Posted in Note to Self

Note to Self: You do NOT handle steroids well!

As I’ve mentioned before, I have arthritis in my neck and bulging discs hitting my spinal cord. This has caused weakness in my right arm and a decrease in grip strength, among other very painful issues in my neck/shoulder area itself. (I personally feel having this issue in my left arm would be way better, but apparently God didn’t agree – so here we are.)

Yesterday, I received my first round of steroid injections to help decrease my pain and regain the full use of my right arm.

I’ve taken Prednisone in the past and always have a hard time with it. Basically, I feel crazy, can’t sleep, and get super jittery. I also tend to go into anxiety overload!

BIG OOF!

~Alexis, aka Thing 1

For some reason, I really thought having steroids shot directly into my spine would prevent these side effects…

After being up pretty much all night and feeling like my skin is crawling I can officially say:

THAT WAS THE MOST RIDICULOUS THOUGHT I’VE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!

I just wanted to share my stupidity with the rest of you. Feel free to point, laugh & call me names. I’m definitely doing it!

Happy Friday! 😊

How’s your weekend starting out? Please tell me you’re all feeling better than me!!

Posted in faith, family, Remodeling

Note to Self: It's OKAY, just breathe.

So the bathroom I told you all about last week is still not done.   I’ve ran into quite a bit of unexpected issues…  the latest of which, I’m pretty sure almost caused a nervous breakdown.
Our house was built in the 1950’s so there are a lot of things that were made sometime before my parents were born.  One of these things…  the light/heater/vent in the bathroom.  Apparently, they stopped making that particular model in 1958.
I was starting to feel like I’m never going to get the bathroom done after realizing we can’t even get replacement parts for the stupid thing and the wiring is all bad and needs to be replaced.
This wasn’t even what prompted the almost breakdown!  It was walking into the living room and seeing that this has happened: Continue reading “Note to Self: It's OKAY, just breathe.”

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Bad day, go away!

Image from Paul Downey
Image from Paul Downey

Do you ever have one of “those” days?   You know, where from the time you wake up in the morning, it feels as if the entire universe has turned against you?
That was me this morning.
First, I didn’t sleep well last night.  This was following a night of almost no sleep the night before.  So I really needed the coffee fairies to be nice and generous with the caffeine this morning.
Unfortunately, I overslept.
So I took my only cup of coffee out the door with me as I headed off for a class I had signed up for…  My exit was closed and I had to take a detour that added an extra 10 minutes to my drive.  (Did I mention I was running late due to the oversleeping?) Continue reading “Bad day, go away!”