Thursday, March 11, 2010
You're all not going to believe this, but I slept 9.5 hours last night. I don't believe it myself, but it's true. It's been many years ago since I slept that long. It's an absolute record breaking event and I should get a gold medal for it, or at least an honorable mention. I got up because I needed to take my medicines and the dog needed to be fed and walked, of course. I might have slept longer otherwise.
It may possibly have to do with the fact that I take my antipsychotics at night now instead of spread out during the day, which made me sleepy in the daytime. It may have to do with the new medication, although you are supposed to get insomnia from that. I haven't noticed that, although I do go to bed later, but I don't lie awake.
Either way, I am so grateful to be sleeping for such long stretches on end. I have wanted this to happen for such a long time, but didn't think it ever would again. I thought I was doomed to a life of cat naps.
I'm trying to drink less coffee too and drink more milk. I can't drink the fruit juice, because it upsets my stomach and makes my eczema itch. I can't drink tea with sugar, because it makes me cough. I haven't tried tea without sugar yet. Somehow it's not as appealing. Cold milk quenches my thirst and is filling. When I don't feel like eating, a glass of cold milk does the job. I don't feel like eating lots of times, which is okay, because my body could feed quite a few cannibals. Coffee was an artificial method to try and make myself feel better, I don't have to do that now. I feel better already.
I'm getting help in the household starting next Monday. This is really someone who comes to clean. First for two hours, but it can be for more if it's necessary. Up to four hours, but I don't think I will need that much time. Isn't that great? It is such a relief to me to get someone in to help me get things back in order and to keep them in order. I will do a little bit of cleaning before she comes, but not too much. It has to stay realistic. I do have a problem that I need help with.
I have to go and bring some order into my life now. Just the ordinary odds and ends that belong to living with cats and a dog.