by Hannah the Zebra
I find sleep, well….. delicious. Sensuous, even. I used to prefer sleeping over eating, although I’m not sure that’s necessarily true anymore ;). I absolutely love a good night’s sleep or a good nap. Ah, a wonderful, middle of the afternoon nap, when I can manage it, which I can’t very often. Although a case could be made that a daily nap would be wonderful medicine for someone with CVID. Which is to say, someone with no energy.
About a month ago, I discontinued a medication that had been helping me sleep since my first hospitalization almost 5 years ago. I had realized that it was one of the reasons that I simply couldn’t wake up in the mornings. By now, all of it has washed out of my system, and I am discovering that, as with most things, discontinuing it is a mixed bag. I no longer wake up feeling drugged, but on the other had, I often have trouble falling asleep, and then staying asleep. That, I’m afraid, is a common symptom of fibromyalgia, a condition I also have. However, I am making progress. Last night I fell asleep after about 20 minutes, and slept pretty soundly. I actually woke up out of a deep and restful sleep this morning, feeling that sleep is a delicious luxury. So I’m hoping that I can get some curtains hung today!!! (I finally did decide on the fabric a few days ago.) Days that I can do “normal” things make me feel wonderful, even if I am exhausted at the end.