May 26th, 2005

Where'd that week go? New meds.

Hi, all; sorry I haven't been here much. Doc started me on Effexor, and a friend who's been on it tells me there's a usual one-week "drag" before your body gets used to it. It seems to have taken me two weeks rather than one; on the plus side, it also seems to have cured my insomnia. I still wake up two or three times a night, but I go right back to sleep, which is how it'd been *before* the insomnia. It also seems to have me sleeping through mornings, too, though, which is Not Good. If that doesn't go away in a couple of days I'll ask the doc about it.

Life is being Eventful. Boys are doing fine as best I can tell; I've got three legal hoo-ha's going on that I have to keep up on, and I'm in Deep Discussion with my Dad, and hoping to get my elder son in active participation in that discussion shortly. Main subject is Individualism vs. Collectivism relative to family relationships. Now all I have to do is get a job and a few girlfriends and get into the right grad school program and life will be temporarily complete.

Hope everyone else's life is doing fine, or if not that there are no problems that can't be cured with an adequate supply of chicken soup.