Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hey Ya'll,

Well Ya'll, first off I want to say thank you to all of you who have left me comments regarding my recent Upper GI testing etc.  I would have posted sooner on how I have been since my appointment with the Surgeon, but our internet service went out on Friday, and I have been in Withdrawals!!  LOL  Ever since my appointment, I have had NO ACID REFLUX!!  And no problems with getting stuck, etc.  I have been able to eat with no fear of problems.  And I have been able to actually eat less and be more satisfied....imagine my surprise???

But seriously (really, seriously, I have had serious Computer withdrawals!!).  Saturday, our Son Russ drove down with his Mom's truck to help us with clearing out the Storage Unit.  That was the intent, at least.  Instead of cleaning out the Storage Unit of excess stuff, all we ended up doing was moving the stuff around, and making room for the Piano.  We decided to move the Piano from the RV, into storage for now.  After all, we aren't currently using it and it is taking up space.  We will put it back in later.

So we didn't get RID of anything that was in storage, but at least we made room for the Piano, and got it moved.  But in doing so, Walt appears to have acerbated his Neck pain.  It has been hurting him ever since his accident, but it had been getting slowly but surely better.  Now it seems to be back to square one!  If it doesn't start feeling better soon, he will go back to the Doctor to make sure he didn't really hurt himself.

The only complaint that I have right now, is that I have been having problems sleeping again.  Not because of the Reflux, but because I have just been having trouble getting to sleep!  I am lucky if I get to sleep by 2 am, (which is pretty much normal for me).  But lately it has been more like 4-5 am!  And Walt has made sure that I DID NOT OVERSLEEP!! 

Thursday morning I was up by 3:45 in order to make it to Reno.  Then, if you can remember, because of my wild day spent in the bathroom, after the Upper GI that morning.  I didn't get to sleep until about 2:15 am, and then I had to get up at 5:45 am on Friday, in order to drive back to Reno for my appointment with the Surgeon and the "official" results.

Then that night (Friday), I didn't get to sleep until about 3:30 am.  And of course, I couldn't sleep in because of going to work in the Storage Unit.  So when Russ arrived earlier than expected, Walt woke me up.  Oh well....but then again, that night (Saturday) I couldn't get to sleep again!!  It was about 4 am again when I went to bed, and again....Walt woke me up EARLY!!  We were planning on doing the laundry at 9 am Sunday morning, but he woke me up at 7 am!!!  He figured that if we got there early, we wouldn't have anyone wanting to use the machines, and we could use all of them and get the laundry done faster.  But noooo, we had 2 different men come in to use them too!!!  LOL  So the early bird didn't help us at all this time!

Usually on Sunday's we have another couple in the RV park that does their laundry, so Walt thought that if we went early, we would beat them to the machines and be out before they got there.  But I tried to tell him that they usually didn't even get in there until sometime between 10 am (at the earliest), and 12 noon.  So I knew that 9 am would be fine!!  Because of all my lack of sleep, you would think that I would be able to sleep, but NOOOOO, again I couldn't sleep.  So it was about 2 am when I went to bed, but at least 4 am before I got to sleep.  Then of course, my alarm went off at 6:15 am so that we could leave by 8 am for Sacramento!

So I got up, and took a short nap in the car!  LOL  It was probably for the better, this way I didn't have to fret over Walt's driving over the Sierra's, and he didn't have to listen to me complaining about his driving!!  LOL  After arriving in the Sacramento area, we met our oldest Daughter Christa for lunch.  We took her to our favorite Barbecue Restaurant near where she lives, since she had never been there.  And we were taking her out to lunch for her 37th Birthday!!  Oh My God!  I am old enough to have a 37 yr old child!!  LOL  She absolutely loved it there!  She wants to go back, and we don't blame her.  If you are ever where they have a Lucille's Barbecue, check them out!!

Then we took our middle child, Kat and her Husband Elliott to dinner at The Outback.  Of course I couldn't eat much, but oh my god!  It was so good.  I was really tasting The Outback.  They have a really good flavor to their Fillet Mignon Steak!  But since I knew that I would barely be able to touch the meat, I ordered it cooked the way that Walt likes it (Big Mistake), since he would be eating it for breakfast.  I normally like it cooked Medium, but I ordered it Medium Rare for Walt.  And even Walt admitted that it was cooked more like Rare, than Medium Rare (which he likes), so I couldn't eat much.  But Walt got a great breakfast out of it!!

Then today, I met Christa, my Grand Kids, and my Dad for lunch.  My Mom was supposed to be there too, but she is not feeling well at all, so I will go visit her on Thursday after my haircut, and hopefully she will feel better by then!  I want to see her before we drive home on Friday.  Tomorrow, I am having lunch with our friend Aggie.  I am meeting her near a local Mall as I don't know the downtown Sacramento area very well where she is working tomorrow.  She is such a sweet person to drive out of her way to make it easier for me.  What can I say, isn't it great to have friends like this???

Aggie and I are meeting at The Elephant Bar.  I have never eaten there, but Walt has, and said that I will be able to find something to eat from there with no problem.  So I will go online later, and check out their menu.  As we all know, it really helps to be able to check out a Restaurants menu in advance to plan out our meal....LOL. 

Then since tomorrow is our 18th Anniversary, Walt and I will go out to dinner, just the two of us.  I can't believe that it has been 18 years already!!  And in another 4 months, we will have been living together for 20 years!!!  OMG!!  20 years!!

Then on Thursday, I have my haircut in the morning.  Finally!!  My hair hasn't been cut since December, and as you know, the shorter your hair, the more often you have to cut it!!  Then I will go visit my Mom and Dad before we leave.  On Thursday night, we are meeting with another family friend named Hannah.  She is actually Walt's best friends Mother, but his friend lives in Portland, OR, so Walt visits with her at least once if not 2-3 times each month while he is in Sacramento.  He even calls her MOM!!  And she jokingly calls him the "good son", or is it his friend, that calls him that!!  LOL

Anyway, as you can tell, we have a lot planned for this week.  So I will go for now, got so much to do still.  Till next time....

Aloha My Friends  :)   


Petra said...

OMG! How do you function on so little sleep??? I wouldn´t be able to stand up!

Have a lovely anniversary!

Lonicera said...

Debi - your poor sleeping pattern must have a reason and a solution, surely? You can't go on like that or it'll affect you long term. It sounds dreadful. Have you ever consulted anyone about it? I wonder if settling down properly in Reno will make a difference - perhaps your present unsettled existence doesn't help...? Just a thought.

Debi said...

Petra, thank you! We will definitely try to have a great Anniversary this year! I say this because half the time we forget that it is our Anniversary until it is past! Mostly because of the time of year (Tax Season). LOL

Lonicera & Petra, yes I know that I have a problem, but I do not know how to correct it. I have had this sleeping problem since about mid 2006! I was still working back then, I had to take sleeping pills so that I could get at least a minimum amount of sleep!

At least I don't have to go into a job with this sleep problem! LOL For some reason, my brain just doesn't want to shut off and go to sleep, but I don't want to become addicted to sleeping pills, so I just work with it!

Amanda Kiska said...

Sounds busy! I'm glad the refulx is under control and you've had so much time with your family.

Debi said...

Thanks Amanda!! Yes, it has been really great this week! And no Acid Reflux is even better!