|"Our Hyacinth" : The Boo-Kay residence, the lady of the house speaking"|
I do have some good news to report on the sleep front. I'm getting an hour or more sleep each night. Seriously. An hour more plus. And I've got the charts to prove it! Of course, I made so many changes to my habits all at once, but I feel sure it was the increased in the thyroid meds. And I would like to kick both my old doctor and my endocrinologist right in the nuts. Hard. For the next ten years or so. Nightly - so they get no real rest. It look my old doc retiring and a new doc who was either scared of this crazy woman who wouldn't quit ranting about how her symptoms lined up EXACTLY with those for low thyroid despite what her "numbers" said or her medical training was recent enough that she had heard there were some people who didn't meet the numbers, but were so afflicted. And then that same doc allowed an uptick in dosage!
I'm still doing the same sleep hygiene stuff I outlined before - three sheets and I replaced the empty duvet cover with a very light lap quilt that leaves my chest and feet free. In addition, based upon something Lyn suggested, while I didn't buy the quick-heating electric blanket, I have been taking a microwave-heated rice bag to bed with me for extra warmth when I start out. Plus, I have a new mattress and a neck-support pillow.
Speaking of warmth, a suggestion that I think I heard from the Before I Eat app (such a bad name for what I think is a useful tool) was to use warmth to soothe and calm anxiety, as elementary as that sounds. A warm bath, warm towels/robe in the dryer, etc. I've used the rice bag in the microwave a couple of times, along with a cup of hot tea. Seems to help a bit.
I've got an appointment with a personal trainer in the morning to help me put together a weight-lifting regiment as part of our corporate wellness program. I'm hoping that I can get over my dislike of the whole weights thing.
Leaving for Las Vegas on Saturday for five long work days. I should have tacked on a trip to San Diego on the end of it, but I didn't -so it will be mid-April before I get to see Dave again. Plus, I'm getting a new work laptop which means lots of getting stuff moved over. Man, do I hate change :-).
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. From small acorns grow mighty oaks.