Monday, March 21, 2011
Insomnia, And An Accident! Oh My!!
Well, this last week has been rough on me, sleep wise. I have been suffering from Insomnia again! Each night it has been later and later still, before I managed to get to sleep. Yesterday, I didn't get to sleep until around 6 am, and this morning it was almost 8:30!! Then Walt woke me up around 10 or 10:30. But for some strange reason, today I didn't have the usual sleepy period, where I felt the need for a nap to make up for the lost sleep. It is now going on 1:30 and I am still not sleepy.....so here I sit at the computer. But besides working on the computer, I am also making another Crocheted Bear for our daughter Kat.
Now for the Accident part of my post title. Yesterday while Walt was driving on the freeway to the Trucking School for practice he had an accident. He was in the fast lane driving next to the concrete retaining wall, when the vehicle next to him started to move over into his lane, forcing him into the concrete wall! Because it had snowed over night, the road was slushy, and he lost control of the Truck when he had to maneuver out of his lane to keep from being hit! The Truck made a 180 degree turn, then fish tailed a couple of times, forcing the Truck to hit both the front as well as the back. And on both side of the rear bumper at that!
Luckily, he wasn't seriously hurt (we think, sometimes you don't know immediately), and his was the only vehicle involved (thank God!). And thank God that no one hit him from behind once he came to a stop in the middle of the freeway! He said that the road was fairly busy for that time in the morning on a Saturday (this happened about 6 am), so he was really lucky that no one was that close to him from behind that wouldn't be able to maneuver around him! Just think how much worse it could have been if it were a weekday!!
He told the Highway Patrol that he wasn't hurt, and the Truck is still drivable. But his Neck, Shoulders and Back are now hurting pretty good. If it continues getting worse, then we will take him to the Doctor for testing. Our biggest fear is that he might have Whiplash. I really, really hope that this is not the case. I have had Whiplash so bad, that I almost broke my Neck!! Which is why I have so many problems Neurologically now. :( So I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Please keep him in your thoughts, that he wasn't hurt more than just strained Muscles and Bruising.
Other than this, not too much is happening. However, on the Band front, I have decided to cancel my next Fill appointment, that was to be this coming Friday the 25th. I will reschedule for about 3 weeks out. I am thinking that I am really close to the sweet spot, because I am having some issues with Acid Reflux and Verping (a sort of regurgitation/burping during the day when you are awake and aware of it happening). Although mostly just the Acid Reflux, thank goodness. So I am afraid that if I get a Fill right now, I won't be able to handle it and I will become overfilled again!! And I don't want that for sure. So I will wait until mid April and go for it then. I am just so worried that if I push it, and continue having Acid Reflux while I sleep, then I will begin having some major issues with the Esophagus and erosion or Cancer down the line, and I do not want that!
I am also starting to read the DMV booklet for the CDL License again (talk about boring). I had to stop reading it before so that I could finish the taxes. Walt passed his written test the first time he took it (of course). But I am afraid that I may have to take it a time or two, or maybe three!! LOL My Memory isn't what it used to be. But I am not too concerned with the written test.
The tests that I dread are the oral and practical tests! Trying to verbally tell all the things that need to be checked etc before starting out on a run to a DMV representative. Then, IF you pass this portion, you get to get behind the wheel in the Big Rig, and start the driving portion of the test. Which also includes passing the skills like being able to back up straight, as well as backing up into a certain position, like you would have to do at a loading dock. Anyway, I am NOT looking forward to this!! LOL We shall see how many attempts it takes for Walt to pass this. If he can't pass them the first time, then I am totally screwed!! LOL
Well, I better go for now, time to get to other things....till next time....
Aloha My Friends :)