Or Catch-Up

I am really enjoying Mahjong class!

I finished my sewing project. It is not great but it is passable! I learned how to sew in a zipper.

It is a bag to hold Mahjong tiles. I also made a small envelope style bag to hold my Mahjong card.

When I was making the zipper bag I realized one of the things that made me anxious was the fragility of a zipper and I kept thinking if I mess up I have to stop because I only bought one zipper! So after I finished I ordered a bunch of inexpensive zippers from amazon so I can practice with another bag that will have absolutely no use. 🙂

I got very little sleep last night. I never rescheduled the massage I had to cancel due to my shingles shot and I am paying for it big time! I am waking up constantly due to the pain and last night started the nightmares about things piercing my head which is my big red flag. Woke up and immediately scheduled with my lovely Hannah for Tuesday afternoon. I have muscle relaxers but….

Started a new blood pressure med last night. I have been on a beta blocker for decades. I have always had high blood pressure for no rhyme or reason. Suddenly my low dose very few side effects med is not working very well. Most likely due to some other isssues having to do with everyone’s least favorite subject chemo side-effects. So I started calcium channel blocker last night. I took it at 10pm and at about 12am I could suddenly feel my heart trying to leave my chest!
It was disconcerting but I assumed I would feel weird since it works completely differently than the beta blocker and my body will need a little time to adjust. Stopped (the pounding, not my heart ♥️) after about 30 minutes. But I would hesitate to take a muscle relaxer before going to sleep with a brand new med. An interesting side effect is when I worked out this morning my calorie burn count and HR were leveled up! Beta Blockers are really good for keeping your HR low so it was fun to see the numbers actually reflect the work I was doing for the first time.

I was supposed to go to a fun crochet fundraiser at the local wildlife rehabilitation center today. It was to crochet birds nests! How fun would that be? But I just cancelled.: ( I am too sleepy after all of the above my head hurts and I feel wonky!

This week I bought Trivia Pursuit and Battleship and made my husband play with me. It was lovely!

All caught up now!


  • Susan Joos

    January 27, 2024 at 5:10 pm Reply

    This is so interesting to me. I have taken blood pressure medication since my twenties and switching is always the WORST. I have stayed with meds I don’t like much because switching is so awful. I am currently on metaprolol, a beta blocker, but I swear it is just making it so hard to keep my weight regulated, and frankly it hasn’t kept my BP down, either. I have been thinking of switching but I am afraid to go through all the horrid symptoms. I hope yours settles down and then you love it. Really, though, if I would lose weight my BP would be better, but the meds make it nearly impossible to lose weight. I was doing really well until Covid, and then it all fell apart.

    Oh! How awesome that you did a zipper!!! I have never done that. I keep thinking maybe if I had a better/newer machine I would use it and level up my (nonexistent) skills. Your work looks beautiful.

    • Tracy

      January 27, 2024 at 5:14 pm Reply

      Thank you for the zipper compliment, you’ll notice the picture is not close up enough to see details. 🙂

      Metoprolol is my beta blocker too. Before I took it I think I went through four or five other meds that were just horrible!

    • itsmemb

      January 27, 2024 at 5:52 pm Reply

      Susan I am really sorry your medicine is not working! I hate trying new meds, too. I hope you can get it sorted out.

  • itsmemb

    January 27, 2024 at 5:54 pm Reply

    Tracy we love game time! I love Battle Ship! Not a fan so much of Trivial Pursuit.

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