Four miles

I am so happy. My ankle is back to par. I ran four miles Tuesday and Wednesday morning, both times outdoors. I truly love these morning runs.

I have been working on the acidosis. As far as I can tell, I have totally fixed it…with natural medicine!

My sleep has improved, but last night I did not sleep and I am dreading going on the bus today. It is a struggle to stay awake when I have had so little sleep. There have been days that I have nodded off at work, even while speaking to customers. These mini-sleeps cause me to miss what they are saying and I have to ask them to repeat themselves. There are days that I am so sleepy I am forced to lie down in the middle of the shift, or between shifts. Ten minutes of sleep will do wonders for me. If I still can’t sleep, just lying down for ten minutes helps. I am concerned that this will affect me on my job, my other job that starts in a month or so, because I will be outside of my home all day long. I will not have a place to lie down. I know now that this insomnia is caused by kidney disease. Most who are this far advanced take “meds” for sleep. I found out that with advanced kidney disease a person can no longer make melatonin. I’m not sure if the issue has to do with the melatonin receptors or with the glands that produce the hormone, or both.

Feedback and comments welcome!