I was already struggling with pain and fatigue when I hurt my foot. I thought I’d stepped on a shard of glass, but my dry foot had cracked naturally. I slathered my feet with hand cream and seemed fine. I would walk down the hall or across the kitchen without a problem. Then some step apparently no different than the others would result in stabbing pain. I would limp for a short while, then the cycle would start again. That’s when I learned about heel fissures.Continue reading Finding The Upside to Heel Fissures
Nine things being severely sleep deprived has taught me: If you’re standing with the freezer door open trying to remember … More 9 Lessons I’ve Learned From Sleep Deprivation
For the 16th November in a row, I’m taking on NaNoWriMo*, and for the first time in ages, I’m not sure I can do it.
October wasn’t productive, for good reasons. On top of health and energy issues, two members of my household came down with COVID**, which stressed me out so much that there were days where I didn’t write at all. We’re still under quarantine, and my health is still bad, so it’s possible that I won’t be able to write for NaNoWriMo either.Continue reading Honoring Our Traditions: Something Is Better Than Nothing
There was a post on Facebook this week that asked “If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?” You know you’re in trouble when the answer is “bed.”Continue reading Sleep, That Golden Chain
You may have noticed a lack of posts this summer. My admittedly erratic schedule became non-existent for a while, and this is why: sleep. Or rather, lack of it. Back in the spring, my insomnia got out of control. I was miserable; constantly exhausted, and yet unable to sleep. So I contacted a local sleep specialist and signed up for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.Continue reading My Plan For Blogging While Sleep-Deprived