I know I always say that time goes too quickly, but man… November flew by! I can’t believe Christmas is so close, we’re close to next year’s holidays/birthdays/etc AND that the decade is almost over!? I really cannot believe any of it.
You may have noticed that blog content (as well as Pinterest, Twitter, AND Instagram content as well) was few and far this month, which I explain why later on in the post. However, I’ve missed creating and sharing SO much, and am more than ready to come back again and make 2020 the best year for The Small Adventurer yet! 🎉
TIDBITS FROM THE MONTH:
♡ I’m going to be honest here: I was SUPER lazy this month. I was mostly either asleep, or watching a movie. I upped my medication a few more times, and it is working really well, but it also makes me super sleepy the next day. Daytime naps are now almost a guarantee for me, but it’s not just the medication to blame. I’ve had a sleeping disorder my entire life, which makes it impossible to get a decent sleep at night.
Daniel and I also don’t have a real sleeping OR eating schedule yet, which is something we hope to fix next year. I also started taking melatonin pills – as advised by my neurologist – to help avoid my lack of sleep affecting my seizures. I wasn’t expecting them to work at all, but they honestly knock me out! I’ve been falling asleep SO much faster than usual, plus I also haven’t been waking up countless times during the night like I used to, so that’s great. However, Daniel says I now snore slightly, so that sucks 😅
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♡ Since starting my most recent epilepsy medication, my seizures have slowed down significantly. At one point this year I went two weeks seizure free, which was a first for me. They eventually came back, so I upped my dosage. I then reached over a MONTH of being seizure free (also aura free, which is one of the worst parts of my epilepsy), but then they came back after Daniel and I went away for the weekend and our sleep schedule got REALLY messed up, which is why my doctor told me to take melatonin. I was so down after they came back this month, but between my neurologist, Daniel, and an old friend who is now a nurse who sent me a lot of nice messages after watching my Instagram Stories about my epilepsy, I feel a lot better now.
♡ Towards the start of the month, Daniel and I went to his older brother’s wedding. Daniel’s family live really far away so we don’t visit very often – in fact, I think this is only the third time in five years – and it was nice to see everyone again. The actual wedding was beautiful, too. Out of all of Daniel’s family, his brother is one of the ones I know the LEAST – and I only met his now-wife a couple of times – but the entire thing still made me super emotional. The only other wedding I’ve been to was in another language, so it was a first for me to get the full experience, and I really loved it. The “after party” was really fun too. Daniel and I don’t drink (well, *I* don’t, and we usually have to drive home, so he doesn’t either most of the time), and we were pleasantly surprised at how no one cared or tried to force us to drink, and we still had a great time around everyone else whilst they were getting very drunk 😅