Sleep and Dialysis

I am doing fine.  Tired and doing my best to stay awake for now.  I have not been sleeping well this weekend.  The weather has been very hot – in the 80’s – making sleeping kind of uncomfortable.  I have not slept in my bed all weekend.  I tried Friday night to no success.  I have been sleeping in my corner chair by the AC to keep cool in this heat.  That is one thing I do not like about summer. The opposite goes for me about not liking winter cold and icy days.  As I sit here, writing this entry, I have to admit that sitting at dialysis 3 ½ hours in a recliner to relax, read, watch TV, and be on my phone playing games, is something I have learned to appreciate.

            Speaking of dialysis, I do have to admit that I am glad that my dialysis weekend has begun.  My dialysis weekend begins the moment I leave the clinic after treatment.  Yesterday’s treatment was a little frustrating because once again my catheter was not pulling very well and I needed Cath Flow once again.  I am not upset about the catheter being a problem right now. I had to keep my head to the left again so reading, working on some Bible study for church did not happen again.  I am not scared or anything.  I am tired from not sleeping well yet this weekend and my thought process is on my future fistula placement procedure coming up on July 12, 2019.  I am exciting in a way as well as a little nervous and anxious once again.


Where did June go?  Today is the last day of June 2019 forever.  This month has been, apparently, very busy.  Another day and morning has come, and I am watching “Unforgettable” on Decades weekend binge right now.  I remember the show being on, but I never watched it.  Now I wish I did. I love the show.  I like Poppy Montgomery and the actors/actresses in the show.  The first season episode 21 is on right now.

            I planned on getting to my diary yesterday, but it did not happen.  I am here now for a moment to say hello and good morning as I begin my day at 8:30 AM.  I have been up since 4 AM and dozing here and there while watching/listening to TV and having a cat on my lap wanting some “mommy” time with me.  I did not sleep well last night.  In fact I have not slept well this whole weekend since Friday night.  I think it is because of the heat and I have something nagging at me for some reason.  I want my sleep back!