Sunday mood – I could play a zombie in The Walking Dead

It’s Sunday at two pm in the afternoon and I am finally sitting down with my cup of “morning” coffee. My hours are so messed up this weekend. I took my first pill from my new prescription on Friday night. And holy smokes. I’m thinking 15mg is way too much because it turned me into a brain dead zombie within about half an hour. To the point that I barely made it to bed without passing out.

I had hoped that it would help turn around my hours but to no avail. I woke up around 11:00 am Saturday morning feeling groggy but starving. That’s a side effect of the meds. I had asked my doctor for something to help lose weight – but from research, it looks like people often gain weight on this drug. I guess everyone is different. He said it takes about six weeks to see any benefits from it. I’m not that patient of a person – anyone who follows my writings knows this.

The room was still spinning after having some breakfast and so I went back to bed. In which I wound up sleeping for another TWELVE hours. Yes, you read that right. I finally got up Saturday night around 11 pm and had a light dinner. So, this is why you haven’t seen any new recipes from me this week. I can’t muster up enough energy to throw together a decent meal.

I wound up staying up all night until six am this morning. I was still zonked out – like the walking dead. I couldn’t focus on anything. Even creating a greeting card took about three hours. I couldn’t figure out how to do anything. I’m thinking that this drug even though it’s only been one night – is not for me.

I went to bed at 6:30 am and woke up finally around 1:00 pm this afternoon. I’m feeling pretty good now. I’ve had my coffee and been munching on some raw veggies like bell peppers, carrots and hummus. I’m trying to keep carbs to a minimum – that means bread 1x per day. This way, if I am hungrier than usual, I can feel better about eating more throughout the day. I think people gain the weight because they crave sugary treats and reach for chocolate instead of healthy foods.

But we’ll see how it goes. I feel like I’m all caught up on sleep. But my body still wants more. I don’t like that feeling and it’s why I fought so hard against using any medications to help with the anxiety and insomnia. But it’s a vicious cycle. The more time that goes on without sleep, the worse symptoms get.

And so. That’s where we are this Sunday afternoon. The days are all blending together and I’m lost on the concept of time. I’m working on a daily planner that I hope to have finished in the next few days. So, stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying watching the Smithsonian Channel on youtube and learning about the wonderful world of nature while sipping my luke-warm coffee.

Oh! I almost forgot the real tragedy of this weekend. I broke my beloved noise canceling headphones! I have no idea how it happened. The plugin to the audio jack broke right off and got stuck in the audio jack. Luckily, the jack still works. But the $99 headphones are toast. They were the only pair that didn’t hurt my ears. I might have to buy a replacement this week but just don’t have the cash right now! Why do these things always happen when you don’t have the money?

How are you spending your Sunday?

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