Been on my new meds for over a week now. I think I notice a difference already. I don’t need as much sleep and I wake up with almost no aches and pains. Even the aches in my knee are far more manageable now. For a few weeks I would wake up in pain, especially in my knee. It usually went away after a hot bath and a couple Tylenol pills. But it seems like my mornings are starting faster now. I still lift weights every other day. I still don’t leave my apartment much. But I usually leave my door unlocked when I’m awake. My neighbors drop by a few times a week, usually to chat or drop off some food they made. Yesterday they were here for a couple hours and brought pork chops and potatoes. I provided the meat and they made dinner. I’ll have to go grocery shopping again in a few days.
With today being a Thursday, my cleaner is scheduled to arrive today. She’s usually here over the noon hour. I buy her supplies and she gives the place a scrub down and vacuum once a week. She has been here since last Christmas. I notice a night and day difference in the way the place not only looks, but feels. Since she started cleaning my house, I have put up more decorations like paintings, historical flags, and throw rugs. A good throw rug not only brings more life to a bachelor pad, it feels so good on bare feet on cold mornings. I am no longer paranoid about having guests in my apartment. At this point, I prefer hosting guests as opposed to going to other people’s places. When I was in high school and college, I preferred going to other people’s rooms and houses. Kind of odd how one can change over the years.
Even though I don’t get out for long, I still keep in contact with my friends and family. I have a few friends I talk to almost daily via facebook. I chat with my family a couple times a week on the phone. I am slowly reestablishing sidetracked friendships on facebook. Over the last few years, I had cut my friends list down significantly because of, well, dumb reasons. Some of these friends were worth letting go, but many are worth reestablishing contact with.