A Lost Day

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012022
 

Yesterday was pretty much a lost day for me, and I really don’t have anything new to share with you this morning. When I was at the doctor’s on Wednesday, he gave me a new prescription for Cymbalta to help control my back pain until the RF nerve ablations kick in, and I took them before I went to bed that night.

I woke up at about 5 AM sick to my stomach. I managed to get back to sleep, and slept quite a while. Later than usual, actually, and when I finally did drag my butt out of bed, I had no appetite. I wanted to get some writing done, but my brain was mush and I could not focus.

Terry told me I wasn’t going to accomplish anything in that shape and to go sit in my recliner and just rest for the day, so that’s what I did. Except for waking up a couple of times when phone calls came in, after which I fell right back to sleep, I didn’t get up until sometime around 5 PM. We hadn’t eaten all day, and I didn’t have any appetite, which is unusual for me, but Terry made me a small omelet and I ate that before going back to my recliner and sleeping another hour or two.

I finally woke up enough to watch a couple of episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu and get this blog written, and now I’m heading for the shower and bed again. Even with all that sleeping I did yesterday, I feel like I’ve been up for a week. I recall when I first started taking Cymbalta before my prescription ran out a month or so ago while we were on the road, that I had the same reaction for the first couple of days. Hopefully, it will pass and I can get back to whatever I call normal.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. This one seems fair to me.

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Thought For The Day – Don’t carry your mistakes with you. Put them under your feet as stepping stones to rise above them.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “A Lost Day”

  1. As a retired firefighter – i wish you could expand on:

    Nancy, if you don’t count having my brother murdered when I was a teenager, outliving all of my 7 siblings, being in a war, being shot and stabbed, and having a couple of heart attacks, you’re right. I’ve had it easy.

    if i may ‘NANCY’ – it’s called ptsd – and coping
    (sometimes there is a bad nick – but mostly a man-nick)

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