Sorry I haven’t been around much lately, life has my busy of sorts…
I’ve been here in Houstons Nassau Bay, working at Nasa Johnson Space Center, for about a month now. The work has been good, not to challenging. I found a psych who’s office happened to be across the street from my hotel, with a pharmacy right next door to the hotel. How convenient. He doubled my lithium to 1200 from the 600 (that wasn’t doing anything) prescribed Trazodone to help me get 8 hours of sleep per night, and as my BPII is on the depressive end of the spectrum with sparse hypomanic episodes, Trazedone serves two purposes (is designed as an anti-depressant, with sedative side effects) and I was prescribed my happy pill of choice, Klonopin! 🙂 which I take sporadically to prevent any efficacy and dependency issues.
Working for Nasa can be challenging, getting through the beuracracy being the challenge (in getting anything accomplished 🙂 The alone time can be somewhat depressing, but I have made a few friends (one cutie in particular) who are willing to show me around and hang out with me. Thanksgiving sucked, I had Thanksgiving dinner alone at Lubby’s (a restaurant) but I did get well stuffed for $11.99 🙂 I have another month here in Houston, then I’m off to Nasa Ames research center in San Jose California for a month, then IVV in Virginia for another month after that. They pay and Per Diem make up for any "sufferings" I have gone through. I just bought a pimped out Sony Vaio, that I am so looking forward to, when it arrives.
Well, after all this travel, I get to decide where I want to settle down and live (I can guarantee you I won’t be returning to Seattle, 10 years of that had me severely depressed! 🙂 The sun here in Houston, and the fact that it’s in the 80’s in winter, really has lifted me up, I feel wonderful most days just having it in my life again.
I might just settle down here in Nassau Bay, the ocean is nearby, and I’m sure I can avoid the hurricanes 🙂 That is if NASA will have me permenantly (I’m currently a govt contractor with KBR).
Oh The Joy!