04 July 2007

To Sleep, Perchance To ---- damn these wires!

Ahhhhhh, it's 5:37 a.m. in the lovely quietness that is Rincon, Georgia. The bank clock near the sleep clinic indicated 64 degrees. It felt damn good outside -- very un-July-like weather!

I was discharged from "Hotel Southeast" after something resembling a good night's sleep. Remember in my last post, when I said I could fall asleep anywhere? Better make that "almost anywhere." I did sleep, and had no trouble falling asleep, even with my body feeling like the back of all my audio components.

The problem was waking up -- I believe I did more than a few times, and honestly I don't know whether I had insomnia (very rare with me!), or if I was in a quasi-awakened state. I didn't dream so much as I felt like a central office dealing with other parts of my body going through their own studies. At some point I remember giving a "passing" grade to my left arm.

What got in the way of a good night's sleep were all the freakin' wires. I was afraid that if I so much as moved in that bed, that I'd pull out one or more of 'em. I felt quite tethered to my position in there, so I was limited in assuming a perfectly comfortable position. Usually I like sleeping on my back -- but at home I also don't have more wires comin' out of me than hairs remaining on my head, either!

I know I got sleep, though. I just hope I had enough for them to judge it, so I won't have to go back for another one anytime soon. That was some mighty yecch'y paste they used to attach the nodes to my scalp -- it was a bitch to wash out!!

If I wrap this up now, I can manage to cop a mini-sleep in our own bed. What a concept. And best of all, I don't have to put a lot of gooey gunk in my hair; I swear, when I left there I felt as if I'd fallen asleep in the middle of a kindergarten arts and crafts project!

Ciao for *yawn* niao.

--Talmadge "Sleep Scholar" Gleck


nettiemac said...

How did it go? What did they say?
Enquiring minds want to know!

Talmadge G. said...

Enquiring minds (myself included) won't know until Thursday, when I have my follow-up appointment with the sleep doctor.

"The Sleep Doctor." Just the sound of that is quite unsettling.....


PS: Lordy, my verification is "uabcp" .... that's a person with Cerebral Palsy who attends college in downtown Birmingham.

Seraphim9 said...

He may have CP.....but at least he's not Dee D'Dee!

(You knew that was coming, didn't you Tal?) ;-)