because I felt so shitty!!) until I had to go pick up the kids from school. I brought them home then I drove my daughter to dance. I stopped at the Shoppers in town on the way home. I finally got the 3 injections for my migraines that dr Hauptman prescribed 2.5 weeks ago. They did one into the back of each of my arms and one into my tummy, to show me how to do it so that I can do the rest myself. (Looking so forward to that!!) Then I came home. My hubby made rice to go with the leftovers for supper. He already ate and had to leave for work right after I got home. I warmed up everything for my daughter, son and I and we had supper. Then my daughter and I watched a couple shows, while my son was on his Switch. My hubby texted me from work. They moved up his last day of work. He now only has 3 weeks (counting the rest of this week) of work remaining. Great news…(note the rampant sarcasm!!) When our show was finished I did some laundry, then I got my son ready for bed. I went on my phone for a bit. However, I’m bloody sick and exhausted. I’m going to get ready for bed and I better damn-well sleep tonight!! And on that positive note…

Night All! 💤😴

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Mom And Dad’s House

I didn’t sleep well again last night. That’s not really surprising though. It really doesn’t help that I have to go to the bathroom every hour and a half or so. It’s kind of difficult to get into a deep sleep when that’s happening! I didn’t get out of bed for a while this morning. I wasn’t really asleep, but because I felt so tired I just laid in bed half asleep. I finally got up. I got dressed. Then I did some laundry. I woke up my oldest daughter. I tried to have something to eat, but I couldn’t really eat much. I’ve lost more weight. We got some things together to go to my parent’s house. My younger daughter was at her friend’s house working on a school project, so she didn’t come with us. When we got to my mom and dad’s my hubby and dad took the van into the garage to hook up my dad’s diagnostic thing to it to figure out why the check engine light is on. My daughter peeled the squash for my mom. My hubby and dad came back inside, they think they fixed the problem, fairly quickly too!! Fingers crossed!! We played a few rounds of spoons, because my son loves that game. Then we Monopoly Deal card game. That game ended up being pretty short, my son got pretty lucky and won fairly quickly, even though he couldn’t even read his cards and got help for the majority of the game!! Then we started playing Phase 10. We played about 5 rounds until supper was ready and we had to set the table. We ate supper. After supper we had coffee and a few people had some ice cream. Then we just talked for a while, until we had to go home. When we got home I did some more laundry. My daughter gave my son a quick bath. Then I got him into bed. I went on my phone for a while. Now I’m going to get ready for bed and hopefully get some sleep.

Night All! 💤😴

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A New Pharmacist

This morning I slept in for a while. I didn’t sleep lots last night, again, and this morning I stayed in bed and kind of tossed and turned for a while. My son slept in as well. He did wake up before me though. When I did get up I didn’t go downstairs right away. My son and I played a couple games together upstairs. I talked on my phone for a bit as well, to my daughter and my mom. I called the Shoppers to talk to the pharmacist and left a message for him to call me back. I went downstairs and had some tea and something to eat. I went on my phone for a while. Then I got dressed and my daughter and I drove to the city for a dance meeting. When we got out of the meeting, I saw that the pharmacist had called me back. So, when we got back into town I went to the Shoppers to talk to the pharmacist. I ended up transferring all of my and my family’s prescriptions to the Shoppers. He is going to do the injections tomorrow. He said that he knows Dr Hauptman well. We came home afterwards and my hubby had just started making supper. My daughter came home from work just after we came in. We had supper. After supper the girls and I finished organizing the socks. Then I went upstairs with my son. He laid on my bed with his Nintendo Switch and I had a long shower. I fell asleep putting him to bed!! I just woke up at 2:00 completely disoriented, wondering why my bathroom light was still on. Then I realized what happened and that I hadn’t written this yet! I can’t believe that I actually slept…strange! Hopefully I can go back to sleep!!

Night All! 💤😴

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A Bit Of Broke Person’s Black Friday Shopping

