Friday, September 24, 2010

tired day

I am very tired today.  I did have to get up a bit earlier than usual for the doctor's appointment, but I took a nap and I don't feel like I did.  I am still tired.  We will be heading to bed early that is for sure.

I didn't get any medicine from the doctor to help the pain.  I have to have a Ultra sound next week and then I will see him the week after for test results.  Until then, I will just have to take pain pills to help the pain.  Ugh, is my answer to that.  I was hoping for an easy answer for this one.  Why do I get the ones they are puzzled over?  I know many of us get strange things, it isn't just me.  I am lucky though because I have supportive friends and family.  Tillie is coming over on Wednesday afternoon to stay with Mom while I have my super early ultra sound appointment.  I have to get up at 6 am to drink 40 oz of water.  You can stop laughing now, yes, I said 6 am.  The appointment is at 7:30 am.  Mom won't have to woken up to come with me now, which I was concerned about.  I am not looking forward to getting up that early.  Of course, I will probably go right back to bed when I get home.  Or at least, take a long nap in the afternoon. Tillie kind of chuckled at the time too.  I don't blame her.  I was somewhat laughing at myself for the same reason.  I am so not a morning person.  I usually get up between 11 to 12 noon everyday.  I have been looking up stuff on the Internet about the pain, but no answers so far jump out at me.  I am going to stop looking up anything because it only scares me more.  I do hope it is nothing serious.  I really do.

Mom is doing okay.  She isn't drinking as much as she normally does, but I am encouraging her to drink more.  She did pretty well going to the doctor and then our usual.  The only hick up today was when we were leaving Timmy's, she didn't want to get in the car right away.  She was sure she didn't want to get in the car.  She, of course, eventually did.  I don't know why she gets that way, but she does at times.  Maybe we should have gone to the drive through.  I don't know.  She is slowly slipping away from me and I am not liking this.  Not one bit, I want my mom back, the one from a few years ago before she got sick.  That's the one I want.  I do know deep down she is the same mom, but this new, scared all the time Mom doesn't seem to enjoy stuff like the old Mom did.  However, I will keep her, this Mom is better than no Mom that is for sure.  I do appreciate that I still have one as many of my friends don't.

I was reading one of my regular blogs and the topic was comments.  I just want you to know, I read and appreciate each comment I get.  I really do.  I love reading what you write to me and the encouragement I get is awesome.

I do hope this finds you doing well and having a good day.  Despite being tired, it has been an okay day, didn't like the doctor's appointment, but then who does?  Overall, it has been a good day.


  1. MIss Heather. I am so sorry you are in so much pain. Reading your posts just makes me feel kinda worthless. There is nothing I can do.
    But we can chat!
    Yes, enjoy your Mom for the days that she is your Mom. And those are the days you'll remember. The bad ones will fade away - promise. I can't believe my Mom has been gone 12 years - even my kids said "Really?" Feels like I just talked to her the other day. . .
    I am so looking forward to my trip. I hope it is cooler up in WA and OR. Too bloody hot down here! YUCK! I am ready for Fall! I just went to Michael's and got a cute gourd for 40% off. I need another one like I need a hole in my head - but I bought it any way. I don't have any of my fall decor down . . . I just haven't had time.
    Big changes for me at work! I'm so excited! I'll be ZOOED doing that whenI get back. Oh well! the money is what lets me play so much! My friend Joy (who I am going with) and her husband Dale are good friends of ours and the guys just look at us and say "GO!". That way they can take long Harley trips too! No complaints from me. A quiet house is a good thing every once in a while. I like my alone time.
    Well I hope you feel better soon! Pain is not fun. Even just my feet pain affects so much of my life - I can only imagine yours.
    Big hugs! :) Karen

  2. Hi, Heather! I'm so sorry you are in a lot of pain. What is hurting you? Mine is my lower back and neuropathy pain in my right foot. Feels like someone has a flame to it. Pain is horrible, as you well know!!! I hope you feel better soon. I'm sorry your ultrasound is so early in the morning. Do take a nap when you get home. That is what I would do. I hope you have a good day.
    Hugs to you!

  3. Karen,

    Yes, I plan to enjoy Mom as long as possible. I can't wait to hear all about your trip. I haven't pulled any fall decorations out yet either. I was hoping to do that this week. We shall see. I found the window decorations in Mom's room.


    I hope that right foot starts behaving for you. I plan to take a long nap when I get home from that ultra sound. My cousin will be here to take care of mom so I will sleep!