sleepless in blogville  

absolutelynormal 56F
6016 posts
4/1/2006 1:38 am

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4/1/2006 2:23 pm

sleepless in blogville


It's after 3 here and I have yet to go to sleep. Well why not you may ask? No reason in particular. I am not a good sleeper I never have been, believe me I've heard the stories enough of how I didn't sleep through the night for the first 1000 days of my life or some such nonsense. I really hate blogging like this because it's about nothing, I don't like reading other's posts like this, well there is this one kid, he kinda reminds me of my kid so I read his blog and he blogs like this. Speaking of my kid, I spoke with him today. He called to tell me he'd been in an accident. Now before you go and get all upset, he's OK and he was in a company car! So it's workman's comp, he broke his foot. Much earlier tonight when I was online, he IM'd me and said something like "I'm at Ashley's house, she and Mandy, and Amy are taking turns taking care of me." I didn't ask exactly what that meant but I had visions of my son, his leg in a cast, propped on several pillows, while 3 hotties fawned over him and fed him grapes. I really don't think he'd get into the patient/nurse routine, but ya never know.
I think I can't sleep because I have an ulcer. Something is amiss but I can't put my finger on it. Getting old sucks, my body betrays me all the time. I've been eating advil like it's candy just so I can work. It was bothering my tummy earlier in the week, I tried switching to tylenol but it doesn't get rid of the pain like advil does. Now I sound like a television commercial. I'm trying to remember what those look like, since I have no television, lol.
OK, I'm gonna try to go lie down.

SpillUnfedFacet 64M

4/1/2006 9:00 am

Sleeplessness is a common issue for those of us who are restless so I understand the dead of night doldrums where one had really rather be in bed asleep but something keeps us up, even when there is absolutely nothing of interest to fill the time. While I attribute the sleeplessness to being restless, in my case I believe that the real answer is probably mild depression stemming from one or more of life's slights that cause us emotional turmoil occasionally. But, these things pass with time so I suppose that I should be thankful for the opportunities that it provides for late night net surfing. I enjoyed reading your 88 minutes essay (sounds more erudite than blog). It seems as though I have heard that story before or one close to it from the CCU at UAB so I wonder if we have friends in common. Once upon a time, I was in a recovery room after relatively minor surgery when a visitor to the hospital collapsed from a heart attack. The recovery room was the closest medical area to the gift shop where he collapsed so they brought him in and proceeded to try to resuscitate him. Lying there nestled in the sheets awake and alert but still quiescent from the anesthesia, I heard every thing that transpired until they called it after about 45 minutes, carefully marking the time. One of the most delightful aspects of the internet is the discovery by many of us that we love to write. Whatever you do, please keep writing because it is good for the soul and is good for those of us who read it. If you would like to chat, e-mail me either on AdultFriendFinder or via AOL with the same screen name there. Ciao.......


absolutelynormal replies on 4/1/2006 9:26 am:
Hayday, we may have friends in common although this didn't happen at UAB. I've never worked there, almost but didn't take the job offered to me. I am sure the same thing could have happened at UAB, they do high risk OB there. It's sad to say that the most risky thing a young woman can do health wise is to have a baby.

absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
4/1/2006 9:33 am

Barenaked Ladies

Stunt - Who Needs Sleep?

Now I lay me down not to sleep
I just get tangled in the sheets
I swim in sweat three inches deep
I just lay back and claim defeat

Chapter read and lesson learned
I turned the lights off while she burned
So while she's three hundred degrees
I throw the sheets off and I freeze

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

My hands are locked up tight in fists
My mind is racing, filled with lists
of things to do and things I've done
Another sleepless night's begun

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

There's so much joy in life,
so many pleasures all around
But the pleasure of insomnia
is one I've never found
With all life has to offer,
there's so much to be enjoyed
But the pleasures of insomnia
are ones I can't avoid

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Hala Hala Hala

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Repeat


ProtonicMan 47M

4/1/2006 11:56 am

Hey, Mac.

I hope you managed to get some rest eventually. Of all the people I know, you are the one I should least need to remind that pain is telling you something is wrong. Get it checked out, OK? Please?

Hugs,

TJ


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