Just plugging along

Well not much of an update here. I’m just plugging along. Still helping hubby’s family out since the loss of his cousin at 44years old. She left behind 4 kids. We have learned the cause of death, COVID. She had many underlying conditions and her body just couldn’t fight it.

Oldest daughter is home from college this week. She doesn’t have her license yet, wants to get it over the summer. She’s got a lot of appointments to fit in after I get done work so I’m working this week and appointments after. She went to college at 17years old and never got her license. Couldn’t have a car on campus the first year so she didn’t prioritize it. It’s time to now.

My tailbone is much better, it’s been a month since my fall on it. My sciatic nerve pain is shooting down my leg though. It can get really bad, right now it hurts but is manageable. Still daily annoying.

Still doing good with alcohol. Last night I was watching The Bachelor with a few shrimp and was completely content. It’s funny that now that I’m not daily drinking, I now like shows like The Bachelor. Ah well, better than drinking!

Like my polar bear pj’s and snowflake socks combination?

Question for you all, anyone experience waking up multiple times through the night even with cutting out alcohol? I really thought cutting it out would help, but it hasn’t. I’ve tried essential oils and Melatonin without luck. ( Melatonin gave me scary nightmares even at a low dose. ) I was prescribed Ambien but just didn’t like the nightly taking of it. I felt I was getting addicted to taking it. For awhile now I’ve been taking 2 Benadryl at night. Keeps me asleep for 4 hours, which I’ll take. Recently it’s only been keeping me asleep 2 hours, then like last night I tossed and turned the rest of the night. Feeling quite tired already today and it’s only 8am. ( I get up at 5am daily ) I’ve never been a good sleeper and am coming to think it’s just something I will have to live with.

Anyway, overall keeping on track and doing good. Life seems a little boring lately but that happens at times.

Take care and thanks for reading!

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4 Responses to Just plugging along

  1. Dwight Hyde says:

    Morning Jackie. I still have issues getting a solid 6 hours in one shot of sleep. Most of it is because I go to bed to early, eat dinner to close to bedtime, and am on my iPad right beforehand. All the stuff you’re not supposed to do. Ha! If I switch all that up the correct way with a good 3 mile walk outside during the day…sleeping tends to play nice.😊

    • Morning Dwight! I can relate to a lot of this. We eat later due to hubby’s schedule, and then I still ate shrimp. 🤣😂 I have been on my phone too before bed because morning and nights are my usual “me” times for things like that. You are definitely onto something with the exercise. Maybe incorporating that this week into my routine will help. I wanted to anyway, just have to find things to do not to aggravate the leg. Thank you Dwight, I now have my week mission to accomplish. I appreciate you and thanks for always commenting!!! 😍🙌🏻

  2. Unfortunately, my sleep is awful. Hot flashes, peeing, I’m up every 4 hours. If I get a straight 6 hours, I feel lucky.
    I tried everything, nothing works.

    I had good luck with acupuncture for my sciatica leg pain.

    Wonderful about not drinking!

    • Hi Wendy! Yeah I seem to be getting hot and cold flashes at night, maybe that’s why I keep waking up. My monthly is screwy too. I never thought of acupuncture, I actually know a real good one about half an hour away!
      Thanks on the not drinking! Every morning I wake up tired but not tired due to drinking I know I’ll manage just fine for the day!
      XO back and thanks so much!!! 😀🙌🏻

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