WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME? (continued) and MOVING IN A HURRY
Last month I shared the negative affects that sleep apnea had on my life, the common symptoms, risk factors and the most common treatment (CPAP machine). I am pleased to report that on the afternoon of June 28th, I received my CPAP machine and it has had major positive affects on my life. That same night my 94-year old mother fell in her independent living apartment, was rushed to the emergency room and had to have 21 stitches in her forehead and 7 stitches in her arm. She was not admitted to a room at the hospital until 1:00 a.m. and we did not get much sleep the rest of the night.
The following night I started using the CPAP machine. From the very first night, I have been sleeping all night long, without waking up – no more insomnia or restlessness. I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. The timing was perfect, because we found out that we needed to move my mother from her independent living apartment to an assisted living apartment.
So, because I was now getting a good night’s sleep, I was able to plan, organize and facilitate that move. I was able to concentrate on that task. The ability to multi-task returned. In two weeks, we packed up and moved household items to the new apartment and packed up and moved the other household items to a storage facility. We just had out- of-town company (7 adults & 4 young children) visit for the weekend and I enjoyed the visit very much. I would not have been able to do any of this before getting help for my sleep apnea through the CPAP machine.
MOVING IN A HURRY:
Lots of prayer support
Lots of support and help from my husband
Hired two people to do the physical moving of boxes and furniture
Made arrangements to rent a storage facility
Had help finding boxes for packing
Purchased some boxes
Friend helped pack
Marked contents of every packed box on the top and on the side
Marked boxes to be donated to charity
Marked boxes “Do Not Move” to assisted living apartment
Created a list of all boxes w/contents and other items going to storage
Emailed list of storage facility contents to family members asking them to let me know what they would like to have and asking them to come pick up items in the next one to two months. Also let them know that any items left would be donated to a charity.
Found a good charity that will send volunteers to pick up items left
P.S. Mom is doing well and likes her new apartment.