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Just a Lot of Blather

November 2nd, 2016 at 06:03 pm

I had another bad night, not as bad as the others, but still ... just not getting enough sleep. After I got home from work today I had to lie down, I was so drained and exhausted, but then I had to get up again to go to the doctor.

This is the doctor who is subbing for my own doctor, and helping me out with my statin. At first she wasn't hearing me about the pain I am experiencing. I suppose it does boggle the mind that I have tried three statins and they all make me hurt. I probably sound like a whiner, but the pain is very real.

She settled on fluvastatin, which I haven't tried before, and which may have the advantage of being gentle on my kidneys. I will fill the prescription tomorrow.

I talked to my insurance company today and made sure they will send my info to my mortgage lender. They didn't have my loan number, so that was stopping the flow of information. That still doesn't solve the problem of the building insurance. I called my property manager, and I was given a number to call. I had to leave a message, but got no reply yet.

Spending today was $1 for coffee, $2 for parking, and $5 copay at the doctor's.

I'm going to meet K. for lunch tomorrow, so I have to figure out something for the brown bag. I do have apple slices. I may have to make a peanut butter sandwich. Or I could take some yogurt.

I didn't get to the gym today. I rarely miss, but the day was too crowded and I was too tired.

I got my free OTC medications in the mail today. I ordered Tyelnol -- regular, and PM -- menthol gel, Pepsid, lambs wool for my feet, and CoQ10. That was $50 worth!

I haven't heard anything about the orthotics. It seems like it's taking a long time to make them. I'd like to get that payment over with, and I'd also like to get some relief for my feet.

The teachers in our school district are threatening to go on strike soon. That means my DIL will need some help with babysitting, since she just recently got a part-time job. The timing isn't good for me, since I am working now, but I told her that if she can let me know on Mondays when I am needed, I can work it out in my schedule. The kids' other grandma also lives nearby, and she will help, too. She has a part-time job herself. My son can pitch in sometimes, too, as he can work from home on some days. We'll get it done. The best news would be, of course, that they decide not to strike!

6 Responses to “Just a Lot of Blather”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    In New Jersey it is against the law for teachers to go on strike. Hopefully, things will be resolved before it gets to that point. Children need to be in school.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry you are in pain. Statins aren't all they are cracked up to be...muscle weakness as a side effect is not good considering your heart is a muscle. You might consider going off of them entirely! There is research that say high cholesterol actually has protective qualities, and that the cholesterol isn't the cause of heart disease. Wishing you good health. Smile

  3. CB in the City Says:

    CCF, I have discussed this with my doctor, and have tried going off statins in the past. But my cholesterol immediately shot up, and, with my family history, he wanted to be very careful. Maybe more research will help me out! Most doctors don't seem to be backing it yet.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I understand the decision is hard. My Dad has high cholesterol, almost always has, but eats really healthy. His doctor is pressuring him to take a statin, but I think my mom has him taking other things to help lower it. But again, some research says it is actually protective, which makes me think the reason for heart disease may not actually be high cholesterol. The body is so complex, we have to remember we and doctors don't have all the answers. New things about the body are discovered all the time.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Hope there is no strike. Having been through two strikes in my teaching career, I can tell you that no one wins.

    Hope you get the meds that help you and don't cause you pain. And hope your feet soon get some relief as well.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You must be feeling so frustrated right now - feeling so tired, etc. and not being able to figure out the best fix. {{hugs}}

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