Have you guys missed me? Please say yes. I'm going to pretend that you did. ;) Let me just tell you that this past month has truly been a JOURNEY. I am still recovering from this whole ridiculous sleep loss thing in so many ways. There has been a lot that we have discovered along the way:
- I have Sleep Hypopnea - it's like Apnea, but you don't stop breathing for as long. I had to get one of those PAP machines with the mask that you wear to sleep with pressurized air. It's helped a lot, but I'm still getting used to sleeping with it.
- Ambien is a BAD drug, and although it works for some people, it doesn't for everyone. I am one of those people. I did not have good results taking it. The more I talk to people about taking Ambien, the more crazy stories I hear from others who have taken it. Do you have a story about the strange effects of taking Ambien? Please, do share. ;) I am still recovering from taking that sleep aid over two weeks ago. Not my favorite moments.
- We've also learned that I have very low Vitamin D levels. I've actually had to get a prescription for Vitamin D to boost my levels. Pretty sure that the low levels had a lot to do with all these health issues I've had.
- Just as I was starting to feel better, my older son shared a nice stomach virus with me. I've spent most of the day on the couch. Bleh.
Crazy times, people. Crazy times. God has taught me a lot during this time, and has brought so many verses to my mind, as I work through all these challenges. Here's one that the Lord has continually reminded me of:
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
I don't yet feel well enough to write again, but when I do, I will be back. If you think about me, I would appreciate your prayers for healing. :)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Hey everyone! I'm still here. This last week has been so insane and unexpected! Last week I managed to go several days without sleeping. It was horrible. You should never do that...not that I did that on purpose. It's a long story, but basically due to a continuous cycle of extreme sleep deprivation, due to sickness, I basically BROKE my sleep! I didn't even know it was possible to do something like this. I just reached the point where my body was no longer able to fall asleep. So after several days without sleep, I ended up in the emergency room, and then later doing a sleep study. Can I just tell you I HATE going to the ER? It takes so long (even on a slow night) and it's SO expensive! So after all that, it seems as though I have sleep apnea and probably rhinitis (sinus swelling) - still waiting for the official diagnosis. I'm currently recovering from all the sleep deprivation and we are exploring sleep options for the apnea issue with the doctor at the sleep clinic. Anyway, this whole experience has taken a beating on my body - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Through this experience God has taught me a lot and his provision has been amazing. All that to say that I'm ok! I just need a little bit of time to recover and return back to normal. (I'm currently suffering from extreme spaciness. Yesterday I put dinner in the crock pot at noon and then forgot to turn it on multiple times. Finally remembered around 8pm. Dinner fail. We had take out instead.) So once my brain and my body can function on a normal level, I will be back to show you the awesome stuff I've made! Soon friends, soon. :)
Friday, May 2, 2014
I'm taking the week off. I haven't been feeling well this week due to an extreme lack of sleep (and an extreme lack of sleep also inhibits your productivity). I will probably be doing a sleep study within the next couple of days, but possibly even tonight. It's been a bit of a rough patch for me, but I'm working through it. I have tons of stuff planned to share with you guys, but I just need a couple of days to recover from these crazy sleep issues. :)