Huh. Maybe I should eat that stuff more often…

I actually slept through the night, which I haven’t done since I took that fall and messed up my rotator cuff. Even though it doesn’t bother me much during the day it still keeps me awake at night – but not last night. Eight thirty to five thirty, without even the traditional 2 AM call to sit up and piss in a bottle. (There was a foul-up at the factory, and I was issued a 62-year-old prostate. But by now I can do that without even remembering later than I have, if that’s all that woke me.)

Wow, that felt good. It’s been so long I’d almost grown to dread bedtime, because the overnight could seem so long. Sleep two hours, sit up grumbling to let the pain drain away, lay back down and try to go back to sleep… Couple of weeks ago I finally worked out a pillow-based sort of nest for my head and shoulders that was less impossibly uncomfortable than all the other things I tried, but still last night was the first all-the-way-through sleep I’ve had in months. Nice.

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4 Responses to Huh. Maybe I should eat that stuff more often…

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    So glad to hear this, Joel. I’ve gone through many painful, sleepless nights myself. The key is to figure out just what gave you that restful sleep… and do it again as often as possible. Hope it isn’t the dried spaghetti, however. I can’t imagine eating that every evening from now on. 🙂

  2. M Ryan says:

    I’m with ML on the sleep issue, it’s good to hear you got some rest. Being a recovering shift worker, I still have sleep issues. There are days when I figure I’ll get blisters from dragging my butt. I figure for you it was probably a combination of a full belly and the cuff healing, but I’m just guessing. Good luck with figuring out what worked Joel.

  3. Bill T says:

    I know how you feel, after I broke my arm/elbow, I’m a multitasker, I found that trying to sleep was the hardest. When I was up and active not much pain and things were tolerable. As soon as I went down though and was quiet, it was like the whole day had built up and would come rushing at me all at once, it was close to a year before I was mostly comfortable sleeping. And it wasn’t until I was sleeping better that I began to fell like my old self.

  4. Mark Matis says:

    I’m glad that this morning’s headlines were not:

    “Methane Explosion Kills Deplorable Terrorist in Desert Enclave”…

To the stake with the heretic!