This morning after dropping off my son at school I went to Sobeys and grabbed a few groceries. Then I came home and woke up my daughter. Then we had some tea and some breakfast. I talked to dr Hauptman’s office. His nurse/receptionist talked to him and he was furious that I haven’t received my injections yet. Apparently he has replied back to the pharmacy more than 3 times in the past 2.5 weeks regarding how to proceed with the injections. He really wants me to change pharmacists. He knows one of the pharmacists at the Shoppers in Beaumont and wants me to use him as my pharmacist. It wouldn’t be a quick transition, because once you have a prescription at a pharmacy you have to have all of the refills filled there. You can only have new prescriptions sent or bring them to a new pharmacy. However, he believes that even though Rexall already filled the prescription for this injection, the Shoppers pharmacist will be willing to give me the injections, because the pharmacist at Rexall isn’t trained to give deep, sub-cutaneous injections and the Shoppers guy is. I called him after my daughter and I got home from a bit of Black Friday Christmas shopping, but he wasn’t in, so I’m going to try again tomorrow. After I talked to Dr Hauptman’s office, my daughter and I drove to West Edmonton Mall and we did a little bit of Christmas shopping. Christmas is going to be extremely minimal for us this year. I wanted to go today because of the good sales. We did find some good deals. I didn’t have much to spend and wanted to be careful. When we got back to town I got a couple things for supper and then we went home. My girls organized an overflowing sock bin that has been taking up space in my son’s room or somewhere for far too long. I got supper cooking. We ate supper. The girls continued to do the socks after supper. We had Jeopardy playing while they organized socks and my son and I finished drawing our Cindy Lou Who pictures and then colouring them together. My son’s ear was really hurting him. I really hope that he isn’t getting an ear infection!! My stupid head hurt all day and my tummy and diarrhea still won’t stop. When we finished our pictures I was falling asleep sitting up on the couch. My son wanted to play something, but I just didn’t feel well. I really just wanted to get to bed. I couldn’t keep my bloody eyes open!! I only got about 4.5 hours of sleep last night and I was definitely feeling it. My son kept telling me that he was bored, but he slowly got quieter and quieter until he started to fall asleep with his head on my lap. Then I got up to carefully let out our dogs. (Our biggest dog is limping. My hubby said that he doesn’t know what happened, but when they were coming out of the bedroom she was ahead of him and he heard her skid at the top of the stairs then tumble down the stairs and cry and now she is limping.) She usually jumps up onto our back step to get back inside the house, but had a difficult time doing so tonight. She did eventually do it though. I got the bed ready and my hubby carried my son up to bed. Then I myself ready. I’m just exhausted right now. Let’s see if I sleep. I’ve been exhausted all week and it hasn’t seemed to make all that much of a difference sleep wise. I guess I’ll see!!

Night All! 💤😴

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A Cold Night Last Night

Last night I actually got about 3 hours of sleep, instead of 2! Wow! I’m moving up in the world! Our furnace wasn’t working all night, so we were pretty cold all night. I put my heating pad on my son and I used a bunch of extra blankets. My hubby fiddled with it this morning and got it going. Then he went to bed. The problem was, as he called it, he “red-neck rigged it to work”, so it didn’t shut off until he got up at 2:00 and actually took the time to really fix it correctly. I tried to go back to bed after dropping off my son. As usual I only sort of slept. I attempted to call dr Hauptman, but I couldn’t get through, so I have to try more tomorrow. I picked up the kids from school. Then I drove my daughter to dance. I talked to my old friend from school while I was driving home (via Bluetooth in my van). When I got back to town I bought 2 things at Sobeys and I filled up my van with gas. Then I went home. My hubby had put a new filter in the furnace and was pretty sure that he had it working. He was testing it, by turning it up to 24 and making sure it would turn on and heat up and then turning it much lower and making sure it went down and then would go high again. He’s just worried that this will be a temporary fix and that something bigger could be wrong with it. Fingers crossed. I made my hubby and son supper and just had soup for myself, because my tummy and everything is still really bad. Then my hubby went to work. My daughter was at West Edmonton Mall with a friend, but she came home while my son and I were eating. I made her a couple grilled cheese sandwiches. Then we started watching a show together. I couldn’t finish it because I had to leave to go pick up my daughter and her friend from dance. When we got home my son was asleep on the couch. He had a bad headache and didn’t finish his supper and my daughter said that he fell asleep right after I left. I got him into bed. Then I finished watching the show with my oldest daughter and we watched another show. Now I’m going to get ready for bed and try to get some sleep. My fingers are crossed for a different outcome then I’ve had the rest of the week.

Night All! 💤😴

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I’m So Exhausted…

I got about 2.5 hours of sleep again last night. I don’t know what the hell is wrong with me, but I just can’t sleep. I know that it doesn’t help that I have to get up to have diarrhea in the night, but it’d be super nice to sleep in between these bouts, but I just don’t…I got my son to school and then thought that I would just catch up on my lack of sleep during the day while the kids were at school, since I had nothing to do today. However, my body clearly had different plans for me. Despite being beyond exhausted, I just laid in bed and couldn’t fall asleep. I was feeling super frustrated and exhausted. Between 9:15 and 2:30 I probably managed to get another 2 hours. This is going on for 3 days now. It certainly can’t be helping how I’m feeling! Also, I intended to call Dr Hauptman back today and completely forgot and my good friend tried to call me back twice today and I missed both calls and feel bad that I didn’t call her back. So tomorrow, regardless of how little sleep I get, I’m making those phone calls!! I picked up my daughter from school. My son walked home. I drove her to dance and then I drove home. I made supper, then I made supper. My daughter drove the car to work, but my hubby needed it tonight, so once supper was in the oven, my hubby, son and I got in the van and drove to her work to pick it up. Then we came back home. My hubby had some leftovers and then went to work. My son and I ate supper. Then we drove to his school and went to his parent-teacher conference. Afterwards, we picked up my daughter from work. I bought some ginger ale for my tummy and some cranberry juice for her and we went home. She had supper and we watched a show. My son and I drew a picture at the same time. My daughter came home from dance and I warmed up a plate of supper for her. Then I got my son into bed. I watched a couple shows with my daughter. I felt exhausted. I’m super tired, but likely won’t be sleeping any time soon. But I gotta try, my eyes hurt, my head hurts, my tummy is nauseous and I have diarrhea. I feel super out of it. Likely sleep deprivation…fun.

