It's my first day at work. I'm not doing to good today. Just way to many stresses in my life. I'm not sure how much I'm going to be able to post in coming days. I see how it was for you Stan. Moving a lone is a major stress. You toss in my leg issues, starting a new job,the fact that my bipolar meds just don't seem to be working at all, and I'm not having a whole lot of fun right now. I'm typing this post Friday afternoon at 12:30 pm on my midday break and just wanted to get a little note out to you guys. I'll post when I can. It's going to be day to day for awhile. Maybe the weekend off will help.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Are we over medicated. I sometimes feel like I am. Here is a list of the medicines I am on and the dosages:
- Arthrotec 75 mg- for my arthritis in my knee 2 a day at least 8 hrs apart
- Lipitor 20mg-for my high Cholesterol once at night before bed.
- Avalide 300/12.5mg- for high blood pressure once at night before bed.
- Omeprazole 20 mg- for heart burn 2 tablets once at night before bed.
- Norvase 5 mg- another one for my high blood pressure one at night before bed.
- Abilify 2.5 mg- for my bipolar disorder. 1/2 pill every 3rd night.
- Atavan take as needed for anxiety.
My reason for even bringing this
up was because of an article I just read over on CNN Health it is an article well worth reading if you even feel like you might be being over medicated. I know for a fact that when I take the Abilify I am grogged out for at least a day sometimes two and that is only on half doses. So if any of you out there might think you or a loved one might be affected by this let me know in the comments. It makes you wonder doesn't it? Sure some of the "conditions" I have I may have brought on by my lack of taking care of myself over the years. Like High Blood pressure and High Cholesterol. But then again some tell me it may be heredity. Gee thanks Mom and Dad!
I know for a fact the Bipolar isn't
something I signed up for. It is a chemical imbalance that my body has. It has probably always been there it is just manifesting itself more as I get older. Not only that, the medical establishment isn't prepared at all for the Mental Health issues our society faces today. My blogging buddy Stan has a rather long winded article on this that is well worth reading on his blog click on over here to read it if you have time. It just makes it so imperative that we self educate as it may be the only way to truly get the right answers.Everyone has an opinion about medicine somewhere in the middle lies the truth.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I haven't done a post on anything to do with money lately. Found this cool cartoon over on Greatpriceshere.com there are a few more good ones to check out over there.The price of a barrel of oil is starting to come down and of course they are dropping the prices to match right? NOT. It's got to stop sometime soon or the bottom will drop out. I heard on the Glen Beck radio program the other day that over 1,000 trucking companies have gone out of business. I don't know what the time frame on them was but if all the trucking companies go out how will we get our food? Heck how will we buy our toys. That's why at some point it has to start coming down. I know for Cindy and I with our new move we will have more miles to drive to work.Cindy jokes that we will have to start eating Raman noodles.I'm glad we do our shopping at Save A Lot. Our food cost have been way down lately as we are eating up a lot of our inventory so we don't have to move it. I'm interested in what you guys are doing to cut cost. Have you changed anything? Are you driving less? Are you eating out less? What are you and your family doing to make ends meet as we spend more of our money on Gas and food. I'm justa wondering?
Took my FBI fingerprint test today. The results should be available on the computer for my new boss tomorrow so I could start work by going on a get used to it run with one of the other drivers on Thursday or Friday. Then Monday I would probably be on my own. I think there are 8 customers for me to pick up to start. So hopefully I can remember where they all live. I'm really looking forward to getting into a work routine again. But I'm also anxious because of the Bipolar. I have some days where things are really foggy and it's hard to concentrate. I'm wondering how I'm going to handle the anxiety when that kicks in too. All I can do is try it and see what happens. I think from a knee perspective It should hold up for me as I will be sitting for a while then getting out and stretching for a while inbetween rides to the next customer. Cindy has an interesting take on the pods on her site be sure to stop over and check it out on her site Mrs. Justaskrusen.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Some of you may remember when
I posted a while back on the income I made off of this blog. It was a whopping $0.03 cents off of my adsense ads. (Those are the ads that appear below each post) anyway. I am happy to report my income from blogging has really taken off. I am up to $0.15 cents in adsense income. Watch out retirement here I come. I love it. Obviously I'm not in this blogging stuff for the money. If I was I would be woefully disappointed wouldn't I. Google from what I understand doesn't cut you a check until you get to $100.00 dollars at this rate in the year 2032 I should see my first check from Goggle.
