Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
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Thursday

More work dreams last night. These always amuse me. Last night, I was on a business trip back working for IBM doing some project for Human Resources on the history of IBM layoffs. It was a fun and interesting project. In real life, I cannot imagine that working on such a project would be anything short of hair pulling frustration but in my dream, it was a great job.

My brain is just weird.

I was sleeping hard when my wrist alarm went off. It's the first time I remember actually being woken up by it. Not at all unpleasant.

Zoey skipped her frantic middle of the night action or, at least, did not feel like I needed to be involved. Just now she's tucked in right here and draped over my arm.

After my swim this morning, I have a nail appointment and not a minute too soon. These suckers have gotten so long I'm afraid of stabbing myself.

And then it will be home to the air conditioner. The 10 day forecast is mostly Your Ass Will Be Fried. My electric bill did, actually, go past 'oh, that's not so bad' but, honestly, I don't care. I don't ever use a heater in the winter. I make up for that environmental gift in the summer.

I made sewing progress yesterday but it got too warm back in the sewing area. I don't need my own sweat shop! I think today, I may try to use the fan back there and see if that helps. Hilariously, I'm working on a fleece jacket. In the living room, my project is an oversized turtleneck sweater.

I think I'm trying to sweat out the summer by planning how I'm going to stay warm in the winter!

When I last went to the nice lung doctor, he was, again, dismayed by my senile purpura (the purple blood bruises) all over my hands and arms. This time he suggested that maybe it was the steroids in my Advair inhaler. They make two different kinds and I have been using the strongest one. He suggested I dial back to the lower dose one and asked if I was interested. Sure, I said. (This guy is great about trying new things and just as great about un-trying if they don't work out.)

That was a month ago. A couple of years ago, my regular doctor had me cut back to an aspirin every other day in hopes of accomplishing the same thing. I thought that worked but turns out it didn't really.

I started noticing that I have not had any new bruises in a couple of weeks. Again, it could be my just wanting this so much. The bruising isn't at all painful but just looks soooo ugly. But, I am, once again very hopeful.

And, the lower dosage inhaler is working out fine which is great. When my COPD gets worse, I will have an easy upgrade to get me by for a while longer. Win Win Win.

Ok, it's still a little early but I think I'll go ahead and head to the pool. I can ust swim a little longer...
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