#WeekendCoffeeShare (October 24, 2021)

Hi everyone. It’s really sunny out this Sunday afternoon! How about you join me for #WeekendCoffeeShare. I had quite a lot of coffee so far today, as I went out to McDonald’s (well, through the drive-through) with my husband for lunch and had coffee there. It was better than the coffee I had at Subway last week. Then when I came back to the care facility, I had a cup of coffee again. If you’d like a cup of it too, I’m pretty sure there’s still some left, as my staff said her colleague had just made a fresh pot. Let’s have a cup of coffee and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I’d almost invite you to the balcony. It’s sunny, after all, but quite cold. Besides, the balcony is covered in fallen leaves. So I guess we’ll sit indoors after all.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I managed to get in 12.5K steps yesterday. That’s a huge win, as I had thought my physical condition was declining slightly. Apparently not.

I also went on the elliptical for half an hour on Friday and am planning to go onto it for another 30 minutes later this evening.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that all this is slightly comforting in light of my probable IBS symptoms and the upcoming abdominal X-ray. I mean, if it’s something very serious, I guess I’d have other symptoms, such as unexpected weight loss or declining physical fitness. Please all still pray for me that the X-rays will show something easily treatable.

If we were having coffee, I would share that my husband bought a new car. Well, he’s going to exchange it for our current Volkswagen Golf on Wednesday. It’s a Daihatsu Cuore, a very small car. His VW is still in relatively good shape, but both of us wanted a cheaper car with respect to gas usage, insurance and tax. With the deal he got, my husband says he’ll have saved enough on these to cover the cost of buying the Cuore within the year. I must say I feel a lot better about this car than I felt back when my husband bought the VW.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would share that I woke up after a nightmare early this morning. It wasn’t yet time for my one-on-one to arrive, so the morning staff helped me put on my music pillow and settle back to bed. I thankfully slept well for about an hour and a half after that. I am really hoping this means that the topiramate is working. I mean, my nightmares aren’t your standard scary dreams and as far as I’m aware, topiramate doesn’t suppress REM sleep altogether, but it does seem to make it easier to let go of anxiety-inducing dreams.

How have you been?

14 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (October 24, 2021)

  1. You can definitely feel the temperature dropping here too. The nights are much cooler now.
    Well done on the 12.5K steps, I’ve been trying to do more.
    Great to hear that the topiramate is suiting you, that must be a huge relief.
    I hope all goes well with your scan. Sending positive vibes your way! x

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I am indeed happy my increased topiramate seems to be working. The effect isn’t as dramatic as when I first started taking it, but it is still there. As for the weather, yes, night-time temps are dropping here too. I think we had the first night-time frost last night, unless you count frost at ground level, which we already had on September 21.


  2. We’ve got those fall temperatures going on but that means fall thunderstorms, but we’ll deal with it. I’m glad your nightmare was easier to get over, that’s good news. I hope you have a really good week.

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    1. I totally feel you about nightmares, I hate them too. The music pillow is just a pillow with thin speakers in them that you connect to your phone (via a cable, unfortunately it doesn’t have Bluetooth), so it basically plays whatever music you play on your phone. I have an adapter to connect the music pillow to the charger thing on my phone, because like most newer iPhones mine doesn’t have a separate headphone slot.


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