Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Need "treats" suggestions

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Need "treats" suggestions

    Hi all,
    I've got 29 more work days before summer vacation (teacher) & I'm very tired lately. This always happens in May/June, but it seems especially hard this year as I didn't have any summer vacation last year due to taking continuing ed classes & we just had a strike, then standardized testing.
    I'm so tired lately that I drive straight home to bed after work, which is just increasing my sense of burnout & being a little down.

    So, I've decided to make a list of small "treats" for after work, that don't cost a lot. I'm hoping to come up with 29, so there will be one for each day.

    Here's what I've come up with so far.
    1. Home manicure/pedicure
    2. Reading a magazine
    3. Watching a video
    4. Library trip & then book to read
    5. Hot bath
    6. Yoga video
    7. Starbucks nonfat steamed milk (I have a Starbucks right near my apt!)


    Ok, now I'm out of ideas. Any ideas/suggestions?
    Kadi

    -------------------------------------------------------------
    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
    ------------------------------------------------------


    New favorite quote: "God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a bad-ass" ~Author Unknown
    Source - Pinterest
    "


    Current treatments:
    -IC diet
    -Elavil 50mg at night
    -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
    -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
    -Pyridium if needed,
    -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
    -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
    -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
    -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
    -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
    -Managing stress= VERY important!
    -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

  • #2
    A long-distance call to an old friend or relative?
    Fresh flowers for the table?
    Candles with dinner?
    An after-school nap?

    Sorry, I guess I'm not too good at this, but I gave it a shot. I hope others will chime in for you.
    Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
    Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

    Peace, Carolyn
    ___________________________________________________

    Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007


    On the Beach with IC

    Comment


    • #3
      Kadi...

      Write a "Thank You" letter to your best friend for being your best friend.

      Organize the drawers in your dresser, one drawer per day.

      Pour yourself a cool drink, turn off all the lights, get comfortable in your favorite chair and listen to a favorite CD...really listen.

      This may sound strange since it is so far away, but begin addressing your Christmas Cards for next Christmas. The "treat" part of this will come when it is time to send those cards and you already have them done.

      (((hugs)))
      Sharon

      Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

      Where I can be found most days.



      Link to the ICN Patient Handbook:
      http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

      Link to the IC Diet:
      http://www.ic-network.com/diet/


      IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

      Comment


      • #4
        Great ideas, thank you Carolyn & Sharon!
        Kadi

        -------------------------------------------------------------
        I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
        ------------------------------------------------------


        New favorite quote: "God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a bad-ass" ~Author Unknown
        Source - Pinterest
        "


        Current treatments:
        -IC diet
        -Elavil 50mg at night
        -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
        -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
        -Pyridium if needed,
        -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
        -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
        -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
        -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
        -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
        -Managing stress= VERY important!
        -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

        Comment


        • #5
          Kadi,

          give yourself a home mini facial???
          Formerly lorenab

          Comment

          Working...
          X