Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween, Everyone

I have had a busy week, so getting to my blog has been a chore. Last weekend we had a garage sale at my Mom's house. It was successful in that we got rid of alot of things and made room for more! We didn't make a bunch of money, but we had fun anyways.

My good friend and Doctor, Tom McCarthy, died the other day of Brain Cancer. We have been good friends for about 26 years. He was only 60 years old. He loved God and I know that he is in a better place now.

I started on some new meds for Restless Legs Syndrome. Wow, they are kicking my butt! Last night was the last night for me on these meds. I was able to sleep without the severe body movements that have kept me awake for years, but they have made me into somewhat of a zombie. Yes, a zombie, right in time for Halloween! The medication can also make you have compulsive tendencies. Compulsive shopping, compulsive gambling...well, you get the picture. No, those meds are not for me. One of the things that I like about me, is my energy. These drugs take that away. I want "me" back. I need to find another more "benign" medication. Obviously, my running has suffered, but hopefully not for long.

I am loving getting stronger and I want to try hot yoga too. The Coastal Challenge is getting closer and I am feeling good. I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween tonight. Beware of the candy jar!


Rick Gaston said...

Hi Kelly, Happy Halloween! Yes let's all bewared the candy jar. Running makes me crave sweets but a little self-discipline goes a long way.

Sorry to hear about your long time friend. I had no idea you had Restless Legs Syndrome either. I hope you find a new medication that works with your body. Thanks for sharing the bad with the good. I hope you are enjoying the weather, it's a nice change and makes indoors a lot cozier.

kelly said...

Hey Rick, I hope you are not letting the rainy weather put a damper on your running. I am still in a stuper from the meds I was on, but I am planning on getting out for a nice run tomorrow. Hope you had a nice trick or treat day!