NaBloPoMo Day 1: It’s National Blog Posting Month!

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There’s a push among bloggers to spend November writing and posting one blog post a day for the month of November, as aspiring novel writers around the world congregate around their computers for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. This push among bloggers is called National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo.

Back in May in this blog, I made a commitment to participating in NaNoWriMo this year. Because my life has been extremely hectic and emotionally draining I haven’t prepared for this ponderous endeavor and thus will need to postpone my goal of writing a novel for at least one more year. As a consolation prize, however, I’m planning on tackling NaBloPoMo.

In today’s installment, I should likely catch you up on the past few weeks that I haven’t been writing. I ran out of the medication that I feel the effects of not having in my system the most, and almost immediately felt completely lethargic and unmotivated to do anything but the bare minimum of daily tasks. I let the checklists go for a week and a half, I spent a lot of time in bed, and I spent the majority of the time I was upright wondering why I wasn’t back in bed.

I did manage to accomplish something I’ve never done before. Logging my vitals is a measure of recording my weight and blood sugar in the morning, as well as my blood pressure and pulse three times daily, along with a notation of what time I took the reading. I’m mostly compliant with this but every few days it seems a reading falls through the cracks. The last reading I neglected to take was the afternoon of September 26th. I went a whole calendar month recording everything I was supposed to record, as well as taking every bit of medication I had at more or less the prescribed time. It’s a pretty big deal that when I felt the worst, I was still able to make sure I got the bare minimum of self-care done.

The long, drawn out saga of acquiring that one magic medication is over. I’m seeing the prescriber that originally started me on it and knows how to prescribe it to appease my insurance carrier. I have a four month supply on file with the pharmacy and a follow-up visit in January. Life is back to where it should be, medicinally speaking. (There’s been a change to another medication of mine that we’re still wrestling with the insurance company over, but hopefully that will be resolved without much falderal.)

I missed getting my checklists done but really didn’t feel up to it, emotionally or physically. Now that the missing medication is back on board, I’m feeling as back to normal as I can. I went out and socialized with several friends for lunch today and had a good time, though toward the end it started getting loud in the restaurant and I wanted to head out to keep from being overstimulated. I’d say that’s a good start to the month.

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