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#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Memoir Writing, increased pain


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Memoir Writing, Pain

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or maybe ice tea as the temps have risen to the near 70’s or higher at times of the day, almost every day now. It rarely drops except overnight sometimes. I am still complaining about the heat in my 6th floor apartment. I still have the air on to try and bring it down some. The fans are going too! I doubt we will have too many cold days from now on. I pay electric so running ac from April to October or November is running up my bill. I actually had to pay my first electric bill since I moved in a year ago. It was $1.95 LOL! I qualify for help from the state for my electric bill and I don’t pay for heating although it is hardly on so the bill wouldn’t be much if I did pay for it, but I’m glad I don’t anyhow. What helped last year was the cooling grant I qualified for because of my asthma. I need the air to keep my asthma under control and help with the wheezing during very humid days. I don’t know if that is available every year or not. Halfway through the year we did get a supplemental one which was what helped keep our bills low along with the monthly discount from the state.

I have been reading a lot of books and web sites on writing memoir. I even laid it out in Word and started filling in the chapters. Trying to find the section of my life to write about was a little harder. Memoirs are just small sections where an autobiography is your whole life starting with “I was born on…” I decided on my marriage, running just prior to and my husband joining the military and those military years, then through getting out and on until the divorce. Still trying to decide if a paragraph at the end on what led me to be who I am. I believe childhood is part of what makes us who we are as adults.

Tomorrow is brunch with the BFF. Wait all week for this.

My pain is just so bad right now. And to top it off the pain doctor cut my pain pills from 4 a day to 3 a day. Still trying to find out why she cut them. Having to wait those 2 extra hours allows the pain to really get a hold of me before I can take the next pain pill.

Have a great week everyone!

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Warmer weather, ac on already, increased pain


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Warmer weather, ac on already, increased pain

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or maybe ice tea as the temps have risen to the near 70’s or higher at times of the day I would be complaining about the heat in my 6th floor apartment. I have the air on to try and bring it down some. The fans are going too! I doubt we will have too many cold days from now on. I pay electric so running ac from April to October or November is running up my bill. I don’t pay for heat, but then it is hot enough up here I don’t need it and the windows are open all winter except for the the really gusty days where it actually blows the cold air in which isn’t often. I wear shorts every day while in this building. I only wear long pants while outside and soon once the temps settle on hot everyday I will switch to shorts outside as well.

I visited with dad, but it was a bad visit. He was depressed and kept telling me goodbye and I kept saying dad I just got here can’t we visit. I don’t get here often. My sister just texted me that they had a good visit today and he was completely different. We never know what to expect.

Tomorrow is brunch with the BFF. Wait all week for this.

This week was food pantry week. My neighbor and I go to 2 and what we don’t use we share with the other residents. I just finally put what I kept away. Well what I have room for since my cabinets in the kitchen are so high that they aren’t reachable for me even with my step stool. It is finally off the table which is in my living room as there is no room in the kitchen for a table. It is very tiny.

My pain is just so bad right now. And to top it off the pain doctor cut my pain pills from 4 a day to 3 a day. That sucks and not sure why she did it. I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t checked the slip that came with them.

Have a great week everyone!

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Nice weather, but AC needed on the 6th floor


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Nice weather, but AC needed on the 6th floor

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend it would be to say that my Blood Glucose readings are staying fairly normal with the insulin pump and better counting of carbs. I cooked baked macaroni and cheese last night and did better with my counts so the readings weren’t so bad. I divided the pan into sections and didn’t just dig in and fill a large bowl. I am still eating too many carbs, but my numbers are still better. One step at a time. 

We are having nice temperatures which is great, but when you live on the 6th floor and heat rises you have to run your ac during the month of April also. It will be off and on for the next month or so until we hit the higher temperatures and then it will be on constantly.

My BFF and I had brunch last weekend and so far have plans for tomorrow despite the fact she is not fully well yet. Something really strong is going around, especially here at the senior high rise I live in.

I have been writing more and more. Finding it hard to read the book for the book club.

Have a great week everyone!

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Warmer weather, visiting dad


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Warmer weather, visiting dad

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or maybe ice tea as the temps have risen to the near 70’s or higher at times of the day I would be complaining about the heat in my 6th floor apartment. I have the air on to try and bring it down some. The fans aren’t working

Wasn’t planning on visiting dad this week as the long, long walk from the facility parking lot and the 3 long wings I have to walk down was more than my poor back and hip wanted to attempt, but just found out my sister has been sick all week and not able to visit and I didn’t want him worrying about why she didn’t come. She can visit more than me and he understands my limitations. So I made the trip yesterday and let him know that she’s fine, just sick right now and not to worry that she hasn’t been in to see him. It made him feel better and she was happy that I made the trip to let him know despite my pain.

Still waiting to find out if my BFF and I will have brunch this Sunday or not.

The infusion site on my skin from my insulin pump is feeling uncomfortable. I am not used to feeling it. It is time to change it luckily. Wonder if it is irritated underneath or not.

Have a great week everyone!

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Blood Sugars Coming Down, hurray!


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Blood Sugars Coming Down, hurray!

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend it would be to say that my Blood Glucose readings are getting better. I finally went back to the dr’s office and they changed the amount of insulin available for dinner time since my sugars were always high in the evenings. My pump isn’t having fits and warnings now and my numbers are much lower. My carb counting is still somewhat of an issue. Doing better with the infusion site changing although I still need to use the directions. I might have to use them forever. Not sure if I will ever get it. I was looking at the directions for the continuous glucose monitoring that I don’t have, but they sent the instruction book. That looks even more difficult. That would eliminate the need to check the blood myself. It would automatically be constantly checking and feeding the info to the insulin pump. Not sure I can afford that extra piece of equipment. This is working right now.

Still no brunch as my BFF is still sick. Whatever is going around and it is here in my building as well, it is really bad. Taking a few weeks to get rid of. I have really missed our brunches. Hoping she is feeling better next week.

Have a great week everyone!

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Insulin pump gives me trouble this week!


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Insulin pump gives me trouble this week!

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend it would be about the continuing issues with my insulin pump. My last change messed up numerous times and I wasted several reservoirs trying to fill them and of course loss of all the insulin. I don’t know what happened after the great success last time. Tonight I must do it again. I hope I don’t have to call again as the idiot I just talked to after I put the wrong info in and wanted to know if I could correct it. He simply didn’t get what I was saying and he was giving me wrong information and not listening either I don’t think. I was half asleep tonight while inputting dinner’s numbers in and according to him I can’t fix it.

It got up in the 70’s today. Being on the 6th floor I had to turn on my air conditioner to bring down the intense heat. I only have had to turn on the heat this winter maybe 5 times tops. The heat rises and most days the windows are open and the fans on all winter.

I had to call my pain dr every day for a week to get my pain medicine. Both the pharmacy and the pain dr every day sometimes twice a day.

Looking forward to Sunday my weekly brunch with my best friend. Always a relaxing way to unwind. Have a good week.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Finally changed the tubing and reservior on my own!


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : Finally changed the tubing and reservior on my insuling pump all on my own!

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend it would be about my new insulin pump. I am still having trouble changing the supplies out, but this weekend I did it on my own with a video they gave me. Much easier than the book and pictures. That wasn’t working, but the video was a cross between a book and the real person showing me. I was successful this time.

So with the time change this weekend I had to change the date on it. I looked at every menu (I thought) and couldn’t find the place to change the time. So I called the 24/7 customer service and quickly got the time changed out. The one menu I didn’t check of course. 🙂

Rainy weekend, but the only snow didn’t stay and the next day it rained. Next week is warmer temperatures so some nicer days on tap.

I have to call my pain doctor’s office again (3rd time) to try and get my pain medicine prescription sent over to the pharmacy. I prefer the days of leaving with a paper script and knowing it would get filled when I wanted it. There is always a problem every month and their mistakes can send me into withdrawal if they don’t fix them quick enough.

Sunday is my weekly brunch with my best friend. Always a relaxing way to unwind. Have a good week.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com