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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! Moving again!

So, it's Halloween night.  I hope everyone is having a spooktacular Halloween!

My boys went trick-or-treating with a friend and are home now - getting ready for bed so they can get up and go to school tomorrow....on a sugar high!  Tomorrow I have to go look at this house that I am going to rent, to show my dad, who is here in town until Friday.  I am moving into this house December 1st  - and thank goodness!  I have been in this condo since the first of June and it has proven to be very tough for me to live here!  Just very tough with my physical circumstances. 

First of all, it is a condo on the second floor.  When you come in the door, you immediately go up a lot of steps to get to the living area.  With my health and my condition - steps are no longer my friend.  They are most definitely my enemy!  I have to go up.....and down them very slowly.  My balance is horrible these days, so I have fallen down them, and "up" them.

It's also difficult for me here with my dog, Murphy.  Murphy is a big standard poodle, and because I cannot walk him, due to his strength and my balance, I put him on an "in-the-ground" leash so that he can walk around the yard on his own.  But I have to be out there with him - and I trip on his leash easily, he doesn't listen 100% of the time, and it's just difficult.  Other issues here too, and am just weary.  The new house will have a fenced-in yard, and the boys will have their own rooms - they have to share here.  One of the biggest positives is that there will be no one living below me there, like there is here.  With 2 boys, you can imagine what that is like for the elderly lady living below me.  She calls time-to-time to tell me, "I don't know what the boys are doing, but it is soooo loud!"  : ))  Frustrating!

So, anyways, am very much looking forward to having a regular house again.  I don't know why I chose this place to begin with.  Not a smart move on my part.

Moving is difficult for me too, though.  All the packing, collecting of boxes, getting newspapers to wrap things in.  Just sooo much work and soooo little energy.  Especially because I just went through this move back at the beginning of June.  And.....moved 3 times in less than 2 years.  This will be my 4th move in less than 3 years.  Wow.  Ridiculous!  Not good for someone with all the medical problems I have.  I do all the packing and unpacking myself, and I am flat out of steam!!  And....the cost of moving!  That is huge for me!  I am not rich - just the opposite really.  So moving expenses are killing me!

But, all-in-all, I am just so thankful I found this house!  It is a blessing to have found it!  It is just so conducive to my health and my situation.  I hope it ends up being and staying that way for me and the boys.  I hope that I am finally satisfied and happy there.

Well, will update as the move happens.  Oh, and am still waiting to hear from disability.  I have been medically approved for disability.  Now, they are reviewing my financial situation to see what I qualify for......if anything.  I better get something.  That's all I know.  I need it and I have invested a lot of time and energy to get it.

Well, Happy Halloween.  I hope everyone had a safe and fun, Spook night!

Look for another posting real soon.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Getting Comfort With the Foot Sleep Guard

Sleeping comfortably goes beyond having a comfortable mattress. Getting a comfortable night's sleep can be related to keeping your feet and legs comfortable, too. Many people suffer with conditions related to their feet and legs, but many times, they do not put any thought into keeping them comfortable when they sleep.

There are many medical conditions that can cause your legs to ache, even hurt at night while you try to get a good night's sleep. You can have something as simple as a muscle pull or strain, or you may have a much more involved condition, such as:

  • Varicose veins
  • Myalgia
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fracture or break
  • Arthritis
  • Vascular problems
  • Gout
  • Knee or hip replacement
  • Diabetic conditions
  • Parkinson's
Whatever your medical condition, you want comfort when you sleep. Although comfort is very important, so is keeping a healthy blood flow to your legs and feet. Depending on your condition, it may even be critical.

You can achieve healthy blood flow to your feet and legs as well as achieve a level of comfort to help you sleep, with the FootSleepGuard. The FootSleepGuard is a sturdy lift for your blanket and/or covers. It helps you to get good flow to your legs and feet, as well as keep them from becoming irritated, aching, and sore with covers that may constrict or obstruct blood flow.

Unlike many products that are fixated to the bed, the FootSleepGuard is not. FootSleepGuard sits on top of the mattress, and can be moved or removed easily. It is lightweight, yet sturdy. Made of PVC piping, it can hold up the heaviest of covers and Sized to roughly take up one-half the width of a queen size bed so that your feet and legs have ample room while you sleep. Other great benefits are:

  • Blanket lift
  • Sturdiest blanket support and foot cradle on the market
  • Quick and easy handling
  • Collapsible and removable from the bed for easy daytime storage, with the push of one button
  • Will not disturb your partner’s sleep
  • Great for pillow-top mattresses or any other type of mattress
  • The FootSleepGuard will fold flat and travel with you in an overnight bag
  • Reasonably priced
  • Easy to clean and sanitize
  • Works for all mattress types - including pillow top
There are many reasons why you should try the FootSleepGuard: It is easy to clean as well as it is easily folded up to store at home, or to take with you when you travel. In the set up position, it consumes about one-half the width of a queen-sized bed.

Give your feet and legs a good night's sleep, too, with FootSleepGuard. With FootSleepGuard, you can rest peacefully, and painlessly while your feet and legs are pampered. So why not give your feet and legs years of comfort while you sleep, with the FootSleepGuard?