What to do… What to do ??

What does one do when they are in a situation that seems to have no concrete action that can be taken to alleviate it?

Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z  z z z z z z z z z z z z z z   Oooopssss I nodded off!!!!

It’s been over a year now, and the lack of adequate sleep is really catching up to me. It has been a year of scheduled appointments, cancellation of said appointments, missed re-scheduling of them and then delays and changes and more delays, then tests and another one, and then some surgery and on and on an on it goes. I’m at my wits’ end but nowhere to turn or to rush things along. One does not rush the medical institution… maybe institution is where I’ll end up if I don’t get some respite soon! It affects so many areas of my life: physical, emotional and even spiritual.

The body is a resilient piece of machinery really as it goes on and on like the energizer bunny, functioning and doing most of what is expected of it, regardless of the energy level. This little bunny though I think has batteries that are waning slowly.

My days if I don’t have to go out are spent doing miscellaneous household or other things, although many or most of the household ones are done by my better half…. yes he is definitely the better half in this relationship right now. There are the off and on short naps that happen as I sit and watch some television or do some blogging Quite often they are not planned as I can’t plan to sleep…it just happens and I find myself awakened suddenly and ten or fifteen minutes has passed.

Just so as to not be mysterious, there is no serious medical issue only one that has yet to be diagnosed with some kind of medication to help or perhaps a procedure done to alleviate the condition. I’ll try to simplify it so as not to get bogged down in details. I have a condition that keeps me from sleeping laying down, or I start to gag  and therefore I sleep in the recliner.. (again). I do sleep for about 2-3 hours at a time some nights, others not so much. Total usually 4 hours maybe 4 1/2.

I’ve had most tests… one more the end of June, and had some results only because I got copies from my family doctor. But I don’t have the specialist’s appointment until the end of May, when it would be nice if I then got some sort of answer and medication to help.

So, I have really asked a non-rhetorical  question as there is no answer. Suffice it to say my concentration, coping and cognitive skills right now are diminished, and I am reading blogs slowly when I can and writing less than that.

I may not show up as often in your comments area with my usual witty reply or stunning (unasked for) advice, but just wait until my brain recovers (I know you will)…. and all will be right with the world once again!

Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z  z z z z z z z z z  z z z  z z z  G’night !



29 thoughts on “What to do… What to do ??

  1. May The Lord guide you to how to take care of this while you wait for healing. In His timing we can grow to understand the work within the situation. I got blood test results back last week ($2000 worth! Yikes!) and doc says I have the indicators of Fibromyalgia. I am deficient in vitamin D which may effect it. Essentially my sympathetic nervous system is over firing. I pray that until God’s healing touch manifests that I can bless others through this journey. I pray the same for you dear friend.

    Ps – glad you got a computer again!! 🙂


  2. Oh Diane, I so feel for you. People tend not to understand what it is to be truly tired, to not sleep night after night. Living with two insomniacs I’ve learned a bit. And then from my own experiences with interrupted sleep. It’s awful! And I am so sorry you are still dealing with this, for at least a couple more months. I wish there was something positive to say, but as you noted, what do you do with a situation that seems to have no answer? Although, the Buddhist way of thinking is there is always an answer, to find it is the trick. lol


  3. I hope that these sleep matters can be sorted out at least a bit! I’m getting thrown here and there to try and to get to the sleep clinic where it could possibly show up to be something physical and not just anxiety and depression. Anyway, enough about me.

    Don’t feel like you are not the ‘better half’ in your relationship. Sometimes we need more support and help than other times. There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s even a reason for having a (good) husband there!!

    Keep on using the coping techniques and keeping us updated.

    Much love xx


  4. How awful for you! I thought that they had some kind of device for the mouth for such situation? Could you sleep in one of those Recliner Beds like they advertise on TV?

    Never the less…
    Keep the faith! Jesus, said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27

    …and He did promise to give you rest (Matthew 11:28)
    I’m praying for you.


    • For the particular issue I have..(I gag on excess saliva etc) the device won’t help … but thank you for the suggestion and your prayers. Hopefully at the end of May when I see the doctor he will have some suggestion … Diane


  5. It would be great if problems were solved in sixty minute episodes!
    May is coming fast. Hang in there. I cannot imagine not sleeping and not laying flat and stretching out. Peace and sleep to you my friend. 8)


  6. Awe I want to give you a hug and sprinkle some sleeping dust over you. That was a real insight as up until now I had no idea about your condition. I can’t imagine not sleeping I just remember early baby days it was like torture sleep deprivation however I do know what it’s like to be undiagnosed and fuzzy headed! I am convinced they will work out what’s wrong with you though it’s at times like this I wish ‘House’ was real as they always work out medical conditions x


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