Sunday, November 30, 2008

In Praise of SportsCenter

As most of you know by now, I'm not working due to health issues. Therefore most of my evenings are spent in front of the TV, on the couch. 
I've watched ESPN for a few years now, as Around The Horn and PTI are 2 of my favorite shows. But since my sleep/wake cycle is majorly screwed up, I've begun watching SportsCenter at all hours of the night. Usually my nighttime viewing consists of whatever college football game is on, then I tune in to SportsCenter. It's on all night! You can't beat it!
I would be so much more miserable if it weren't for football and ESPN. 

Today I decided to stop taking one of my meds to see how I felt. This one pill leaves me feeling flat and unemotional. I really have no way of knowing if I'm getting better or not. Today I woke up and figured if I was too anxious later on, I would take that pill. I'm happy to report that I didn't need it, and it's now almost 5:30 pm.
I'm still undecided if I should take my evening dose or not...but as I lie on the couch tonight and watch Sunday Night Football I will be awake and optimistic. And there's always my old friend, SportsCenter, to get me through the late hours.


nighthawk said...

Sometimes the right thing to do if a med is not working or has an adverse effect is not to take it. I had an experience like that with Remeron which made me dizzy and knocked me out all because I may have told my doctor that I couldn't get to bed or something. Listening to your body is not necessarily a bad thing. Who else is going to listen?

Tara said...

I'm glad to hear that you don't need that med right now! Hopefully that will be the case later as well.