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Just a little update...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I'm doing a little better. I've been forcing myself to do things and push through the depression. It is exhausting and I've been getting worn out completely by 2 PM (actually sooner than that, but I'm pushing through it). But I'm trying. It's hard. I went to my friend's house yesterday so the kids could see her kids and play. I had a pretty good time, but it was exhausting.

I'm waking up every night around 2 or 3 AM and not being able to go to sleep again for a while. By 5 AM I'm up and so tired, but I can't go back to sleep. By 9 AM I'm ready to go back to bed, but can't, too many things to do. I'm waking up around midnight too. Last night it was due to coughing, I can't seem to get rid of this cough. Overall I'm not getting much sleep again and that is not good.

I haven't been working out and I need to, but I'm so exhausted and depressed, I just don't have the energy to do so. Going through the motions is about all I can handle right now.

We finally made it to over one tenth of the way toward getting a service dog!! Still have a ways to go, but I'm so thankful to those that have donated so far. My hope is to get the dog started on training this year so that I can have her next year. I wish it could be sooner, but that is not possible.

Off to the grocery store today, must buy enough veggies to make it for the rest of the week. I'm in love with Brussel sprouts right now. Cut them up and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, then bake at 400 for 23 minutes. Perfect and yummy! I'm told doing the same thing to cabbage makes it super yummy too. Will have to find out.

Hope your day goes wonderfully! Thanks for stopping by!
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  • SILVER1369
    1069 days ago
    Good to hear from you. Glad there is progress on getting the service dog! emoticon
    1069 days ago
    I don't know you too well, yet. I'm wondering about a couple of things. Do you have thyroid issues? Thyroid issues can cause Depression, fatigue, weight problems on either end of the spectrum. The meds can make you NOT be able to sleep and you have to learn how to adjust those.

    About the cough. Do you happen to be on any Blood Pressure medicine? My mom had some health problems, and one of them was a TERRIBLE, wet cough that she could NEVER get over. Well, last year I had to get on a blood pressure med, which happened to be the same one SHE was on. After a few days I began getting a terrible cough and IT would not go away. When my hubby heard me, from another room, he assumed it was my MOM coughing. When we realized the possible connection, I told he doc I wanted to switch medicines. My cough was gone soon after.
    Mom did NOT get off of hers (creature of habit) and her cough remained until her death.

    The cough itself is really bad for you and there are warnings about it.

    So those are two things you can check into. Thyroid and BP meds. Also BP meds can make you tired unless they are adjusted correctly.

    So much to think about!
    1069 days ago
    Works with cauliflower too. 😀
    1069 days ago
    I love Brussels sprouts just steamed or boiled best.
    1069 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    I can be your twin lately. Thanks for sharing your experiences. It really helps me get things in perspective.
    1069 days ago
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  • BJK1961
    See a doctor and have them check your ferritin level. Low ferritin can cause fatigue, depression, and confusion. Women are especially susceptible. Google ferritin.
    1069 days ago
    Thanks for keeping us posted!!
    1069 days ago
  • CARYN244
    I know exactly how you feel. Keep encouraging your self to get up and about.
    1069 days ago
    Sounds like he may need to go to the doc to check out that cough! I'm sorry you're having sleep issues. I feel your pain!
    1069 days ago
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