Restless legs augmentation

Not everything has been so wonderful for me for the past 6 weeks, thank goodness I have a understanding and caring partner because the crazy lady has made appearances with regularity.

There is a drug on the market and still used as primary treatment for restless legs, that actually causes an increase in symptoms the longer you take it. I took it for about four years until I realized I was getting worse, I’d not sleep for whole nights because I couldn’t sit/ lay down or be still.

This terrible drug, still being used as first line therapy is Requip and should be banned! Responsible knowledgeable MD’s no longer use it, yet many doctors are not informed.

I started tapering off the drug in late September without understanding how hard it would be and didn’t immediately realize what was happening to me. Many nights of absolutely no sleep lasting for days. Chills, cold sweats, hallucinations, bowel upsets, runny nose since October when I finally realized what was happening and saw a doc, who had no clue what was going on.

He gave me an antidepressant, I still didn’t sleep he gave me a sleeping pill, I still didn’t sleep. I took some left over Xanax we found and slept for 3 hours. The first in many days, I’ve felt like a crazy lady, as you can imagine.

Since I’ve taken small doses of Xanax and was getting better, ready to quit the Xanax completely,when it started all over again. Cold sweats, sleepless, upset gut spit and spatter.

So what’s the answer! I’ll get a sleep study done for one thing and hope that medical Specially will have a better understanding of the condition and not be afraid to order a fast acting opiate which is appropriate therapy for my three sleep deprivation conditions, IC, RLS and insomnia. It’s safe and effective in people like me who do not have an addictive personality.

I’m writing this depressive note of warning to others with RLS, talk to your doc about detoxification it probably doesn’t have to be so hard if you find a doc familiar with the drug..

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Holiday Greetings 2022-23

I was happy in Caballo New Mexico in GG with my studio, my garden and park pals for 4 years. Life was good. But it was time to turn the page, look for something new, maybe even find love. So I did as so many lonely people do, I tried online dating and found Richard in Texas.

He thought that artsy woman in Caballo seemed interesting, and there you go!

Who is Richard Currie?

Besides being a kind and loving man, he is a life-long entrepreneur, business man, family man,man of science and composer of great music. My Renaissance man.Our goal is to stay healthy, live long and take loving care of each other without change in our legal status because who cares!

So GG has a new place to park,Charlie gets to chase the deer,and never wear a leash and I have plenty of space to spread paint and a somewhat larger kitchen!

Home sweet home

We hope you have a Wonderful New Year full of Love, Peace,Hope and Kindness

Kate and Richard

Kathy

I know it’s been awhile…….

I’ve been very busy in my new life in Adkins Texas.

A quick recap of the last 6 months

Awhile back I decided to do something about my single status and joined a dating site for silver singles, I met a very nice guy, you remember Colorado man, it didn’t work out for us fortunately, because after that discouraging episode I got back on another site and met Richard in June. We wrote and talked on the phone until SEPTEMBER WHEN I DECIDED TO BITE THE BULLET, and move to Texas while keeping GG close by just in case I needed to skidaddle. No skidaddling happening here. I now live in a lovely home a bit larger than GG, she could easily fit into my dining room! This is a photo of a bit of my living room.

I’ve had fun rearranging everything, rearranging Richards life, his furniture, his Knick knacks, and trying to make it feel like home for us….adding lots of plants has helped me feel less homesick for my friends in Caballo.

Charley fits right in, hasn’t worn a leash since we got here. But the best part of the move is not the large beautiful home, the best part is definitely the man. Generous, gracious, kind, loving, all describe my Richard. I am very fortunate and do my best to deserve my good luck and am happy to say that he feels the good luck is his.

Home sweet home!

There is a warrant for your arrest with the US marshal!

That’s what I was told on September 7. I should has said, come get me. But I was shocked and scared, which was just what he wanted, he said I could could get a lawyer or he could help me. It was a dramatic and devious plan he had for me, and I was distracted by everything else going on, the move, the sales and THE move. I was to tell no one or it could impact my case of money laundering and fraud.

