Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:59 PM
Walk in the door, turn off the alarm, put down my things, reset the alarm and walk straight out the front door with the dogs in tow. Take the dogs for their walk, 45-55 minutes depending on the quality of the day's sniffing and how many people want to pet Milo. Return home, turn off the alarm, give the dogs their treat, take them down in the basement and get them settled with their chew toys so I can have some privacy. Check whatever needs checking on the computer, including Crazyboards. Change into my exercise clothes and spend an hour exercising. Stretch, feed the dogs dinner, take a shower, start laundry/put laundry in drier/empty dishwasher/fold laundry as needed. Lie on couch and read for an amount of time determined by whether I'm cooking dinner, or prepping dinner, or not. If not I may also check the boards again. Husband arrives home between 7:30 and 10:00, depending on which day of the week it is. Dinner is usually at 9:00 but can be as late as 10:15. Eat dinner with husband while watching TV or a movie. We favor BBC America and the SciFi channel but are not adverse to Mythbusters or the fascinating program about moonshining that's been on lately. You get the drift. Load dishwasher, run or not depending on how full it is. Repair to the couch in the basement to watch TV and drink 4 oz. of wine with husband, punctuated with frequent looking up of things via iPad on Google, until bedtime, generally 12:00-12:30.
Even when I'm not working, this is how my day goes from about 4:00 on. With virtually no deviations, ever, Saturday through Wednesday (husband has Thursdays and Fridays off, so I do, too, and my weekend routine has a different pattern).
Bipolar one, sports fans. Autism spectrum. With just un soupçon of migraine.
Give us this day our daily meds: 150 lamotrigine, 75 topiramate, 150 Seroquel XR, 100 Seroquel IR, 12.5 Ambien CR, 60 mgs Cymbalta, 20 mgs Latuda
4000 i.u. Vit. D3, Etodolac 400 mgs 2x/daily and Votaren Gel 2 grams 2x/daily for joint pain NOS
Flonase nasal spray 2x/per nostril 2x daily
Cyclobenzaprine and Midrin PRN
Past, failed attempts: Effexor XR, Celexa, amitriptyline, Depakote, escitalopram, Geodon, klonopin, ativan, bupropion, busipirone, lithium, trazodone, Lunesta, Rozerem, gabapentine, mirtazapine, Wellbutrin, Temazepam, Sonata.
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