What a variety of routines but we all seem to end in a similar way. Learning to deal with the 'P' word and yet get some sleep.
Let's see...the weekend routine is a bit different from the week nights but similar. Usually hubby heads toward bed and that's my signal to quit whatever I'm doing and head for bed. My goal is always to hit the bed about
the same time hubby does but somehow that doesn't happen often. Probably because I'm the one who "puts the house to bed".
Usually it's jammies first, then I get on the forum and post the Koffee Klatch for the next day and if there are newbies or someone who hasn't had a response I try to post to those. Then I go through the house taking care of last minute things.... check dog's water, lock doors and check to see if windows are closed, run dishwasher if it's ready, make sure the cat is IN (she's a real pill come summer time...loves to chase bugs outside at night..lol), if grandson is staying with dad then I feed and water his birds, do potty routine <blush>, sometimes
Then off to kitchen to check blood sugars for the night and take some insulin for over night, sometimes I get a bowl of cereal or other snack to enjoy in bed because by this time hubby is sound asleep and his CPAP machine is humming away. Darn...didn't get there early enough for snuggle time again! Find glasses and current book I'm reading, pile on bed with book and cereal and munch away. Then begins the dance of the cat who's trying to get her nose into my cereal bowl. She tiptoes onto my book and gets as close as she possibly can before I push her back. I leave a few tablespoons of milk in there for her. She isn't too fond of milk from the carton but inhales the stuff if it had cereal in it first. Go figure...she's a cat!...lol
Then it's back up and brush teeth, turn on electric blanket if I haven't already and pile in. I'm one who also wiggles and squirms and joggles and waggles, all while on my back. But the pillows have to be JUST right as do the sheets and blankets. I can feel any wrinkle beneath me and will not sleep if it's there. Then the reading starts. And awake or asleep, hubby gets a back rub while I read.
I feel wide awake when I hit the pillow but about
1 paragraph and my eyes weigh about
3 tons. Put down book, turn off light and out I go.
Then the night time routine kicks in. Somewhere between midnight and 2 I'm up from pain. So it's off to my recliner in the living room to spend the rest of the night. If I'm having an exceptionally painful day I start my night there because laying on my back is even more painful, especially for long periods of time like over night. Once in the recliner I pile on my favorite blankie, turn on the TV to keep me company and out I go for an hour or 2. Asleep/ awake/asleep/awake, etc... You all know the drill. If my blood sugars go low I'm up again, if they are high I'm up with a headache. This is why us fibros love afternoon naps. ;-)
I've probably over estimated your curiosity here but that's my routine...
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