Can you imagine? So how did all this come about? Let me tell you and warn you because I’ve found out that this is not unusual and happens to us older citizens very often and if caught up in their lies there is little hope of recovery.

It all started with an email notifying me of a charge on my Bank of America charge card of $900 . Did I make this charge and if not call this number. I had not so I made the call, first mistake, I should have called Bank of America to clarify.. the call was answered by a man possibly Indian sounding who asked if I knew this person who’d made the charge or knew a email address, I did not. He informed me that I’d either been a victim of ID theft or was complicit in money laundering and my social security number was used to open boa bank accounts in TX, CAL and NM.

Then a Mr Wilson from the”social security “ got on the phone to tell me my account was red flagged and I would shortly be arrested that the Truth or Consequences police department had an order to arrest me, but that he had put a hold on it during his investigation. I could get a lawyer and go to court or the ADR could help me resolve and investigate the case. I was told various times to not tell anyone as that could involve them or look like I was hiding information.

Of course I was in tears.

I was to account for every dollar I had, first by removing it from my bank account which I gave them all the information they needed, innocent that I was! I was to go to my bank and remove all my money, but my bank is not located close by nor is a branch atm, so I went to Walmart and was only able to remove $800, thank god! He stayed on the phone with me from home to Walmart and then sent me to a place where there was a BIT COIN MACHINE WHERE I RECEIVED A BAR CODE ON MY PHONE. AND I PUT MY MONEY IN IT.

I was told the money would be put in my new account with my new social security number. But I needed to withdrawal the rest of my money! I had also told him I planned to travel and was selling my car. He wanted those funds as well. I went home to think. I decided to use the rest of my money to pay some bills instead of withdrawing it. When I told him what I’d done I didn’t hear from him again until the next day when he called to see if I’d sold my car! I had not because I didn’t have the title. Then I told him I knew he was a con artist and that I’d reported him to the FBI and anywhere else I could. He assured me I was wrong, that it was all in my head and that I would be arrested, finally I said, bring it on,

And that’s my sad tale. Embarrassed to admit I was so taken, in but if someone reads this and questions the next too good to be true, or anything similar to my story and reports it to authorities it will be worth the embarrassment. There seems to be no recourse for me, I reported it to the local police without a response. My banking will be more complicated for a while, my credit cards will question each purchase I make., I will have to check my accounts frequently, a real change for neglectful me.

My daughter tells me I’m too trusting, I chose to believe that no one chooses to cause me harm, my eyes have been opened. There are some real assholes out there, watch out!

Lots to tell you!

The studio is sold, I’ll believe it when it rolls away but a young couple is getting the money together as I write this now, they expect to take it not far from here and live in it! I put it on Facebook and have had about ten calls for it, I didn’t expect it, it’s really a good deal for them and a relief for me.

Sold my car too! I need to wait for the title to arrive and fix a small brake issue this week, do my errands then call the buyer to come to pick it up.

Monday I have an appointment to get GG ready for travel, pick up my art at the gallery and off we go to Adkins Texas, 10 hours driving to finally meet my man Richard.

No worries, he has been vetted by friends and family and especially me and comes out true, honest and thoroughly lovable. I’ll have a good space to work on my brushstrokes and won’t miss my studio at all.

We’ll drive up to meet my family in Dallas area, I’ll fly to the wedding in South Carolina ,and return to Dallas and finally home to Adkins with either my sis or son to meet my new Home Sweet Home. We are so excited about these new possibilities!

Getting rid of my stuff has been a joy, I’ve never felt so light and free of the weight of Stuff. Giving it all away brings a smile to the face of both the receiver and me, hoping I’ll be remembered as a generous friend not easily forgotten…plus I wrote cards with my new address on them!

JP has been a great help to me during these days, surprised? All good, forgiven and forgotten, he filled up his dumpster with my junk saving me a dozen trips to town with trash. And shared a few glasses of wine and conversation. I’ve made friends and met some fine people while living here and hope we keep in touch, of course I’ve invited them all to visit!

