Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Take a Good Look Around

Good afternoon!  It is sunny and bright here in this part of the world.  And I have had a most enjoyable day so far.  I went with my sisters, Joy and Diane, to breakfast this morning.  Joy turned 60 today.  And that seems strange.  I guess because I always think of her as my "little" sister.  And yes, she is younger than me, but wow!  That makes me really old!!! :)  We had lots of fun eating and talking.  We went to the restaurant that serves French toast croissants.  They are unbelievably good!  But I was good and only ate half.  That seems to be the only way I can diet anymore...just eat less.  It seems to work, but not nearly as fast as I would like.
After visiting all morning with my sisters, I went and picked up my daughter Kim.  She is having some problems with her head....not really vertigo.  She says it is more like she feels when she is in a plane taking off.  The world doesn't spin, she just feels dizzy inside her head....and nauseated.  The doctors are a little puzzled.  The ear, nose and throat specialist tested her hearing and inner ear and a few other tests and couldn't find anything wrong at all.  So next they will test the nerve that goes from her ear to her head.  And then she will go to a neurologist.  It is worrisome, and very hard for her.  She makes her living teaching Zumba, a kind of dance aerobics, while she is in school getting her degree in theater design.  (Her husband works for Mel.)  But she has had to stop teaching...and even driving.  So she is feeling a little blue.  I took her to the new "Village" that has the musical fountain and we had lunch at Kona Grill.  We sat by the windows where we could talk and watch the fountain.
This is a picture from the web of the fountain
The fountain at night
I had a really relaxing time, and I think it was fun for Kim to get out of the house.  It is hard to be anxious about your health...not knowing what is wrong.  You can imagine all sorts of things, and make yourself sicker worrying!  But hopefully they will get this figured out soon.  Then we will all sleep better at night:)
I am becoming something of an insomniac I think.  I probably should just go with it and find some hobby to do at night.  Last night I read for about an hour between 2 and 3.   But I still didn't fall asleep until about 5.  I think this is not uncommon for older people, but it is frustrating...and tiring too.
So that is it for today.  I think I will go take a lie down.  I hope all is going well in cyberspace.  Remember I am pulling for you!  We're all in this together!!!!!!  HAVVVVVVVVVVVGW!!!  Melody


LeAnn said...

I think it sounds so fun to have breakfast with your sisters and then lunch with your daughter; it doesn't get better than that. I do pray for your dear daughter. I hate that fear of the unknown. Also, I do know how it feels to not be able to sleep. I have to take something to sleep. It is an old medication called amitriptyline and it really helps. It isn't addicting and is actually used as a mild anti-depressant too. Its' a medication that they often give to older people because it is safe. Anyway, just thought I would tell you about that one.
Blessings to you for more sleep.

singing/granny said...

Thanks! I will check it out with my doctor. And I am sure you are getting blessings for being such a caring friend! Melody