Friday, October 16, 2009

Day 2 of Taper

Today was Day 2 of the Taper, with a capital T. I slept fine last night and, though I had to lay down this afternoon around lunch time, I didn't actually sleep so I should be fine to sleep tonight.

I had my phone interview with RBC Insurance today. She asked me all sorts of questions about how I'm feeling, what the prognosis is and what my typical day looks like. I was truthful in saying that I'm coping with the side effects of the medication, particularly the steroids. My days are unpredictable and I need naps or rest periods (where I just need to close my eyes) throughout the day and at a moment's notice. I told her I want to get back to work as soon as possible not just because of the money but also because staying at home ,with no car, and being dependent on others is difficult for someone who has always been independent. She was non-committal, of course, but she said she'll forward the information to the clinical specialist and see if it is sufficient to make a decision or if they need more information. Either way, she will get back to me by the end of next week or early the following week.

I'm trying my best to be diligent about my daily prayers these days too. Haven't managed to wake up for Fajr prayers yet but I try to do the other 4. And I involve Camran too. He seems to be enthusiastic about it. I've told him to recite the surahs he knows (only 2 so far but it's something) and follow my lead with the actions. He sounds so cute, whispering the surahs. Then after he does salaam, he crosses his legs and does dua, asking God for more toys, naturally. Must teach him about worldly things... soon.

I inquired about karate lessons for him too. I think the discipline will be good for him. Plus it's a life skill he won't regret having. The cost wasn't too bad either. It comes out to $105 per month and that includes uniforms. My sister-in-law, and I are going there on Monday with the boys for their assessment. The sensei said that some 4 year-olds aren't ready yet so she has to assess Camran. My nephew has already been for one "semester" of karate so I don't think it should be a problem for him.

Still plugging away diligently at the romance novel.

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