My aches and pains from moving continue
this morning My back is stiff and my leg is killing me. I must have done a little to much over the weekend. I'm going to limit my work to just moving some things into position in the house again ready to move into the pod and hopefully these aches will subside some. My mind is 30 and my body is 60 not a really good combination is it? Or another way to say it is "The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak". Look at the team work in this picture. That will be me and Cindy on the way to Save A lot in a few years.
The 1/2 of Abilify that I take every
third night seems to grog me out still. It is really weird how it has that effect on me and a different effect on my blogging buddy PreciousRock. I took my half pill Saturday night and here Monday morning I'm still groggy. I'm sure by tomorrow I will be a little better. It will be time to take it again though. Hmmmm. I'll be glad we I get in to see the Pysch Dr. hopefully he will have a better choice for me than what I'm on.
I'm going to close with a couple
of Pictures of the Pod. One of my blogging buddies Quinn from England didn't know what a pod was. I told her I would put a picture or two up. This is a picture of it. It is 8ft wide 16ft long and 8 ft high. It holds quite a bit and I also have a picture of it with a lot of the bins that we have already packed. We still have a lot of room left in here and should be able to put in more bins and furniture. I'm starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel as far as packing Cindy has gotten us way ahead. Some of my aches and pains are lessening and I hope to load some more stuff tomorrow before I go for my finger print test..
Monday, June 2, 2008
That's right we're in full swing with the move.
Cindy and I are kicking ass and taking names. The Pod is almost half loaded, we have carried one million bins (Ok it only seems like one million) and stacked them and stuffed them into the front of the pod. Yesterday was a day of rest from blogging. But it sure wasn't a day of rest. We hit the ground running fairly early. Momma made a to die for breakfast of Bacon and Cheese Omlets and homemade Cinnamon & Raison bread. It was one of the best breakfast I've had in a while bar none. After that we spent most of the day tackling the Shed. Fortunately our next door neighbors Marsha & Dennis took a lot of the stuff that we were going to either throw away or take to good will. We also were able to throw quite a bit into the garbage dumpster. For a change one of our neighbors wasn't throwing away a chair or entertainment center and the thing wasn't full as soon as the garbage men emptied it.
We still have quite a lot to throw out though
so Jeff is coming over probably on Weds and we'll make a dump run. Hopefully that is the only one we will have to make on the move. We are close to having everything packed that we can. We still have at least 3 weeks left so we can't pack to much more. We're pretty much down to just furniture to move and are saving the heavy stuff for the young bucks to move. I don't know about Cindy but I am definitely feeling the aches and pains from moving. My leg just holds me back so much and is frustrating to know end and every bone in my body is aching as I type this. I think I'll take a day or two off from loading and rest up some.
I'm taking my finger print test tomorrow
(Tuesday) for the new job. I'm getting more and more anxious as the start date is getting closer and closer. I'm not an Axe murder and haven't ever robbed a bank so the test should be a no brainer. I could start my new job on Thursday or Friday. I'll let you know next week what's going on there. I read Cindy post this morning before starting mine. She rambles on about how secretly I'm a nice guy. Don't believe a word she says. What in the heck is she trying to do ruin my reputation?
Today will be a good test to see how my recent
bout's of Anxiety is going. With everything going on I have had to take an Adavan once to settle it down, it frustrates me to no end having to take chemicals to balance things out in my body but it's just something I have to accept. My blood pressure the other day on the machine at Wally world was 134 over 84 not great but considering everything going on not to bad either. I don't know what it would be without the blood pressure medicine I'm on. So I will have to continue to be a walking Pharmaceutical machine. This is getting wordy so I'm going to end it here. Thanks for stopping buy have a great day.