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Man am I hurtin' this morning

I really enjoy working as a contractor for the Gov't, but it does have it's downside. One of them is the seemingly never ending need for information dissemination. As a result I partake in no less than two conference calls everyday. With my boss being away on a much needed vacation, and me being the senior lead tech, I have been covering for him on one of his mandatory calls every morning. One that takes place at 0530 every day. (Just in case, that is 5:30 AM). My problem is that I am not used to it. I will be glad when 'Bossman' returns. When I know I have to get up early the next morning I have trouble sleeping for some reason. In the back of my mind I keep wondering what time it is, did I set the alarm, did I set it correctly, will I hear it? As a result I wake up about ever 45 to 90 minutes, check the clock, then struggle for five minutes or so to go back to sleep. It doesn't make for a very restful night. Two things I really want to try. The first is actually drinking that one glass of red wine that my doctor wants me to drink every day, the second is a cup of the chamomile tea. I have only every tried the tea once and I was out like a light in no time flat. Another thing that is adding to my sleepiness this morning is two nights ago my beloved had a 'girls night out'. I like to encourage her to do this because she doesn't do it often enough, but the other night she was out later than I expected and I don't sleep very well when she is not there. I remember when we first got married having a time getting to sleep because I was not used to having someone in the bed with me. Now it's just the opposite! LOL A good problem to have in my opinion. Before I sign off for today there are two things I could use some prayer on. The first is I am actually going to do something about my physical fitness, and the second is I am applying for a new job. My beloved has recently gotten concerned over my two previous blood tests. A good friend of hers is a nurse and recently asked her why I wasn't on something like Lipitor. This has gotten my beloved a little stirred up, and my recent desire and pursuit of doing something about getting in shape has probably helped fueled this as well. In any event I have my first assessment at the Wellness Center I am joining today, as well getting a blood test for my doctor. The Wellness Center seems pretty well set up to help a health novice such as myself. Both blood work and stress assessments are done periodically to make sure things are on track, as well as help in setting up a routine to work on. I need both of these because I am not a "take charge" kind of guy when it comes to my personal health. If I actually make this a habit I will probably move to something like a Gold's Gym, but for now I need my hand held. Once I get this going I will be getting up early every morning, but hopefully the net affect will be me feeling more awake. The latter subject is my applying for a new job. It is not entirely new as it will be in the same field and hopefully the same building and people (God knows how much I enjoy change). My biggest struggle right now is the "KSA's" (knowledge skill assessments). There are five of them, and they are essay type questions. It also doesn't help that I am running short on time. I am struggling over panic and how to try and answer these questions. My beloved has been very encouraging and helpful, but I am filled with doubt. Verse for today: Proverbs 6 : 16-19, ESV There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

4 comments:

ross said...

thanks for stopping by...
you have a great blog... many similar interests.
can't imagine how facebook links such things.

PJ said...

I know what you mean about the high cholesterol. My Dr. (This week!) prescribed Crestor for me. One side effect says muscle pain--which would be problematic for me since I already have Myofascial Disorder...however, I've been fine so far. No pain at all. AND he also put me on a high blood pressure med. (Which I could get off of if I'd lose about 40 lbs, I dare say!) I procastinated since February--when I had the blood tests. But I am actually feeling better!

I like your overall health plan...it sounds sensible...and you're much younger (and Male) than I.

We purchased one of those clocks that projects the time on the ceiling. It's easy to see and I don't have to really wake up. . . It helps. But 5:30 AM IS REALLY early!!!

I'm sure you will do fine on the essay questions. You write very well, sound knowledgeable about your job. Take a deep breath and go for it!!! I'll be praying for you!!!

Blessings!!!

samurai said...

Thanks PJ... I didn't get any progress made last night or today... :( but I hope to tonight. "Stay tuned" ;)

Lipitor Prescription Medication said...

My name is Laura Arena and i would like to show you my personal experience with Lipitor.

I am 58 years old. Have been on Lipitor for 6 months now. It did lower my total cholesterol from 235 to 200.

I have experienced some of these side effects-
After three months on Lipitor, I started to feel like an airhead -- slightly dizzy virtually all the time and frequently unable to think clearly. I actually started to wonder if I were developing early Alzheimer's (I'm 58). After five months, I developed severe pain in my thighs and knees and I'm exhausted all the time.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Laura Arena