Brain = Fog

plAYMAT 017Just got off the phone with one my grandma’s friends from her apartment building.  I had to help her with a computer question.  Thankfully it was an easy one bc I am better at seeing what I’m doing, then relying on someone who has no idea what’s going on trying to explain it to me.  Now my brain feels dead.

Saw painting done by my dad.

Saw painting done by my dad.

Got lost, but eventually got out to the Fixed Fur Life volunteer Gail, who gets donations, and sells them super cheap, and all of the money goes to Fixed Fur Life.  I got a box full of beautiful clothes for $8, but unfortunately the sizes were all over the map, so only about half I can wear lol.  Oh well, still worth it!

So I got my glucose test done, and already got a call from my family doctor asking to see me.  No rush to get me in right away, but something did show, so I am going back in at the beginning of April.

mar17 007I also went to the sleep clinic.  The first time my family doctor wanted me to go, I just got called in and went and spent the night.  This time, they did a consult with me first with one of the doctors there, and then I got my appointment date to spend the night.  That isn’t booked for May, but they usually call you in when they get an opening and you get in more quickly.

I am on the hunt for a stacking, washer/dryer set.  Looking in stores, the prices are atrocious!  I am getting funding for it though, but I pay it back as I can, so I would like to go used, but it’s hard to get the price, then apply for funding for it, then get it in time before it is sold.

bottles 002Hailey the student and I, went to one of the high rises here and checked out the apartments.  They are beautiful, and have hard wood floors which is a must with my allergies, and a nice view, and come with air conditioners to boot, but I want to be somewhere settled that I can some day have a dog there, and being up in a high rise, will make it harder than it is here for me to get a dog out first thing in the morning.  I would ideally like a place I can just walk out the door and there be a small yard or grassy area.  So undecided about the whole living situation.

I am slowly getting through my old junk again to attempt to sell, then donate what doesn’t to the Diabetes Assoc. like I do.  I would like to find some sort of shelf that I can use to show off my nesting doll sets, but be a skinny shelf… hard to explain.  Again looking for a coffee table too.  I got a nice one, but it looked so old and crappy with my furniture, so I resold it and am now using my laptop table as my coffee table until I find the right one lol.  I am trying to downsize at the same time though bc I have SO much stuff!  I want to go through my closet and craft room, and pack things more efficiently and get rid of the crap I don’t use.

Wish I had the energy to match all of the stuff I want to do lol.

Take Care!

Ash,

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jan26 003

Presents from dad and Lois on their trip

My depression is doing a lot better.  My counselor warned me it might get shook a bit when my mom had her heart attack, but I truly thought bc it was SO bad, that I was having a relapse!  Thankfully not though!  I don’t think this weather helps.  I love Winter, but it is dark and dreary like a lot.

Furminator!  Zeus likes it too!

Furminator! Zeus likes it too!

So I got a call from my family doctor to come in about my blood work.  I swore it would be my B12 bc I hadn’t taken it the month I got it done, but it wasn’t that.  I figured if not that, maybe cholesterol?  I’ve been eating healthy, but frying veggies, and eating salty type stuff more, and since the LDL and HDL were so crazy high yrs back when I first started my beta blocker for POTS, I thought that had to be it… it wasn’t.

feb28 005I have pre diabetes… seriously?  It’s not in my family along my parents.  I do have an aunt, and my mom who have been diagnosed with pre diabetes, but it never amounted to anything.  I never thought this would be an issue for me, bc it’s not in my family, I normally exercise all the time pre POTS freak out, and I have cut my sugar back like CRAZY!

feb28 006To find out for sure, that this is what it is, my family doctor is having me do that fast for 10 hours, then drink this crazy sugary drink in between blood work.  I had it done way back when I found out about the cholesterol (which was perfect by the way… as was my B12) lol.  So I have to get that done again.

jan26 006Yet again I got weepy there, which resulted in the, “Do you think it could be your depression?”  Making me feel so sick and tired I mean.  And I had to answer with the usual, “No… I feel depressed bc I am sick and tired!”  So she wants me to go back and get a sleep study done again.  I’m happy to do it, but I don’t really see the point.  I sleep about 8- hours a night, and get exhausted from trying to do daily tasks, not bc I didn’t get a good nights sleep.

I talked about my options for potentially quitting smoking.  Not a big deal, and may not even happen, but I want to know what my options are and what quit aids I can use together, bc I figure why not have help with this to make it even more likely to happen when I give it a go.

Now I have to just do some pricing of stuff, since not every thing is covered by my drug plan, and make a quit date!  Ever since my mom’s attack, I got thinking about it.  The doctors said it’s bc she’s been smoking for close to 40 years… and I am at 17 years and I’m only 32!  I’ve been smoking longer, than the amount of time I didn’t.  I don’t want to be in my 50’s and having a heart attack due to something I could have controlled.  I want to be around to be an old lady, and with all my illnesses, even though it doesn’t cause symptoms that I notice with them, quitting will definitely be a benefit for them too, and my over all energy and health.  We shall see…

Got my cute guinea pig earrings and necklace.  They look just the way I wanted.  Simple, and not flashy, but still cute 🙂

Okay, going back to watching The Ghost Adventures and cuddling with Zeus.

Talk to ya later!

Ash,