It turns out that today has become a day to address a reoccurring problem at night. Falling back asleep.
Before I get to that, I will share my discussion with my mom and dad last night. I told them that I was feeling down, and she was very understanding. Because of this, she suggested that I go and visit their house to check on the cat to cheer me up. She also mentioned that I was welcome to visit them anytime when they are home. I graciously welcomed their warmth and love. I also asked about how dad was doing with the chemo, and my mom said that he was doing okay. Just taking each day a day at a time. She also mentioned that she will have to cook for my brother and I again.
I thanked mom for that and I had my dinner. I then left to go to mom and dad’s to visit the cat after my brother got home. My mom called right before I got to their place. I called her back and we talked some more. I showed them the cat on the video call and I did them a favor in getting their trash out to the road, along with the cat litter that I scooped up. I gave Lucy treats and I gave her a good pet. I then closed the discussion, telling her that I loved her. I went to the gas station and bought a couple Reeses Crunchy cookie cups. One for me and one for my brother. I took them home and I unwinded. I then went to a bible study on 1 Samuel and asked for prayer. This is a trying time in my life and I appreciate everyone’s support. As what I read in John Ortberg’s “Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them”, I need others to carry my mat, and trust that they won’t drop it. I want to carry other people’s mats too, but God knows what I can carry right now.
Getting back to the sleep problem, I got up and changed my security on Fidelity. I then called in sick so that I can take care of this sleep problem. I showered, ate breakfast, and tried out Teladoc. It turned out that I needed to set up my account before I could use it. After setting up my account, I was given a doctor with virtually no wait time. Her name was Dr. Laura Hershorin, and I explained my problem to her. She recommended the usual remedy. Do some cardiovascular exercise, take 10-15 milligrams of Melatonin before bed, and drink a cup of sleepy tea. I will try this regimen for a few nights and see how I do with it.
I am now going to post on the message boards and head to the store to get the medical supplies to help me with my sleep. I will exercise a little later and I’ll check in with my friend as well. I will call my parents later regarding my sleep problem and calling in. Later on, I will watch a movie to unwind, take my tea and Melatonin, and go to bed.
Today’s high is going to be 84 degrees and the silver lining is having a day to heal from this sleeping problem.
To those of you who have had trouble falling asleep before, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.
Muse: Hang in there, Kyle. Get plenty of exercise and follow the doctor’s orders, okay?