Headed up to Mom’s yesterday to help sort, organize and price all the various items for the garage sale next weekend. Several people donated a ton of items in a large range of categories, so there was a lot to go through. It started to rain almost immediately after we began so we were working in tight quarters in her garage. This is also July in Florida and when it rains here, it doesn’t get cooler, it gets more miserable. The humidity was off the charts and we worked for about 4 hours straight in 100F (38C) temps.
It was too much.
By the time I got home, I had a migraine well underway and wound up taking an Imitrex and putting a cool pack on my neck. Took a few hours for the migraine to start to subside.
I didn’t sleep well last night and kept waking up throughout the early morning hours hot and sweaty. (Odd to have night sweats since I’m on the hormone replacement which has really helped my hot flashes. I’ve only once had night sweats and that was before I started the hormones.)
Ugh. Just sucks to be so strongly reminded how weak the medication is making me right now.
The good news is that we got the bulk of the items organized and priced for the sale next weekend. We’re having it the 30th and 31st. All the money is going towards my medical bills and upcoming surgery costs so it’s important we do good.
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:: about ::40 year old Pagan woman who lives in Florida with her guy and two cats, loves Disney, reads fanatically, tinkers in photography and runs her own handcrafted artisan jewelry business.
Inadvertently became the face of Healthcare Reform in America by posting the (in)famous "I am Obamacare" image and sharing the story of her hysterectomy at age 34. Now runs her own small business, PhoenixFire Designs, specalizing in handmade tree of life pendants, full moon tree of life necklaces, family birthstone jewelry, wire wrapped jewelry and more full-time.
Our best friend passed away suddenly March 13, 2010. Five years later, it's still hard. The full story can be read here.
Hysterectomy FundOctober 2013 Update: Happy 2 Year Anniversary!! I'm amazed at how different life is two years later. Though the hardest thing I've ever been through in my life, I've grown so much as a result of having overcome such terrifying and daunting medical issues. In a weird way, I'm better for having experienced these hardships. I'm more sure of myself these days and more confident I can face life's challenges better.
I have tried to turn this medical challenge into an opportunity and using this as a means to push forward with my small jewelry business and as a way to support myself again.
Your continued support is appreciated right now and even links to my shop are appreciated. Thank you to everyone who's helped and spread the word. All of you helped make it possible for me to be here and healthy.
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