Saturday, October 2, 2004

So long September ...


   I took the last week of September off from my journal. I'm exhausted and have felt almost to frazzled to think. This has been a very trying month to say the least.

     Let's start with the fact that there have been 4 major hurricanes to hit our state in the last few weeks along with all of the preparation and recovery involved with each one, that's enough to leave anyone feeling utterly drained. I'll say no more about it, just the mention of the "H" word makes me tired.

    I had a pinched nerve and for over 3 weeks the pain was so excruciating that I couldn't sleep. There was no way to get comfortable enough to fall asleep for more than an hour or so at a time. The pain meds gave some relief but the only time I could get comfortable was when I was at work. There was just something about the really great chairs we have there and the way my arm would rest in just the right spot on my desk that gave me some comfort.

      I spent another 2 weeks gradually feeling better and stopped taking the muscle relaxers the minute I could bear the pain without it. I stopped taking the anti-inflammatory a few days ago. I don't smoke, I don't drink (not even coffee) or take any other kinds of medications so it has been a shock to my system to have to take anything for 5 weeks, there is defiantly a detox thing going on here.

     There has also been a series of adjustments this past month at my house as Mandy has finished up with her cosmetology classes and is beginning to spread her wings. The whole job search thing between hurricanes coupled with my own soul shifting as I watch our relationship fall from it's place as the center of our lives. I know it's the natural progression of things and yes it's pretty exciting to think of all the space it will open up in my life for new things now but the truth is, that doesn't make it any easier.

     For those of you that have been asking, her job is going great, she is at a local salon working as an assistant until she gets her license. She loves and is loved by the people that she works with and the owner has taken her under his wing and has really seemed to embrace this whole mentor thing, lucky girl!

     The Presidential race has also been more than a little stressful to me. The issues facing this country just seem more important the me this time around with the huge mess we have going in Iraq among other very important issues.

     Normally I consider my self only moderately political at best and although me voting for Bush to remain in office for the next 4 years is totaly out of the question, I am just not comfortable with Kerry thinking I am backing him either. No one has seemed to come up with any good reason to vote for him other than the fact that we do not like Bush and I hate that.

     My job ... some major growing pains going on there right now. I won't go into all of the details but we have been in a major transition phase for the past week or so. The changes are very positive ones but have included a lot of attention to some very fast paced detail. All of us there are on overload at the moment. No wonder I needed a journaling break but I am back now.  Ahhh ... welcome October

                                     *** Coy ***


indigosunmoon said...

So sorry you have been in pain sweetie!
But glad you are feeling better.

dbaumgartner said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better and I hope October will be a wonderful month for you and I really hope it remains storm free.

ggal3133 said...

I do hope you start feeling better soon. Let's all hope that October is a much better month :) I know I welcomed it with open arms!
Congrats to Mandy!

amyhschwartz said...

Its good to hear from you again, do hope the medsleave your system soon so you can return to normal....  glad daughters job is going well, thats exciting!  take care!

cneinhorn said...

I was just about to email you to make sure everything was okay, but then stopped by and saw you have two new entries.  I'm  reading this one first then I'll get to the latest.  This photo grabbed me, very ominous.  Was this taken during one of the hurricanes?

Sorry to read about your pinched nerve.  They are so painful and uncomfortable, I had one during pregnancy, you just don't know what it's like until you have it, and I know how miserable you must feel with that kind of pain.  

I"m glad your daughter likes her job....sounds like alot of changes going on in your life, change can be good, but the transition is stressful.  Hang in there Coy, hope you are feeling better soon.    


bookncoffee said...

I'm in total understanding of having all things around you cause stress.  Usually when one or two areas of your life are stressful, it's ok, and you can deal with it, but work, home, weather, health, etc all seem erupt at once it just flattens a person!  

I love to visit and read your journal.  I don't often leave comments.  But I have you saved as one of my favorites.  Sometimes it takes a while to find time to read everyone's that I like to keep up with.  You take care and hope everything shifts back to the low stress gear soon!

ann7inflorida said...

(((Coy))) I'm with you, "Welcome October"! I hope this month is better for you. I'm happy to hear that Mandy is enjoying her job!!! : )

krobbie67 said...

I've been doing the work overload myself. It makes it difficult to journal when your brain is all foggy. I fear October won't be much better. :-( Hopefully, for you though no more H words! :-) ---Robbie

nanmm11 said...

I always hear change is a good thing but it  can be chaotic in the process. Hang in there and of course you know you have all your j landers to help you through whatever you need to do!!! It works for me and it will work for you.Just glad to know there is a caring person like yourself on this planet with us.Godbless you and your daughter Mandy.