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Terrific Thursday-I get to see Ethan again!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I got to pick Ethan up from school yesterday!! I have so much fun with him!! I introduced him to Nutella and peanut butter on bread. He loved it. So I sent a bottle of Nutella home with him and his Dad. I get to pick him up today, too. And tonight is Kid's Group...and we are going to make chocolate chip cookies...so he is going with me. He will have fun....but I wonder how he will do around kids with not so good behavior?? The kids in kids group have behavior issues at school and sometimes at home...and lots of times in group!! Oh well, I am sure he sees a lot I don't know about at school. I just feel a little protective of him...he's only 6 years old. I am not going to worry about it. He will have fun!!

I had a miserable day yesterday...besides getting to see Ethan. I had hot flashes so bad!! i thought I had a fever, but I don't have a decent thermometer......so went to my friend's next door. No fever! Just nasty hot flashes!! It was 73 in my apartment and I felt like I was on fire!!If this is peri-menopause...I hate to see what menopause is like! I felt so bad...I just wanted to scream. But Ethan was here so I just complained to my friend and turned on every fan I have in my apartment. Opened the windows and the door...and said a prayer!! Then after he left I went to bed at 7 p.m. I know that is early, but after 2 nights of not sleeping well...I just felt the need to be in bed..lying down and I listened to an audio book. It was still light out, but it didn't matter!! I don't think I listened to the book very long and I was out! Finally, a good night's sleep! Now I am up and it is only 3 a.m., but that is okay. I feel rested and like I can function today.

I didn't track my food emoticon yesterday or should I say, I didn't get it put into my nutrition tracker. I did track it. I probably went over my fat grams, calories and carbs...we'll see. I am going to put it in the nutrition tracker next. I was just too tired last night to enter it into the computer. emoticon So hopefully I can still get it to print out today. I only have to print out this week and then I have DPP classes monthly and I am not sure if we track daily. I will keep tracking, just may not print it all out every time. emoticon

I go to the doctor today for my neck pain...which wasn't on my mind yesterday...because of the other issues. It didn't hurt too bad during the day...after I iced it for awhile. emoticon Anyway, I am hoping I find out if it is arthritis or just muscle/skeletal problem.
I am going to bring up the sleep issue and the hot flashes...not that they will do much about them...but I want them to see the whole picture!! Then when I go on June 2 to see my gynecologist...I am going to really do some talking to him!! There has got to be something to help with this....at least I will have air conditioning this summer. That is, if they ever get it put in my apt. I know it isn't that hot yet...but it feels like it to me!!

So yesterday I ate at my friend's. We had tacos. It was really good. I don't think I did too bad, but I was so miserable hot...that at that point I just didn't care!! I ate for comfort! I haven't emotionally ate in a long time...but I just wanted to eat regular food and not feel guilty!! So, I did. And I don't feel guilty. I don't eat at restaurants very often...I go next door to my friends. Some of my weight consciousness is rubbing off on her. She always tells me what is in the food...what she added, like she added butter to the refried beans. She said it makes them creamier!! I would never do that...but I ate them anyway. And she didn't add that much...probably a tbsp. So I will consider that when I track. We had hard tacos, so I just broke my shells up and made a salad. It was pretty good...although I could have skipped the sour cream...but like I said earlier...I wanted some comfort food. Now normally I wouldn't consider tacos comfort food, but the company of my friend and not having to cook...was comforting!! emoticon We talked and took my temperature...and turned on her air conditioner!! Oh, that felt so good! Linda was telling me that when she told her doctor about her hot flashes, he upped her prozac. Anyone know any research or had any experience with that...I just don't see how that would help. And I am already on a fairly high dose of it. Anyway...I will be asking all the doctors I see in the next month and then in August when I see my psychiatrist...if it hasn't resolved!! emoticon

Well, this is getting a bit long and I want to move on to other things. Have a great day...and remember...it is what you make it!!
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    Hey Angie! Well, technically sleeping from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. is a full 8 hours of sleep, so you did good!!!

    I'm not sure what to tell you about the hot flashes, other than I'm sorry! That sounds awful!! I'm glad to hear you'll be seeing your gynecologist in less than a month. He/she has dealt with this before and they will know what to do (or at least have an idea of where to start!). I know that hormone replacement therapy is often used to treat perimenopause/menopause, but there are some risks associated with it. If just adjusting your medication would help that would be the way to go (in my opinion). Regardless of what I think, your gynecologist will know what to do!

    So glad you get to hang out with Ethan!! Have fun!!

    Hope you have a better day!!

    ~ Kayli

    3575 days ago
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