Karen, when you see your doctor on Thurs., ask him about upping the Lactulose dose at night...that is, if you feel it needs to be increased. Are you feeling more confused? It is not reflected in your writing.
I'm doing okay, but wish I could get to sleep at a more decent hour. I have a hard time falling asleep before 3 AM...and then, of course, I want to sleep all day. I literally force myself to get up at 2 PM. I'll be seeing my primary care on Nov. 4th, so I'll ask her again about Ambien or Sonata short-term...just to get me into a better sleep rhythm. She has never wanted to give me sleeping meds in the past.
I got a new bed recently and don't find it comfortable. I'm waking up with backaches, like I was with my old one that had gotten too soft. So I selected a different mattress last Thurs., and it will be delivered tomorrow. They will take back the other one. It cost me $168 to change mattresses, so I hope this one will work for me! A friend took me to Mattress Firm and to a few other places, so I took her out to dinner that day. I hadn't eaten out in months! Trying to economize, like everyone else. We got the early-bird rate, plus a sr. discount, so it didn't hurt my pocketbook too badly and we both enjoyed the food.
Wed., I will go to Mayo for hip x-rays and a follow-up with my orthopedic doc. I'm interested to see what the x-rays show, as my right hip has been giving me problems lately. However, I won't get surgery until it becomes unbearable or starts dislocating. This would be a revision, which the orthopod indicated a year ago that I would need at some point.
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll