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How lack of sleep affects me

Monday, September 11, 2017


I made this guitar strap for my brother when I was around 12 or 13. I designed and did the beadweaving. I sewed it to a double band of rug wool, and did a blanket stitch around the edge. I made about 3 of these. One for me, one for my mother, and one for myself. I still have mine, I think it is on my banjo. This is about 50 years old, or close to it.

That has nothing to do with my lack of sleep, just that I took that picture a year ago. Lack of sleep just makes me digress.

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That is about my night. Watching a clock, or rather not watching a clock, but feeling every moment pass by, wide awake. Or hurting.
I tried the PT exercises - Do them in the morning, and at night, she said. Ok, when I did them last night, I kind of froze solid, and my mid back started acting wonky.
AUGH.
At least, I tell myself, I have had over a week of getting about 6 hours sleep per night. Except for last night. The exception. I have to tell myself, that is a whole lot better.

So when I got up, after about 3 hours of sleep. In pain. In exhaustion. Wanting to just go ahead and quit and try to find some way to sleep. I powered through breakfast. Knowing that last night I ate my pain again - peanut butter crackers, a glass of milk, a slice of cheese. At least it's not cookies, or candy, but still.

This morning I got up about 8:30 after too brief sleep, and got ready to go to physical therapy. Not wanting to drive, but grateful it is just a few miles away. I explained my pain, and lots of stuff did not want to cooperate in my back. She tried a few different moves that helped, kind of. Then had me see the other doctor in physical therapy who specializes in spinal and orthopedic manual therapy. Now it has been years since I have been in the hands of any kind of manual type therapy. Yep. It hurt, but it feels a bit better. Dang back is so locked up, my mid back was going nuts this morning.
Relief!

Also during the pt exercise, I have learned there are three more yoga poses I CAN do. Add the child's pose, cat, and camel to my being able to do warrior pose. I feel enabled.
So much for not sleeping. I will catch up tonight.

Right now, I am going to get some work done.
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Getting healthier is my job. But I still need to work. And perhaps grab a hot drink.

Praying for those affected my the extreme weather, the hurricanes, the fires, and 9-11. My morning is full of prayer. That is one thing I did when I couldn't sleep.
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  • FROSTY99
    Glad you were able to get some pain relief and praying you will get some sleep tonight.

    Hard to believe but I slept several hours while Irma raged around us. We were in the eye of the storm and thankful we didn't have more damage-will have to replace our carport roof.
    401 days ago
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