Friday, July 7, 2023

What I'm Reading This Week #27

Happy weekend eve everyone!  I hope the week treated you well, you were able to enjoy the holiday if you celebrate and you are ready for whatever tomfoolery lies ahead for your weekend.  Thanks for the messages of support to those who sent them.  We really appreciate it.  I don't know how people are expected to actually heal in hospitals given the constant interruptions.  She has not gotten to eat a hot meal one time from what I've seen and the constant beeping and noise is ridiculous.  I brought her earplugs which appeared to be unopened but I'm not going to shove them in her ears.  We don't even have any kind of definitive diagnosis with certainty so hopefully that's coming in the next few days.

Now here comes:

12 Stretches to Get Rid of Shoulder Tension  (My shoulder has been in a constant state of tension since adding strength back into the equation.)

7 Easy Ways To Reset Your Metabolism & Enhance Whole-Body Health  (It'd be nice if this was true.  I remember getting a BodPod done and having my metabolism diagnosed as slow so I pretty much gave up after that.)

The Best Stretches Before Running  (or after or before bed.  I have a feeling it can loosen up quite a bit!)

3 Sneaky Ways Cortisol Causes Weight Gain & How To Actually Manage It  (I swear I feel like a total cortisol factory 24/7!)

9 Breathing Exercises To Relieve Anxiety  (Oddly enough, reading out loud got me through what was going to be night two of a mouth full of bile from an old school anxiety issue for me.  It forced my diaphragm open in a way that deep breathing was not helping with.)

Brain scans of coffee drinkers suggest there's more to feeling alert than just the caffeine  (Very interesting study especially if you need to cut back, you can still get the same effect.)

Why streaming services are dumping shows left and right  (This was not the future we were promised!  People laugh when they see I still ask for DVD's but sorry, it's the only way I can ensure I still have access to certain entertainment.)

What's the Problem With Using the Thumbs-Up Emoji?  (Oh FFS!  If you're going to get your thong in a knot over your interpretation of a friggin' emoji then buh bye!)

Memes From The 80s Giving Off The Biggest Nostalgia Vibes  (I needed this...except Bon Jovi unless he's there for me to throat punch then I'm down.)

Miss some posts this week?  Catch up below:

I'm really hoping hospital visits are coming to an end soon because you don't realize until you leave how friggin' draining they are.  I have never slept so hard in my usual 5-6 hours because I am overstimulated to the point I would normally need 3 days to recover from one visit.  Then right back to it with the 5 different doctors, constant beeping of 2 different machines in addition to the beeping going on in the halls, 3-5 nurse visits, listening to people screaming and/or coughing up a lung across the hall, big personalities to be dealt with on top of it all and that's okay visitors, don't mask up or anything- she just has cancer.  😣  The Mr and I word barf on the way home, eat, word barf more as we try to de-adrenalize of all of the info but zero answers and do it all again the next day. 

Do you have anything going on this weekend?  Let us live vicariously through you!

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  1. Yeah I agree that I don't know how anyone can actually heal in a hospital. It's so draining just visiting and I can't imagine how much more tiring it is to be admitted there. Keeping the good thoughts and prayers going though and we'll hopefully have more info soon.

  2. I am so sorry it's been hell this week and the physical and emotional drain has taken its toll. I hope you get solid answers and mom can come back home to get some real rest. I'll be thinking of you guys. I hope some good rest will be had for you as well. xo

  3. Sending prayers and positive thoughts that she gets home soon and you get some rest.


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