Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday point of view

I went to bed around 3 a.m. yesterday morning. I spent my I can't sleep time, making jewelry. I am trying to start a business that I can manage from home since my health is poor enough that I am unable to work outside of my home. So, I made earrings and lanyards into the wee hours until I finally felt that I could sleep. Insomnia is a very large part of my life. I am always trying to walk through life sleep deficient. Not because that is my plan, but it is just the way my life is and this is the way that I have found to adapt at this point. I have so much difficulty falling asleep and that is even with taking medications. Then because pain is so much of a beast, I am not able to stay asleep long, so I am frequently changing positions, or getting out of bed to heat up a comforting warmer that I can put in the microwave. Or I am taking my medications to control pain before I can settle back into bed. My best sleep time is from 3 a.m. until noon or often times later like at 3 p.m. This may seem like a pretty boring read, but I am writing it in case someone that has a disabling health condition may be comforted or encouraged some how through my writing. I'm hoping that this can be a blog sort of support group. Also, this gives me a chance to just vent about the tough stuff, and rejoice about the good stuff. And then just put it away...kind of tuck it into bed, and forget about it. This might also be a help to my own family members if they should read it. Or to family members who have loved ones with life challenging
health issues. Just to give a better understanding of what life is like for us.
Good thing daughter and I went shopping. Just some girl time with the country music channel playing, a little singing in the car time. Simple joy!

"The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you." Psalm 116:5-7

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