…And I’ve just sent out the last work email of the day. This is going to be a long, long week as far as work goes.
In other news, I received notification this morning that my surgery has finally been paid for by the insurance company, so that’s good. It was questionable whether part of it would be covered, and with the whole thing costing a bit more than $15k, that was a bit concerning.
A week from today I’ll be getting hearing aids. The years of working in factory environments and being around gunfire without ear protection when younger has left me with tinnitus and severe hearing loss in the higher frequencies. On one hand, I’m kind of bummed that at 37, my hearing has gotten bad enough that I need hearing aids. On the other though, man it will be nice to be able to hold a conversation without straining to hear or asking someone to repeat themselves several times. One cool thing – they have bluetooth. I can actually use these with my phone, which is a huge plus.
What else… Depression has gotten pretty bad over the last few days. It’s not constant, but the lows are pretty low. I see the psychiatrist next Monday a couple of hours before the hearing aid fitting. I’m not sure what to tell her.. I don’t want to change the Lamictal or the Lexapro. Both help immensely. We had added Wellbutrin to the mix a month ago at a low dose. I can’t tell if it’s helped or not, so it likely hasn’t. About the only thing I have noticed is that it’s nearly impossible to orgasm, which may sound great at first, but being out of shape, I finally had to give up during sexy time with my wife last. At least the meds didn’t leave me flaccid. Between the two, that would be the more depressing.
I still have insomnia. Tonight I’m knocking myself out chemically. I need sleep in the worst way.
I guess that’s it for now. For the one or two people that read this, I hope you have a good week. I hope I have a good week, too.