Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- I had pulmonary function testing done, which involved sitting in a small room for 40 minutes with a respiratory therapist and a student observing, and inhaling and exhaling in certain patterns to test different aspects of my lung functioning. The RT was thought that I wasn’t doing as well on these tests as he thought I should… dude, welcome to my life.
- The pair of woodpeckers that roost on my balcony have been more visible and more audible over the last couple of weeks. I’m hoping for babies soon. I’m a big fan of nature-focused mindfulness, and all my mental busyness shuts right down as I watch my woodpeckers do their thing.
- Once in a blue moon (perhaps once a year) I forget to take my bedtime meds. One of those blue moons happened this week and reminded me that I’m totally unable to sleep without them.
- I’m dealing with ongoing gaslighting at my job where I do home visits to see patients. They have this software system that predicts how much travel time these visits should take. Except their should is based on magic carpet travel time, and is nowhere near reality. But they act like I’m the crazy person. Which I am, but they don’t know that. So I’ve decided if they’re going to play psychological games, I’m going to play a numbers game. This involves a spreadsheet, with all of the data backed up by screenshots from Google Maps. Try to call me crazy now, bitches!
- I’ve been noticing that my migraines tend to be triggered by driving. I had one the other day, and so decided to google whether this is actually a thing or if it’s just me. Apparently it’s a thing. My theory (possibly half-baked) is that the lupus (that I haven’t been diagnosed with) is affecting my vestibular system in the inner ear (it could do that if I had it), and that’s causing the dizziness I’ve been having and sometimes triggering a migraine because of the motion. There’s a lot of ifs in there, but it seems at least somewhat plausible.
- I expanded to a new Vocal.Media platform this week with a post Drinking & Depressing on Proof.
- And to conclude on kind of a random note, a pin keeps popping up in my Pinterest feed that’s about the scientific benefits of breathing. Oddly enough, living doesn’t make the list… I’d say for me that would be #1, but what do I know?
How has your week been?
P.S. A big thank you to everyone who’s picked up a copy of my book, rated/reviewed it, and helped spread the word! I appreciate it so much! ❤️