Archive for July, 2021

Hairdresser Appointment

July 30, 2021

So, I had my first hairdresser appointment in months on Wednesday. I’ve not been to see her because of restrictions here in Ontario due to the pandemic.

No, I didn’t go wild & change anything, just a trim & tidy.

While many fibromite women find this to be a chore, I enjoy these visits.

Monique washes my hair & gives it a good scrub, which I can not do very well for myself. As a result I get a really nice head massage.

She then starts ‘playing ‘ with my hair, combing, brushing, cutting. I actually really enjoy the sensation of someone playing with my hair, even if it’s just to brush it. I find it totally relaxing .. I trust Monique not the screw up my hair, so sometimes I’ll just wait there with my eyes closed.

Afterwards, my hair, while still long is so much more thinner. Between cleaning the layers up & the thinning, I loose quite a bit of hair and the difference in the weight is significant. My hair then looks, feels & just is healthier. It also just plain ole looks better!

After the hairdresser June 2020

Missed Posts

July 27, 2021

I have noticed that I do miss making some of my posts. I do try to get them up on other Monday or Tuesday and then other Thursday or Friday. I apologize for when I do miss.

There are three possible, but 2 are very opposite reasons. I am either feeling so crappy that I have not interest or motivation due to either physical or mental health, or I am feeling well, so much so that I forget to post cuz I’m actually living my life, taking advantage of the good times.

the third is that I could not find the app to install on my new phone that allows me to easily edit. The WordPress app on Goggle Play bites. I finally had to get it from to get the one I wanted. Now that it’s installed, I should be getting more into the groove.

Yes, I can schedule posts & I do.. I just forget sometimes.

So, I’m sorry..

Instant Gratification

July 23, 2021

I know want what I want and I want it now.

I did some exercise before bed. Normally a little exercise drains me & nixes my RLS.. Normally. Not so last night. It backfired.

I couldn’t sleep for a few reasons:

  1. My Restless Leggs Syndrome kicked in despite the exercise. I had to take 1½ Trazadone to get them to settle..
  2. My mind could not shut off..Kept thinking about stuff, like my cub scouts and my plans for the weekend. I just kept going over stuff in my head – despite trying 3 different sleep meditations.
  3. The exercise reacted like it used to – negatively. In the last few years, basic exercise has not been the hindrance it was for the 10+ years prior. So imagine my surprise when in snuggling into bed & my leggs (in addition to RLS) start to hurt.. it was not good. I’ve not had this reaction (other than overdoing it) is several years.

No, the want for immediate gratification and instant response was not for sleep. In this case, it was for my pain meds to work. I had to run 3 courses of meds. The first one the regular evening maintenance pain regime. The second was more Tylenol about an hour later. After still not getting additional relief from the additional meds, I bumped it up, 2 more Tylenol, 2 Robax which includes another, but different, muscle relaxant & anti-inflammatory.

At 5 am I was still awake..

COVID Vaccine, After the Second Shot

July 9, 2021

On July 1, 8:20 am, I presented up at the UOIT COVID vaccination by Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Pfizer COVID19 Bacvine

I had a sore arm that night & could not sleep on my left side for 2 nights.

That’s it. Kinda anticlimactic.

COVID Vaccine, the Sequel

July 2, 2021

Yesterday, I got my second stab for COVID immunization. Last time I had the AZ inoculation and, while not an allergic reaction, my body reacted badly. This time I received the Pfizer vaccine. We will see how that works!

Pics after getting my 2nd Vaccine – 14 days, Baby!!!!

Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2021

In Canada, July 1st is Canada Day.

Happy Canada Day!!

This day is to celebrate the anniversary of Canadian Confederation which 6loccurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the Constitution Act, 1867.