Sleep eludes me

I’m supposed to be asleep already. With my doctor appointment early tomorrow in downtown Houston, I tried going to bed early this evening. I was actually sleepy about 8:30.….but that time has passed, and I’m not sure why my brain is on. And I know I’ll have a hard time getting up in the morning! Why do our brains/bodies do this to us?

Today, I also was up fairly early (for summer 🙂) to take my mom to her doctor for a simple procedure. But the doctor only does this at the Pasadena office, which round trip is about 3 hours. Traffic wasn’t bad at all on the way there and just jammed up in a few places on the way back, so overall it was not too bad. Just long. And it turned out to be a pre-procedure needed for insurance. Hopefully, the real deal will get approved quickly, and my mom can get some relief from her serious back pain.

Once home about noon, I tried to get some things done around the house. I feel like I did a lot and yet not enough. I’ve had a few days this week in a row where I’ve been feeling better than I have in a long while, and I’m very thankful for this! However, it’s hard to pace myself after months of severe fatigue. I want to do all of the things!

Alright, I’m going to try to close my eyes. The appointment I have tomorrow with my CFS/Lyme specialist here in town is my regular 3 month visit. I don’t expect much to change at all, plus my out of town CFS/Lyme doctor just put me on a pretty entailed plan on Tuesday that I’d like to try to follow to see if I can make some much needed progress with the fatigue and cognitive issues I’ve been experiencing. Luckily, both of my doctors are cool with me seeing both of them and open to one another’s suggestions, etc., and they know each other professionally. I can only be grateful about the options I have where I know that others do not.

Have a good night, friends and take care! -b

*the photo is our dog Boo Boo. He’s a hot mess of a Chihuahua. Very spoiled and very adorable!

8 Comments on “Sleep eludes me

  1. I never would have guessed your pup was a Chihuahua. He looks fuzzier than the ones I’ve known. You’re lucky to be able to come into Pasadena from the north. The construction on 146 down here has made the trip up from the south problematic at best. And of course we love our specialists, but a trip into the Medical Center and surrounds always risks being frustrating. I hope all goes smoothly!

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    • We think he may have some Papillon him as well. He has those butterfly ears with the long hair hanging down. Unfortunately, he will not allow brushing or anything else for that matter ie bathing, nail clipping without biting. He could be so much more adorable if he would just let me brush him and like it!

      Oh wow! That does sound like traffic nightmare! Our trip was not bad at all! I think we just hit it at the right times and the traffic gods were watching over us 😄 I can’t imagine how long it takes you to get from down there to the medical center. I hope they finish up that construction soon!


  2. I can relate. When I have to be up early in the morning I can never seem to get to sleep at a decent hour. I hope all your doctor appointments go well. I should go in myself but they have changed my primary doctor again. I am really not up to going through that long introduction period again. All the nest to you and yours!

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    • That’s probably it. Those early mornings just seem to somehow gear my brain up the night before. Why do we do this to ourselves!?! Ugh. I don’t blame you for delaying a doctor visit to s different doctor-again. It’s honestly exhausting to have to try and explain everything in like the whole 8-12 minutes doctors can spare. I hope you had a good Friday!

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  3. It’s so hard to turn our minds off some nights. I often struggle to fall asleep. My usual move is to stay up later and read until my eyes can no longer stay open.

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