These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Very tired

The wind is incredible. Still. Our area is the windiest in the state. There have been sustained winds almost 50 MPH and gusts measured that were over 75. They didn't say how much over, but it's a lot.

It blew all night long, and it was irritating, to say the least. I didn't sleep much last night, but the wind wasn't the cause; it was just the added irritation.

I went to bed with a very acid-y stomach, and I just thought it was one of those days that I have occasionally. I chewed up some Tums and crawled in bed, but I couldn't lie down. So I sat up for a while and read, thinking it would go away. It didn't. In fact, it got worse. I actually had acid rolling up my throat while I was sitting up.

I kept eating the Tums, but they didn't seem to be helping. I finally got up and opened a bottle of ginger ale, something that usually helps. But it didn't last night, and in fact I think it got worse. I got up and paced the floor, trying to move the gas, but again, nothing.

I was beginning to feel rather desperate, with a couple pounds of lead in my stomach. I couldn't figure out what was going on, but the desperation was something akin to "Move, dammit! Move up or down, I don't care but get out of my body!" And it did. From around 1:00 until 6:00, I was beating a path the the bathroom. I had the worst diarrhea I've had in a very long time. Gawd, I was miserable!

The only good thing was that the acid in my stomach was reduced. I began nibbling on crackers and took medication to slow it down, but I was one sick lady. And all the while, the wind was rattling the house, and it truly didn't help me to feel better!

I don't know what was the problem. My digestive system seems to be more sensitive with each year, and I think something at dinner simply tweaked it in the worst way. I'm just glad it is over!

I was supposed to go on a little trip today. I didn't. I called my friend with whom I was riding to let her know to go ahead, and later called my host to say I wasn't going to be there today. I'm so tired from lack of sleep and loss of fluids that I can hardly sit up. In fact, I'm going to nap as soon as I finish this note. I also didn't think I could sit in a car for several hours today, even though the bodily functioning has returned to a normal state. I'm too sore to sit very well, and sitting in s car on the road would make me totally miserable. groannn.

I'm OK now, I think. Assuming it doesn't return, I'll make the drive myself tomorrow. Thank goodness Linda is here and ready to take care of the babies whenever I get to go. I'm really appreciative for her help and presence.

Alright, then, night-night. Or should that be day-y, day-y? Whatever, I'm outta here!


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your digestive problems. The wind is howling outside right now and it blew all night, but the gusts were not as bad as right now. My serious complaint about living in the SW, are the winds.They are irritating indeed and I think they are everywhere. I once drove for 200 miles in Utah with the wind so strong I couldn't even stand up.

  2. Thanks, Moni. And I agree; if I could banish one weather element, it would be winds over, shall we say 25 MPH? ;D

  3. Thank you. Working on it, and I am better, just not totally well.

  4. It has also been very windy here. I made the mistake of leaving my car windows down yesterday and the inside of my car is covered in dust.

    Hope you feel better soon. Do you think it was something you ate?

  5. Yeah, it was probably something I ate, but who knows what. I think I inherited my dad's sensitive digestive system. We would all eat the same thing, and only Dad would get an upset stomach.

    The dust was all over the place here. I couldn't see the Capitans today because there was such a cloud! Ick!

  6. I hate that when I eat wrong and my stomach sounds like a train is inside my belly.

    Hope your feeling well..

    Dorothy from grammology

  7. Thanks, Dorothy, and yes, I am better. Just feeling the effects of aging, I 'spect.

  8. Isn't it just a freakin' blast getting older and older and older!!!
    Been there done that! Sleep is an elusive word to me anymore Lyn. I take it when I can get it. I don't get the heartburn anymore because I now take some VERY EXPENSIVE prescribed medication called Aciphex. It works very well but even with insurance it is costly.
    You know that I have the worse trouble sleeping about a week before the full moon. After that I'm alright. Have you ever followed your sleep patterns through the moon phases? Love Di ♥

  9. Oh I forgot to say that I hope you feel better soon if it is some sort of bug! Love Di ♥

  10. Di, Aciphex rocks! I took it regularly for years, and if this keeps up, I'll return to it. You're not kidding about the cost; crazy expensive! I'm glad I have insurance for it now. I'm hoping, however, that this was just an anomaly.

    I haven't tracked the moon phases. I'll think about that. My sleep disruption is usually related to a busy mind. I'd rather have that than this kind!! Having acid in my throat and diarrhea is about the worst.

    Yes, I'm better already, and I'm about to make up for it. I'm headed to sleepy town.


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