After weeks of waking up every night a 4am with a very severe pain in my head and neck last night I slept with a soft cervical collar on, it helped. I still woke up in pain, but I got a lot more sleep, and when I woke up the pain was much less severe. However, I did snore all night, and the collar does take some getting use to. But I am so VERY GRATEFUL for a soft cervical collar, and more sleep!
I’m grateful that I was able to make it out to TWO appointments this week two days in a row! First to the Pain Clinic and next to the Neuro-Opthomologist. That is a big accomplishment. I didn’t really think about it, I just knew I had to do it, but Stuart pointed out how proud he was of me. I don’t think of it as being proud of me, I get upset when I can’t do it, but I need to realize, this is wonderful! When we started to leave for the neuro-opthomologist appointment I felt like I was starting to have vertigo, but I couldn’t cancel this appointment, it took me over 3 months to get in to see this doctor! I was scared, but I took some medication, turned the air conditioner on me full blast, and made a go for it. It was a grueling day, filled with hours of tests. I’m grateful that everything turned out fine. No problems with my eyesight, except that I need new glasses!
I’m grateful that the bunnies have grown up enough to leave the nest. We are officially empty nesters! Stuart was a little sad. The first night he was very worried, he kept saying, “I hope they are alright.” Such a sweet foster bunny dad.
I’m grateful for my friends. I’ve lost many along the way over the past few years, things happen, life moves on. The friends who are still active in my life are the kind you have for a life time. My new friends are so precious, I hope you know how much you mean to me. My dear friends, I am so very grateful for each and every one of you.
I’m grateful for books. For the library, for my Kindle, for any way that I can get free books that I actually want to read! Recently I’ve been reading a lot more about my gut issues. I’m grateful that I think I found a book that is going to help me with my restrictive diet dealing with my fructose malabsorption. I’m reading about ways to handle chronic pain using Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, I think this could also help me during a vertigo attack. I already use some of these techniques, and it does help quite a bit. I’m reading a lot about Buddhism, all about the different types and how they are different from one another. I’m reading about minimalism, trying to reduce things in my life. I’m reading about art and photography. I’m reading a mystery, some science fiction….. I read to relax, and I read to learn. I just love to read.
I’m grateful for this silly goat someone shared with me today that made me laugh and laugh….Stuart laughed at me blabbing with this goat. Blab, Blabb, Blablbelble…. I think he really laughed because I couldn’t hear myself and I was just going on and on blable, bable….hahaha