Onward, to the next chapters of my life

Opening new chapters in your life can both scary and exhilarating. So do you chose to be scared or chose exhilaration? it’s either the dumbest thing I’ve ever done or the smartest, I chose to be exhilarated.

My studio is up for sale and when I finally get it cleared out it will be gone. My art supplies, except for my good paints and a few things, go to a friend’s granddaughter, a budding artist. Everything else must go as I have promises that on the other end of my travel there is a studio being prepared for me with new supplies as needed

PINCH Me!

This time frame is getting close, once the studio and my car are sold, nothing really keeps me here..except to gift some stuff to friends .Rather than tow my car in a trailer ($1200) I’m selling it and will look for a car in Tx

We haven’t met face to face yet!

that was supposed to happen when I went to Dallas in late September , now we agreed that a face to face is not necessary because we’ve shared so much already, he reads here so you know he knows all of me! It’s a nine hour drive from here to there, longer in the rv. I am keeping GG, my security belt, if all does not turn out as we expect, I’ll keep on keeping on traveling light.

time is passing, and we want to enjoy the time we have, we’re both in good health, mutually open to this new style finding a partner, feeling fortunate we found each other. He is my trophy dude.

I should probably thank Colorado man for dumping me! He made me want more. More love, more companionship be part of a couple again, so although it was painful at first, and stupid secondly, I wouldn’t have met mr. wonderful or have the opportunities available to me now.

Keep me in your thoughts and send good vibes this way, please and thanks!

Change your thoughts, Change your life

Sin mas

Tomatoes, squash and basil

My garden and more

Finally getting some rain here! I’m drying some mini tomatoes, Not sure why but I have the idea that added herbs and oils to the dried tomatoes with garlic could be yummy so I’m experimenting couldn’t be bad right?

Listening to country music lately preparing for a trip to Texas in my near future. But before that I’m thinking about a detour to Mexico because so many neighbors have had good results with inexpensive dental care. I may do that asap! save thousands

Later entry next day or two…….

Evening sky tonight but no rain ….yet

Wondering what comes next.

Listening to tapes and videos about the hazards of immunization, nutrition and intuition and today got my free tarot cards that I have no idea what to do with but seemed to go along with everything else happening around me!

Fasting today on a smoothie I made with yogurt protein powder basil, raspberries spinach flax seed and kale. Not real tasty but Charley and I drank it all and nothing else but walnuts and some yummy pomegranate dark chocolate candy I discovered that absolutely must be good for us…..but not for Charley.

sin mas

I have high hopes for the future

Change your thoughts, change your life.

I’m doing a lot of positive thinking these days because I sense change is in my future. Positive change if I can trust and believe all I’m told, it’s what’s written on the wind, its a gust of fresh air and a new rainbow in the eastern sky. Okay I don’t know where that came from! I did see a rainbow this morning!

A new opportunity presents itself, I’m ready for change, I’ve closed one door for another to open. But it depends on so many factors I’m not in charge of so I can only be myself and hope that I can share the life of another free spirit chosen for me.

My plans change from day to day, I know what I want to happen, I want to be in love and be loved again truly and trusting and honestly. I’m ready to turn the page and start fresh with a new plan for my future hopefully not alone but if alone ready to create a new page in my diary always learning something new about myself and this world I’ve created. Something I just read…

If you are looking for someone to change your future, look in the mirror!

I’m looking deeply into other states of mind, intuition, astrology and even ordered some tarot cards which I won’t know what to do with, just opening my mind to other realities without censoring anything looking more closely to see if I’ve missed something useful, some unexpected knowledge that might benefit me or someone else.

Zacbushmd.com/blog, this man was recommended by CO man and is the best thing Ive gotten from him, besides fixing electrical gadgets, I highly recommend this blog to inform yourself about the state of our world and humanity. And what can be done to save us from a dying off of our planet earth.

Sin mas