Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sleepy, Stressed, Sad and Sneezy

Well it has been a crazy, crazy few weeks.

A co-worker, friend and fellow member of my department is in the hospital due to complications from Lupus. One of the tips of her fingers is dead and she is in pain - so they are trying to figure out nerve blocks and how to amputate or do some sort of debridement procedure without causing infection. I visited her on Wednesday night and her spirits are still up even though she has been there for 4 weeks.

A university friend/fraternity sister lost her husband suddenly. He fell ill and due to medical complications and was declared brain dead. She has a 1.5 year old little girl and is pregnant with baby #2 (due at the beginning of June). The memorial is Saturday morning.

My dad fell on a really icy sidewalk and broke his ankle. He will need surgery and is waiting to see the orthopedic specialist for a date. We were booked to go to Victoria in two weeks - but I don't think it is happening now. My brother and I moved my parent's bed downstairs to the main floor so he does not have to go up the stairs.

My allergies have been acting up since we have had a bunch of wind and warmer weather. Then my body just succumbed to all the stress and now I have a head cold.  I took some cold & sinus pills but I am still congested, sneezing and have a runny/drippy nose.  Urggghhhhh.

So with all this going on I have not been sleeping well.

I have not been overeating - but I have no motivation to workout in the evenings. I just want to get below 270 but it might not happen until things calm down a bit.

Can I just crawl into bed and hide under the covers for a while?


  1. Wow..... how horrible for your dad and for your university friend.

    So, so tragic.

  2. Sorry to hear this. Bad things happen in threes they say.

  3. Oh my. What a lot of tragedy and stress. Sending prayers for swift healing and peace of heart.

    And you have been doing great with the weight loss. Don't get down on yourself for not being able to work out while all of this is going on. Be proud of yourself for not seeking food as comfort during all the stressful stuff.