Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Late Night Insomnia Ramblings



I am so unbelievably tired. My insomnia — or whatever is going on right now — is kicking my butt. I managed 5 and a half hours of sleep last night. According to my Fitbit I spent 11% of that awake, 63% in light sleep, 12% in REM, and 21% in deep sleep. With how much light and deep sleep I got, you’d think I was well rested. Instead I feel run down and sluggish. 

I’m fighting falling asleep right now because I don’t like napping. I always feel worse after a nap, but I think today I will end up succumbing to it. 

I won’t take a sleep aide because they do not work for me. I have tried them in the past and they either aggravated my insomnia and made it worse — or  I’d fall asleep and sleep through every alarm I had and sleep the day away AND feel like I had a hangover from the amount of sleep I got. 

There is just no way I can do that with small children to take care of. 
I am supposed to go in on the 28TH to see a new doctor (mine left the practice over the holiday). With all my health issues (PCOS and Lynch Syndrome) I have to have a doctor. Technically I don’t need to find one until May,  but this way, I can “shop” around for a doctor I will like and trust. 

Also I don’t do change well. I hate when things change. I’ve had the same doctor since we moved up her in 2007. She knows who I am, who my kids are, and even though I don’t go in very often I was never treated like patient X. So this is bitter sweet for me. 

Although with my insomnia rearing it’s ugly head, I really need to find a doctor I can trust and feel comfortable with so we can come up with a game plan to combat this. 

If you have any tips or tricks to help combat this, I’d great appreciate it. I’m willing to try anything once — mainly because you never know what works for you unless you at least try it. 


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Spokane Pride

On Saturday the 9th of June, my friends, daughter and myself ran off to Spokane Pride. It was an amazing day fill full of fun and community, and love of the LBGTQ community. We had so much fun supporting our friends and families. Check out below how much fun we had from the parade to the party in the park and finally waking up in the hotel and going home.

I am already looking forward to next years Spokane Pride!