Sunday, December 14, 2008


Seriously - I vow to start in like September next year with the shopping, decorating, and Christmas card preparations.... As soon as the retail stores get into the spirit - I'm going along with them... no more will I mock them for two months and then stress myself out from Thanksgiving to Christmas - if you can't beat them join them!

That being said - this has been another whirlwind weekend for us - cleaning ladies, baking, a party, church, a birthday celebration, wrapping gifts, shopping, writing a Christmas letter for our cards... now I just have to get them signed and hopefully mailed on Tuesday.

Somehow through it all - I am still struggling to get my system regulated into the new medications... but I'm doing my best to hang in there. I go from extremes to other extremes... nausea right into being completely light-headed... and then into severe exhaustion.

A prime example of that happened at Susan's (my sister-in-law) birthday lunch today... I started out feeling fine then ate a little and got nauseated... as we sat there I had a major sinking spell and almost couldn't keep myself awake. It was weird, but I was able to come home and sit in our big chair for a little bit and doze... then I got a few things done this evening.

I am so excited that this is a 4 day work week for me, and then I've got a few days off... it's going to be divine! I know that the time will fly by before I know it, but I'm going to do my best to relax and enjoy the time with John.

I've lost about 2 pounds since starting these new medications, but the final weird side effect is that my vision is off. I can't see much at all far away - but I'm wearing my glasses as they are needed, and hoping that it'll go away. I just wish I knew if that was more about my thyroid or if it has something to do with my blood sugars... it's not a typical symptom of the Byetta, but who knows... everything with medications is different now.

I'm off to bed now - 5AM sure comes early on Mondays!