Wednesday, October 24, 2007

sleep, sorry

I have been walking around in a fog, a complete zombie. Turns out I have apnea. Now I'm sleeping with a machine and it's better. I had four straight hours Saturday night. I'm making up the deficit, but I am still draaaaggggggging. I've missed so many of you, your posts, your thoughts, your brilliant words. Forgive the laxity of my attention. I am dragging, befogged, sleeping through the days. See you soon.



Blogger Krissy said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your apnea. Unfortunately I lost my dear friend to sleep apnea and fibromyalgia a few years ago. I hope you're able to work through your new bump in the road. Best wishes to you. I hope you're able to get through your funk and get back on track.

October 24, 2007 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much sleep to you Dear! I look forward to your posts soon!

October 24, 2007 10:16 PM  
Blogger Willym said...

Just take care of yourself - been worried about you and missing you. Just glad to hear that the problem has been diagnosed. Looking forward to your posts when you're up to it.

October 25, 2007 1:10 AM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

oh that is terrible. My last boyfriend had apnea, and it was hell on both of us. Sleep deprivation is hell. So glad to hear you're sleeping better and making up the deficit.

Speaking of that ... I need to drag my ass to bed. -sigh-

October 25, 2007 3:44 AM  
Blogger Doralong said...

Poor thing- lack of sleep is the worst! But most people improve rapidly after about a week or so on the C-PAP.

Hang in there!

October 25, 2007 6:04 AM  
Blogger Vic said...

Well, dahling, I suffer from the same problem, waking up frequently and never getting enough rest. The machine helps, though last night I don't think I got more than 2 hours sleep. Will be dragging my heels all day! There is hope with this condition. I simply caution you to drive carefully in this foggy state.

October 25, 2007 6:50 AM  
Blogger dpaste said...

Ugh, take care of yourself. I'm tired, too, but have no one and nothing to blame but my self. Damn computer.

October 25, 2007 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to have you back. I'm selfish that way. The apnea is worrisome, and I'm glad you are addressing it. Jim has been telling me that I stop breathing at night. He says that he has to shove me to get me going again. Hopefully I'm not headed down the same road...

October 25, 2007 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have very bad apnea myself, but it's so hard to sleep with the CPAP machine. i usually wind up pulling the whole thing off my head before 90 mins has gone by. i havent used it in months because its so hard to deal with... and because i have claustrophobia/restraint issues...

bravo for tackling the problem, though, and for feeling better.

I always knew we had something in common.


October 25, 2007 2:12 PM  
Blogger Big Fella said...

The CPAP should help, it might just take some getting used to. When I first got a Bi-PAP machine years ago I did not last very long with it, did not help much and kept the wife awake. So I went without for a few years. Just got back on the machine after my hospitalization last year, and it was helping, then the machine died.

I went through a bunch of BS with the insurance and ended up paying out of my pocked for a new machine. The new machine is state-of-the art, autmatically readjusts the pressure and is very quiet. I can put on the mask, lie down on my back, and I will sleep straight through the entire night, and no tossing and turning, I wake up flat on my back, where I started.

So get caught up on your Zzzzzzz's so your blog fans won't be deprived.

October 25, 2007 3:11 PM  
Blogger tankmontreal said...

Thanks for the heads-up on your whereabouts. I didn't think you'd run out of stuff to say.
Glad you're taking care of yourself and I'm looking forward to your well-rested return.

October 25, 2007 6:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sleep apnea is nothing to mess can literally kill you BaB. Take care of yourself and I hope that you are back to yourself in no time.

Your a intelligent, passionate writer BaB..and the blogosphere doesn't have enough writers like you :)

October 27, 2007 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet dreams!

October 29, 2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger eric3000 said...

Not sleeping well is terrible. I was a mess until I finally got a sleeping pill prescription a few years ago.

I hope that machine works for you and you feel rested soon!

October 29, 2007 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My best friend Byron uses a CPAP and loves it. It has changed his life. Yours will too. Xo, TedBear

October 29, 2007 8:52 PM  
Blogger Red Seven said...

The adoptive lesbian mom has apnea. The machine is a godsend -- for both the moms.

Enjoy the rest!

October 30, 2007 7:34 AM  

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