Getting good sleep continues to be a challenge for me. I was hoping that I would have a second night in a row of, at the very least, minimally restorative sleep. Unfortunately for me, the downstairs neighbors decided to make some kind of absolutely foul smelling dish at 11:00 at night. The bad smell woke me up and made me very angry. I laugh about it a little bit now but it was not funny at the time. It smelled halfway between sour milk and scalloped potatoes. Since I did not sleep really well I woke up with a mild headache but it is nothing that Tylenol will not cure.
Part of me wonders what today will have in store for me. The interrupted sleep aside, I did manage to get in a short walk and I feel a good kind of stiffness this morning. I did not overdo the exercise meaning that I can do it again tonight. I have to keep reminding myself Rome was not built in a day and any exercise that I do is a lot better than nothing. Prior to taking the walk, I was feeling antsy and short of patience; generally in a snippy mood.
I am proud of myself for taking a shower last night despite not wanting to do so and being in that aforementioned bad mood. I even managed to brush my teeth and shave my face and head. That is part of the adult daily living responsibilities of mine and living up to them is important. I even managed to brush my teeth and remembered to take my medicine without being reminded so these are all early signs of recovery. I think even the Trazodone/Doxepin evening combination is helping tremendously because I found myself growing drowsy. It still took a while for me to actually fall asleep as the thoughts were still racing but this is an improvement.
This will be a shorter blog entry because I do not have all that much to say. If something comes up during the day, I will write about it this afternoon. The goal today is another walk and doing the usual hygiene tasks.