I tried playing with colors. I may try some more later, but let’s see how I like this color first. I will give it some time to grow on me.
Sugar levels still on track. Amazing that simply splitting the pill back to its original 5 mg in morning and 5 mg at night rather than 10 all at night is working so much better. Of course I am having more discipline in my life and that I am sure helps a lot.
I took my 2nd Latuda. Hopefully my body will adjust and I won’t be a looney tune again tomorrow. I told my son to keep an eye on me because I am not always aware of things that go wrong with these medications. I had that happen before and my mom would tell me that it is time to see the doctor again you are doing blah, blah, blah. I always hated those conversations, but I was unaware of what was going on a lot of the times. So now he is my appointed medication guardian. He tells me any how. He is always telling me I am acting looney. My daughters think I am drunk and I don’t really drink.
I have taken all my pills and most of my water. Didn’t drink as much today because I napped in the afternoon. While on the computer I drink constantly. Like I used to drink the soda. I wanted one today, but didn’t have it.
I ought to start getting ready for bed and read for awhile since my fingers do not want to cooperate with this keyboard and the keyboard has a sticky “c” and that is driving me nuts.
We all have THAT friend…you know…the one who has a second helping of dessert and still manages to stay thin??!!
When I was struggling to lose weight that I had gained during my undergraduate degree, I remember watching some of my friends with envy. Why did they get to eat whatever they want and I didn’t?
It never occurred to me to ask them what their eating habits were on a regular basis. Years later I found out that those same friends had a secret. When I discovered their secret, I started slowly losing weight and keeping it off.
Well I went to brunch, came home and laid down. I napped for a bit before my son wanted to go grocery shopping. He asked me was I drugged up because I was slurring my words and acting loopy. Well the only difference is the Latuda. He says it has finally stopped. Hopefully this will go away on its own. I drove this morning and felt fine. This is just day one and so I don’t know what to expect. Sometimes it takes me weeks to react badly to a drug. I will have to wait a bit more and see what the next few days bring.
Tessa — who had better pay her bills before I forget them in my drugged up state <sigh>!
I took my first Latuda last night. I had to take it early since it had to be with food and I wasn’t going to be eating later. I was tired and took the night pills just in case. When a pill bottle says may cause drowsiness I panic and take the pill and lie down. Because when I took Trazedone I took the pill and barely made it 3 feet to the bed. It didn’t last and eventually it was keeping me up and hyper.
Well I wasn’t drowsy or dizzy or anything. I felt nothing different. It took forever to get to sleep and that is with my normal sleep medications. I don’t know if things will change. They better. I was up and down all night. Worse than normal.
One pill isn’t enough to make a decision and I would hate to have to give it up right away after all the battles to get the damn medicine. I was awake at 6 AM, but stayed in bed and I dozed til 8 AM and finally gave up and got up.
My fasting blood sugar is 106, still not bad or over the recommended amount. I took my morning medications and my inhaler and the nasty adrenal support. I stopped the detox because someone warned me about that and I asked a couple people and they agreed it could affect my medications. I already have an increase in acid reflux so it might be very true.
My back is still killing me more than normal. I pulled something I guess. I hope it goes away soon because I do not need additional pain. I just put some Lidocaine patches on and hope for some relief. I can’t bend over.
I have an hour until I leave for my every Saturday Brunch with my BFF. Maybe the Lidocaine patch will help. I get Lidocaine/Steroid injections at my Rheumatologist, but he goes easy because of my diabetes. So he limits it to two areas and I see him every 3 months.
I am going to put my happy face on and try to face the rest of the day or back to bed I will go after my brunch.
This name courtesy of hatemail from someone who clearly missed the mark since I’m thinking about changing my name to this and buying a castle.
Today I want to talk about a question that I get asked a lot in many forms. From “Why would you call yourself fat?” to “how can fat be a good thing?” to “Do you have to call yourself fat?” The word “fat” can definitely stir a lot of emotions which is one of the reasons that I use it.
I consider fat to be a reclaiming word. It’s been used by people whose goal was to bully, intimidate, and stigmatize me through its use. My use of it is one of the ways that I tell the bullies they can’t have my lunch money anymore. This reflects my belief that I can shift power around the words that are used to oppress me by…