Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Busy Summer, And No Medications - Yipes!
There are several reasons I have not written as often. First, it is Summer, and I am lazing in the pool, gardening, and enjoying the nice weather.
Second, Nemanda. This is one very strong medication. Once I reached the full dose around the beginning of June, I felt "stoned" all the time. I was content to laze in the pool, and watch the Fabbits, and Hummingbirds from my deck. I was woozy most of the time, and very unsteady walking. I did not feel comfortable driving much at all. After about a month it got better. As with the Aricept, the side-effects went away as my body got used to operating under the influence of the drug.
Third, my insurance lapsed for a few weeks when I had to switch to COBRA, and I did not take any medications at all. No Aricept, Nemanda, or Ritalin. Cold Turkey! I was only without medications for 16 days, but it seems to me much longer. The opposite of "Time Compression", but I remember very little from those 16 days so there is still plenty of "Missing Time". Time just dragged on, and on. I was incapable of doing any serious writing during those couple weeks.
I started my medications again yesterday, and am hoping my body will remember them so I won't have to endure all of the side-effects again. I want to write more on this whole incident with the insurance in the near future.
Fourth, I have had a lot of pain in my right foot. I guess it is time for me to finally see a doctor about it because it is starting to limit the few activities I have.
For all of those who were concerned because I hadn't written in a while, "Thank You!" I am as well as can be expected, and maybe even better.
Some days are better than others.
Comments and questions are welcome.