Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wow. I'm all sorts of weird.

Do you ever have one of those experiences that just defies explanation? Yea, I just had one of those. Let me see if I can explain...

Right now, I'm reading Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. It's funny and thought-provoking and bizarre, which really isn't a surprise if you've read her blog. Be warned- that last link is probably not at all kid safe or work safe.

She's the type of person who keeps multiple taxidermied animals and often makes up dialogue for them. She's made Christmas cards using the taxidermied head she named James Garfield, and that same James Garfield inadvertently raised $42,000 to help people buy Christmas gifts for their kids and then ended up on Canadian TV for some reason.

She's kind of a cool chick.

Now, you need to realize that when I saw my pain management doctor last week, we changed my meds around a bit. I'd reached the point where I wasn't sleeping much at all anymore. I'd sleep an hour or two and then be awake for another 24-36 hours. You can probably understand how that would make any normal person feel pretty craptacular. It's even worse for people with fibro, and sets off this vicious cycle: I hurt, which means I can't sleep, which makes me hurt more, which keeps me awake... you can probably see where this is headed.

So... here's me a week into the new meds schedule and I'm sleepy all the time. I went from sleeping 1-2 hours a day to being awake 4-5 hours a day. *laughs* It won't stay like this, but man, I'm catching up on sleep.

... and that leads us to the point of this whole rambling blog post. I'd been reading the aforementioned book while sitting up cross-legged in bed when I suddenly looked at my hand. Apparently I'd drifted off to sleep and was dreaming that I was eating Triscuits, only to wake up mid-bite. My hand was poised in perfect Triscuit-holding position, and my mouth was open and everything.

So yea... I was sleep-miming eating Triscuits, and was actually annoyed when I saw that there was no Triscuit in my hand!!

Nope, I've got nothing. I think I need a nap.

At least I'm sleeping more?
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  1. Aww! Bless you,Laynie.I am glad you're finally able to get some sleep. :-)

    1. Thank you! *hugs* Yea, I'm just looking forward to it leveling out so that I can sleep at night and be awake during the day!

  2. I followed a link on Twitter here, and was looking for Nailart, and there you are, talking about Jenny! She is the reason I started a blog! I'm part of her tribe I guess you should say. So, hey, and I'm following

    1. Oh, Jenny is one of my favorite online people. She's gifted with a truly bizarre life, and a wonderful way with words to share it and make people laugh. Truly inspirational!

      Also, welcome! :D

  3. I love Jenny too and just finished her book. I also have fibro and I am right there with ya! Some days you just have to laugh. Hope your sleep evens out soon!

    1. I'm almost finished with it. I actually started reading it in the bookstore while my husband was playing cards with our son. It was kind of embarrassing because I was laughing out loud, and people were looking at me like I was crazy.

      That made me kind of sad, because it makes me think they've never gotten so into a book that they couldn't help but laugh out loud. Then I decided that maybe they're too embarrassed to laugh freely, maybe because they think people will look at them funny.

      Whatever. Didn't stop me enjoying her book! :D

      And you're so right- fibro can suck the joy out of your life if you let it. Yesterday was one of those days, so I'm just glad I was able to laugh through the pain. Besides, laughter is healing, right? :D


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