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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sleepless in San Antonio: Sort of....

I went last night to one of those clinics where they hook you up to a bunch of sensors and evaluate your sleep situation. I guess through a careful analysis of brainwaves, REM, leg movements and the all important failure to breathe evaluation, they can determine why it is an overweight guy with high blood pressure might have a problem with waking up ten times a night.This is me last night, all hooked up and ready to not sleep. I know; it does look comfortable.

My wife has her suspicions before I even get word back from the doctor. She's convinced I have, as one of the neighbors says, "the sleep App-nee".

At just after 5am this morning, twenty minutes before my usual automatic wake-up time, the technician walked in the room and disconnected me from all wires. Thankfully, instead of pulling off 2-inch strips of hair from my legs and chest, he suggested I could gently soap them up and pull the adhesive contacts off in the shower. If you hear a really loud scream in the next few minutes, you'll know he was lying about how easy it would be.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave

Too bad you didn't get this diagnosed before you retired, it is good for 50% disability through the VA! I did so, but have yet to get a CPAP machine as I tried one for several weeks and could never get used to it. I need to see the doctors again as this is something you don't want to leave untreated!

Cheers! Mike M.

Anonymous said...

...so did you sleep...

Dave said...

...so did you sleep...

I'm sure I must have, at least an hour or so.

I'll try to make up for it tonight, but if I could sleep a full eight hours, I wouldn't have been there in the first place.

If you are looking for a place to rest and relax, I don't recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Wait until they throw that CPAP machine over your face! Nothing like a 45 MPH wind blowing into your nose and mouth to make you relax and sleep better!

Cheers! M2

Anonymous said...

Wait until they throw that CPAP machine over your face! Nothing like a 45 MPH wind blowing into your nose and mouth to make you relax and sleep better!

Cheers! M2

Anonymous said...

Is there an echo in here?

Deep Forest said...

You betcha....

Deep Forest said...

Don't feel so bad Dave, I went through this last August...You're right, don't go there if ya wanna sleep..lol

Deep Forest said...

Oh, I almost forgot..after they wired me up I was walking around acting like a Cyborg...I'm sure they were counting the minutes waiting for me to leave. I know they regetted that night..I made sure of that..lol

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