I slept pretty well last night. Stopping the haloperidol didn’t seem to make any difference at all. I wasn’t expecting any problems but I’m happy that things went well. My nightmares seem to be getting a little worse but that’s not related to the haloperidol. Besides, I can handle two or three nightmares a night. Six or seven sucks, but two or three isn’t too bad.
I got up this morning, had breakfast, and went downstairs to do my exercises. Doing the mindfulness and worry exercises was easy today – I didn’t have any trouble getting into the right frame of mind or quieting the choir in my head. Some days, doing the mindfulness and meditation feels good physically as well as mentally. It might have to do with how relaxed I’m able to get but I’m not sure.
This afternoon went well, too. I did some writing and listened to more Weird Al. I particularly enjoy his polkas, so I made a playlist of them and spent a fair amount of time just listening to them. There are a few I’m really familiar with, some I haven’t heard in a while, and two of them were entirely new to me.
J and I watched another episode of Columbo this evening. It had Leonard Nimoy in it and was pretty good. I got a kick out of watching Columbo smoke his cigar in a hospital. Unfortunately, after we finished watching, I realized I’d forgotten to take my evening medications. I took them right away but I’m a few hours behind. I think this is the first time I’ve forgotten to take my evening medications. I guess it’s a mistake that happens to everyone eventually, but I’ve got stuff to do tomorrow morning and need to be able to get out of bed and be coherent.
Speaking of tomorrow morning, FA is coming over and we’re going to hang out. I think the plan is to head out to the hardware store and do an aisle crawl, then hit the burrito shop for lunch. It will be good to see her again, it’s been a while. I just hope my brain is working.