I have been reading about what I can do to help myself and get geared up just IN CASE we need to take a more drastic approach then we (the surgeon and us) originally anticipated. Along with the better eating habits and exercise they talk a lot about getting enough sleep.....now here's my problem... a slight rant you could say....
Ever have those days when you would give your right arm for a NAP...but it is too late in the day? You know...your dragging around all day and by 5pm it is all you can do to keep your eyes uncrossed... forget open. Trouble is you KNOW you can't go to bed that early (no matter how enticing that is) cause you just know that you will wake up in a few hours and your body is gonna feel like it had a great long nap. Now...Don't even pretend that you don't know what I'm sayin.....you've been there.....middle of the night all refreshed, be wide awake and ready to go...ARGG!!!! Unless of course you are one of those chosen few who are a sleep before their head hits the pillow (you know who you are...what's worse....I know who one of you are VoR & Random Wisdom...and all I have to say is "REALLY???") sigh!!!!
So to avoid that bedtime frustration....I push thru the couple of hours of my mind numbing existence....doing all I can NOT to get lured (even for a second) into that big comfy chair...or worse even...give into that soft whispered call of my bed. Then almost like clockwork...WHAM!!!! 7(is)pm hits and it is like I have just downed all the coffee in Starbucks (minus the jitters & the buzz)....now to be perfectly honest...I have never actually had even a sip of coffee...so I am just going off what I have heard and learned on commercials...the most reliable source out there...lol Then I realize that any thought of going to sleep anytime soon....(even giving it that "boy scout" effort) will be futile...so I stay up...way too late and start this merry go round again..now if I could just step off the darn thing....alas easier said then done.
After a few of these little or no sleep nights I try the all-nighter route...I just stayed up skipping a night of sleep hoping for the best the next night. In my head it is supposed to reset my internal clock...sadly...it is always that successful in the long term but I do get a decent night sleep out of it. Maybe if I could just talk my body into sleeping before midnight and not waking up by 5am....I would have this all figured out....(may I just repeat..."Hello merry-go-round....I want off!!!!!) ARGGGGG!!!!
And So it began
"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.
A NEWER SHADE OF PINK...now I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...
OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE