Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Update on Mrs Grumpus

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Insomnia update!

I had a doctor's appointment on Saturday morning and it went... better than expected. My doctor had finally managed to get her hands on my medical records from Oregon, which show my headache troubles and my insomnia troubles for many, many years. Hence, she treated me like an actual person instead of a pill-popper looking for my next fix.

The hubby went with me to the appointment, so he pointed out she may have been nicer to me due to having some muscle in the room. Ok, dear :)

We actually had a long visit and we came up with a plan to pursue options. She also gave me some sleeping pills without me having to twist her arm and feel like an awful human being in the process. We then decided to try a medication to keep my mind from racing, which is really the trouble I have with falling asleep.

I slept very soundly on Saturday night and I have been sleeping well every night since then. And I feel fantastic! It's amazing how much of a difference a good night's sleep makes. I feel better, my headache is starting to fade, I have some energy back, and another perk... my skin is looking sooooo much better. Important discovery: You really need sleep to have a moisturized, youthful face.

Another benefit? My house is back to sparkling clean!

Last night was the first night however that I noticed a decrease in the racing thoughts. Yay! I feel like we are on the right track. Pretty soon, hopefully I will be sleeping like this:


or maybe like a puppy...


Love that little Gizzard.

Cheers to a good night's sleep! Sleeping well also means Mrs Grumpus is going on hiatus for the time being. I can't say I am going to miss her :)

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