Monday, October 20, 2008

Sleep? What's That?

I'm starting to think the phrase "I'll sleep when I'm dead" is to become part of my regular vocabulary.

Last night was absolutely horrible. I went to bed at 11:00, and I was unable to get to sleep - for the next 4 hours I was awake and unable to get into a comfortable position. Part of the reason is that I had forgotten to take pain medication before I went down, which was stupid on my part. So, at about 3:30 this morning I got up and took pain meds, including both Percocet and 440mg of Aleve. Once I went back down, it took a little bit of time but I finally settled into a goofy sort of sleep. I woke up twice from my phone ringing - one of the calls was from Rockingham's Nashua supervisor asking me if I was interested in working in Brentwood. I don't really remember what I said, but I suspect that I wasn't terribly friendly or pleasant because he got off of the phone really fast. The next thing I knew it was 12:15PM, so I must have gotten some sleep.

That will teach me to let pain get ahead of me again.

As far as the cause is concerned, I have to wonder if the cast is on too tightly at that point, which if this is the case it could be causing a pressure sore on my heel. As I have to see the surgeon again next week they could just make me wait it out as I'm to have the cast taken off and the stitches removed then. But I hope that isn't what happens as this is really uncomfortable.

One thing that I can say is good is that my appetite seems to have come back. For most of the weekend I wasn't interested in food, but last night I ate dinner and enjoyed it. Martha made a ziti pesto dish that is really good; so much so, in fact, that it's a keeper on the recipes list. When I'm able to move around with some level of liberty, I'll have to make it myself.

One of the medical blogs that I've always liked is back. Check out Charity Doc's offerings; the content is a challenge to the opinion of most anyone, I would say, but he is a thinking person as evidenced by the things he writes about. He was gone for over a year, but it is good to see him back.

A couple of other blogs I put up on my list recently are members of St. Michael's Romanian Orthodox Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts. The authors of the blogs were all inspired, I suspect, by my friend Fr. Peter who is the pastor there. They are Kiss-The-Boo-Boo, Johnny G: A Simple Man, and convert. All of these blogs are worth checking out as these folks all have something to say, much like the rest of us. And they all are worth reading.

Well - time for a break. Mother Nature demands my presence.....

1 comment:

Laura said...

Just Kiss the boo-boo checking up on you, to make sure your doing just fine. If your eating all is well. Your post about the chair was soooo funny. When I had a sprained ankle, I tied a towel to my foot with a safety pin, (diaper size), underneath, so I could lift my foot up by the towel on each side. Worked pretty well. Hang in there. Praying for you.