Night All! 💤😴

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What Is This Thing Called Sleep?!

This morning I went back to bed after dropping off my son at school. I got about 2 hours of sleep last night. I then slept from about 9:15 to 11:30. So I went on only around 4 hours of sleep all day. I don’t think that helps with how bloody sick I’m feeling at all…My oldest daughter had a neurologist appointment at 1:00 this afternoon at the Allin Clinic, so we had to leave at about noon today. We got stuck behind one of those wonderful 50th street trains, which I didn’t count on, so we were a bit late. This dr is usually super thorough and takes forever, so for once I thought that I would be proactive and pay for extra parking. Of course, the one time that I do that, we are finished within the hour and I wasted the extra money! Every other time that I have seen her, with either of my daughters, I have had to excuse myself from the appointment and run down to pay for more parking. The one and only time that I pay for more time in advance, we don’t even need it…Murphy’s law right?! When the appointment was finished we went to Ascendant Book Store just because it’s one of my most favourite places to be. There is something so very calming and peaceful about that place. I just love it. We just walked around and looked at things. We didn’t buy anything. It takes money to buy things!! Then we drove back to town. We went to Sobeys and bought 3 things and then we went home. I’ve been very careful to buy only what we absolutely need. My husband says that we have dramatically decreased our grocery bills over the past couple months, which is good. My hubby got home with the kids about 3 minutes after we did. I drove my daughter to dance. Since it’s Tuesday, I stayed in the city tonight. I talked to my mom on the phone for quite a while, during my daughter’s dance classes. Then I just waited in the van. I am still feeling the same. So I just reclined my seat all the way and closed my eyes until she was finished. Then we drove home. My oldest daughter left as soon as we got home. Her best friends birthday was yesterday and they were going to a movie together tonight. I made some perogies and sausages for my son and daughter (they aren’t big stew fans). I tried to eat a little bit of stew. I only got a tiny bit down. Really not feeling that hungry these days. Then my son made up a game that I could play with him where I can stay sitting on the couch (because he knows I feel crappy!!) Afterwards, I got him into bed. I watched a show with my daughter, we did a load of laundry and now I’m going to get ready for bed. Maybe I will sleep tonight. Ha ha ha!! What a joke!

I’ll go ahead and say it, even though I don’t actually sleep…

Night All! 💤😴

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Sick And Tired Of Feeling Sick And Tired

This morning after I dropped off the kids at school, I woke up my oldest daughter. She got dressed and we drove to the lab in town. She had a couple lab requisitions. We didn’t have to wait very long. Once she was finished we went back home. I tried to eat a bit of yogurt, but my tummy was just bad. She stayed up, because she had to leave for work in about an hour and 15 minutes. I only slept on and off again last night, so I went back to bed for a while. I got up at about 1:30. I started making stew for supper. It takes a while, which is why I started so early. My hubby left to get the kids from school, so that I could finish getting everything prepared for the stew before I had to leave to drive my daughter to dance. They got back. My daughter changed and I told my hubby when to add the veggies to the stew. Then I drove my daughter to dance. I bought some basil when I got back in town and then I went home. I checked on supper. I stayed in the kitchen mostly. My hubby ate and left for work. He found out that his last day is on December 20th. We are just praying that he finds something else before that date. If he doesn’t, we don’t know what we are going to do. We will be absolutely screwed!!! I waited until my daughter came home from work to eat my supper. Then I got her, my son and myself some supper. I still have major tummy issues and diarrhea, I only had a very small bowl of supper for myself. Everything makes me gag, brushing my teeth, if the wind blows my hair in my mouth, absolutely everything! It’s just not fun! My daughter and I watched a couple shows. Then she got my son into bed while I picked up my daughter and her friend from dance. They were both asleep when we got home. I woke her up. We watched a show. Now I’m going to attempt to sleep through the night.

Night All! 💤😴

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