Pushing for Success

@CRK109 (14414)
United States
March 21, 2017 9:48pm CST
Well, I overslept today. The alarm went off and I slept right through it. I might have slept most of the day, but a delivery guy was banging on my door. Not the best way to wake up, but it got me out of bed! That was at 1pm. I'd made a list of phone calls to make, so I made my coffee and sat at my table with my list and the phone and got to work. I made my ride arrangements to go to the DMV to have the address amended on my ID card. I can't oversleep tomorrow! Then I called Medicare about joining the YMCA. I really want to use the pool for walking and exercise. They told me that I'll be able to join for $10/month so I left a message at the YMCA for someone to call me back about joining. Once I get that taken care of, I'll have to see about transportation back and forth. The Y is only right down the street from me (it's a block away from my old house, actually). So even if I can only get there once a week for some walking in the pool or some water aerobics, it should do my legs and knees a world of good. Here's hoping. I spoke with my librarian today. She told me that her mother is having the exact same sleep problems that I am. Melatonin has not been working for her. She's also been trying to regulate her sleep patterns but she wakes up every night around 2:30am and can't get back to sleep. What she's been doing is putting on an audio book and she lays in bed and either just listens to the story or she falls asleep. That's something I hadn't thought about so I'm going to give it a try. Can't hurt. But the librarian told me that going to the Y just might be the answer, too. Starting to get some good exercise just might bring the sleep on. I can only hope! Hope you're all doing well! Claudia
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• United States
22 Mar 17
Oh well you needed the rest Claudia. Medicare will help you with joining the Y? There is a pool over across the way from me here indoors. I would like to go there but you have to be 62 or over to get the discount so I cant right now..another year. I would love to also stretch and help my joints in the least painful way...the water.
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
22 Mar 17
I used to go to the YMCA for physical therapy in the pool and it was wonderful. So I'm excited to be able to get back!
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@jstory07 (69746)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Mar 17
Going to the Y will really help you. Good luck with that.
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
22 Mar 17
thanks, Judy! I'm so thrilled about this!
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@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Mar 17
maybe that would stop ,n my insomia
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
22 Mar 17
I don't know but as I told my librarian, it sure can't hurt anything!
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@snowy22315 (52489)
• United States
22 Mar 17
It sounds like you can really benefit from the exercise, and I hope it will lead to some better rest for you.
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
22 Mar 17
Thank you so much! It will be good just to get back into the water and move around!
@TRBRocks420 (82384)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Mar 17
Enjoy the YMCA and, all is well here.
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
22 Mar 17
I'm glad you're doing well. How's your weather these days?
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@TRBRocks420 (82384)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Mar 17
@CRK109 Thanks and, very rainy right now.
@silvermist (20114)
• India
22 Mar 17
Hope you will be able to join the YMCA soon and start using the pool for exercise.
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
22 Mar 17
I can't wait to get there. I know it will benefit me in a lot of ways.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
22 Mar 17
@CRK109 Yes,some of your problems will start going away.
@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
23 Mar 17
Sounds like a great deal for the Y @CK109 It is nice to get some extra sleep when you have difficulties on a regular basis. Melatonin is used by someone we know w/success. Hope it works for you.
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
24 Mar 17
For now, I'm trying to keep as busy as I can while I'm awake to burn off my energy so I'll sleep better. I'm seeing my doctor again soon, so I'm hoping he'll have something new to say about all of this.
@Tampa_girl7 (26190)
• United States
22 Mar 17
I hope that you can resolve your lack of sleep through the exercise good luck.
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@CRK109 (14414)
• United States
22 Mar 17
Thanks, Marie. I'm just glad I'll finally be able to get back into the pool as it's perfect for my knees!
@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
23 Mar 17
To wake up to the sound of someone banging on the door would make me panic .. lol..
@JudyEv (134321)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 17
Certainly a bit more exercise might help with your sleeping problems. I hope so for your sake.