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October 15th, 2016 at 04:25 pm

It's been a while!!

Updates: Spouse is doing a bit better--both with his memory and his physical strength. However, there are still issues and several repeated conversations and disorientation (and he insists on DRIVING!). He will undergo a test for early Alzheimer's in a month or so. Parents visited to assist with house-care. Great help!

Son is still dealing with anxiety, but is working part time (so far so good). Days are up and down, quite unpredictable.

I, myself, was ill for about 2 months (June to Aug). Double vision, headaches, neck pain, vertigo, dizziness, nausea. Doctor's didn't not find a cause, in spite of many tests, so I assume it was stress. Doing better now, but I was in COPING mode for quite a while. Cutting back on what I could, in order to get better.

Job is still stressful, but doing my best to manage. I've told myself that I've been dealing with job burnout for a long time, but have decided that I have to think differently in order to push through. Yes, I'm exhausted, and yes, I overwork and yes, I tend to stay in jobs (and relationships!) longer than I should, but there is still much to be grateful for. So for now, I'll do a better job of taking EXCELLENT care of myself. I'm sleeping more (with assistance from SleepyTime tea at night). I even went to a concert the other night with the girls from work! (Smokey Robinson! What fun!)

Money management has been on auto-pilot. Doing ok, but could be doing better. Lots of 'outgo' coming up -- car for my son (we're supposed to go half and half, but not there yet), replacement of our roof based on hail damage. Now that my energy is returning, I'll get more focused on my budget/spending plan and savings.

Still browsing the saving advice posts every so often. Not much time to do so, but I like to sneak a peek and get some motivation every now and then.

Happy saving!

4 Responses to “Long Time No Post”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I can totally relate to staying in jobs (and people may say relationships also) longer than needed, so don't worry. It's just realising that not everything is perfect and making the best of what you have. Keep on swimming and keeping afloat, life will calm down eventually. Hoping for more recovery within your family Smile.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry you are stressed and overworked. Hang in there. Hopefully you'll have better news along the health front for both of you. I have to admit I'm not a risk taker when it comes to big things like jobs, investments, or expenditures. So, I probably stayed in jobs way too long at times. Hope things improve.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Glad to hear from you! I'm glad there's been some positive progress though still lots of challenges. Good job taking care of yourself.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    If you are at all concerned about the continued driving, the neurologist who tests for Alzheimers can recommend a test be done. This was what happened with my mother, who initially agreed to the driving test but then reneged at the last minute, which I was anticipating. I asked the doctor to put the road test recommendation in writing on his letterhead stationery, and he added that if she didn't he would have to report it to DMV. Mom was extremely upset about the letter, but she did take the road test, which she barely passed. So she continued to drive with Alzheimers but there were several conditions: that she not drive on the highway, that she not drive during heavy commuter traffic and that she not drive at night. Good luck.

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