So, the turkey Tom wound up making (because I slept all day) was fantabulous. So was everything that went with it.
Oreo got his little share of turkey and mashed potatoes and cranberry jelly. No gravy for him this year because it had garlic and shallots. I wasn't sure about the stuffing so none of that either. He seemed very pleased nonetheless.
I'm trying to reset my sleep schedule again. Despite getting up at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, I couldn't sleep for more than an hour or two without being wide awake again until 5 AM Thursday. Sigh. If this doesn't settle by Tuesday, I may have to reschedule cognitive testing yet again, as I'm pretty sure the results will be skewed a bit if I'm about to pass out or throw up from sleep deprivation. "Regular" tired = fine for testing. Sleep deprivation = not so fine. Trying really hard to stave off that "dementia" diagnosis as long as possible. Or at least until we have several more small dogs and I acquire a wardrobe of muumuus so I can be the crazy dog lady.
After dinner last night we watched The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, which is one of my favorites and I played with polymer clay. Tonight I think there may be some Doctor Who watching and knitting on my baby nephew's Xmas present.
My dislike of the acetazolamide is increasing. I've mostly gotten used to the excessive peeing and the resultant need to consume large quantities of water. Unfortunately, the headaches that come within a few hours are not so fun and don't seem to be going away as my body gets used to the med. Neither is the intestinal disturbance. And I don't think it's helping much on the involuntary movement front - at least not enough to make it worth it as far as I'm concerned. Definitely not helping enough for me to up the dose to twice daily.
On top of that, I can't take my preferred headache/significant joint pain remedy, Excedrin (or the generic equivalent) because it has asprin (a salicylate) in it, which is contraindicated.
I also can't take Pepto for my stomach because it has salicylate because ALL salicylates are contraindicated. This blows goats. I'm trying acetaminophen (Tylenol) at the moment because ibuprofen will irritate my stomach and intestines even more. It's working a bit better than it used to, but not nearly as well as it would mixed with caffeine and asprin. Dammit.
So, my head hurts, I have to pee a lot, and poot a lot, and poop a lot, and the rest of me hurts too, BUT I have polymer clay, yarn, movies, and books, plus Tom and Oreo to keep me company, so I guess I'll survive and even be fairly happy. Grumbly, but happy.