Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Good For Your Soul -

I can laugh at anything!  Sometimes I get carried away, but at least I know how to have fun.

One thing I learned after my diagnosis, was the importance of rest.  I am on Prednisone and it does not make for good sleep.  At first, I was a virtual Prednisone zombie due to the high doses I was on.  After dealing with this for at least the first four months, I decided to give myself "permission" to rest, even if it meant in the middle of the day.  It was hard for me to unwind but I began with baby steps of telling myself I would only lay down to read a book or magazine.  My big old hound dog, Dudley, would join me on the bed and eventually I trained myself to take a nap every day at 1 P.M..  There were some times when I would forget and Dudley was always there to remind me!  Even though it was never a whole night's worth of sleep, it ended up being the restorative rest that I needed.  When I am feeling run down, I still take a power nap as my night time sleeping habits are still really bad due to my insomnia.  So, if you need a boost, allow yourself to take a nappie poo - you deserve it!  And, keep on laughing!

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