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Morning has broken...?

Monday, October 21, 2019

This actually isn’t this morning’s sunrise... as I am up at 2:30am, and the sun won’t rise for another 5 hours or so, lol. It is a sunrise out at my dad’s house. I haven’t been able to catch the really vivid sunrises. I either didn’t have my phone with me, or my hands were full on the mornings when the colors have been their most vibrant. Oh well. I have the memory stored away in my mind. I am not surprised that I am up this early. I slept nearly 12 hours Saturday night. Yikes! It gave me a headache on Sunday. Too much sleep makes me feel foggy and slow the next day. Much the same as too little sleep does. I take melatonin to try and help regulate my sleep cycle, but so far it has only helped a little. Though any improvement in my sleep patterns is great. For about 30 months my sleep was very limited. It has only been since the middle of this summer that things have improved in any way with my sleep. Anyways... The chili that I made Friday night/Saturday morning tastes even better for having sat for two days in the refrigerator. The flavors are much more blended together. Not such distinct flavors from the individual ingredients. But isn’t that always the way with things like chili?! Today is the start of a busy week of appointments for me. I have medical appointments every day... all the way up to four appointments on Wednesday. But generally two a day most days. Monday I have two appointments, including a short one to get my flu shot. I have to get X-rays (for the urologist), to check on the status of my kidney stones on Tuesday... so that he has them on Thursday when I see him. Wednesday I have those four appointments including three appointments before noon, followed by the rheumatologist in the afternoon, which can take up to 4 hours (including drive time). Thursday is the urologist and the visiting nurse. Friday is the benefits counselor, and I believe that a friend is going to take me grocery shopping. I am already a little tired just thinking about it all. I know it will all be okay, but the anticipation is what gets me. I can imagine all sorts of possible scenarios (none of them good), when really the reality is much simpler and much less painful. lol. Our brains are such weird things. I am hoping to get everything ironed out with my insurance on Friday. Last Friday’s appointment was mostly spent trying to get a straight answer out of my current company (we never got one), and finding out the process for expediting a change of companies. I am very dissatisfied with the company I am currently with... to the point that I don’t really want to deal with them in any way anymore. They keep lying to me. (Either that or their CSRs are just making stuff up off the top of their heads, with no regard for reality). Needless to say I am happily anticipating a change. Well, I am off to start my day now. Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!!
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  • FLORIDASUN
    Hugs to you on such a busy schedule. I use CBD to sleep at night. It's the only thing that lets me fall off into slumberland after only reading a few pages from my book. A lifesaver for sure. This has been a very stressful last few days for me. I haven't left the house for two days in a row and could easily stay in the rest of the week. But work won't let me do that which is probably a good thing.

    Sending you big hugs beautiful one! emoticon
    22 days ago
  • ROSALIE28
    If you are having problems you cant get resolved, obtain the name and address of the President/ CEO of the company. Write a letter and mail it. I have done this on four separate occasions with four separate companies. You would be surprised each time problem was resolved. Most times you can find the information on the internet. It works better then email.
    23 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Wow that is one heavy schedule for doctor appointments. But then again, you'll get them all out of the way and then you can relax. I hope that your sleep patterns will improve for you. Makes me wonder why our bodies do that to us. Hubby has a hard time sleeping and I feel so bad for him at times. I usually don't have any problem at all, and can fall asleep almost anywhere. When I'm tired my body just says ok enough and I zonk out. Sometimes I think it is all part of the changes in the universe. I mean with the change of seasons and the daylight savings thing. I just wish they would get rid of it and that we would all be on the same time, except for the natural time zones.

    take care of yourself today and have a great one!
    23 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    I have to put all my appointments on my iPad & phone. When I was working, my schedule was pretty fixed, now I think because I’m retired, I can just agree to be somewhere without looking. Oops! Um, can I reschedule?
    23 days ago
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  • BUNNYCATS
    Sending lots of prayers and positive healing vibes! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    23 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Wow! I am tired for you w/all those appointments. I wish you all the very best w/your medical appointments. As for the insurance, godspeed! So many do not know what they're doing and we end up getting the short end of the stick.

    HUGS and I'll be thinking of you.
    23 days ago
  • CONTROUBLE
    Hope all your appointments go well and good luck with the new insurance company.
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    23 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I hope all turns out well for you.
    23 days ago
  • DMILLER33
    Take care. You will certainly be busy. I hope your sleep keeps getting better because with good sleep it is easier to handle all the rest.
    23 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    Sorry that you have to go through all that crap with your insurance company. I read comments on SP about insurance and I am so glad I don't have to deal with that. It sounds crazy! And exhausting! Best wishes!
    23 days ago
  • MARYJOANNA
    Just take one day at a time! Don't look ahead; just concentrate on this one day!
    23 days ago
  • LOF7203
    Thanks for sharing
    23 days ago
  • TOWBALL4540
    Up to can’t sleep
    23 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I will be thinking of you suffering through all those appointments. Every time they order another xray for me I ask them when I start glowing in the dark.I got a new girl last week , she fell for it and said surely it can't be that bad ,I started listing off what I had had since January She looked at the other radiologist and said "She's exaggerating" the other girl said "Nope she forgot three " I thought she was going to don protective gear before she came near me !
    23 days ago
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