Well, it’s been a couple of crazy weeks. The days have been long, and the nights shorter. I’ve been studying hard for my class, working my part-time job, trying to take care of the house, watch over dad, take care of my family, and trying to work 2 other jobs as well. Along with trying to take time out for me, myself, and I. Unfortuantly I have only been able to take care of myself in the way of going to doctor appointments, and taking Excedrin migraine or Tylenol. Seems that lately sleep is not there for me. A couple of weeks ago, I did the sleep study at home. Turned in my equipment, and went this past Tuesday, for the results. I was diagnosed with a mild form of sleep apnea. So, now I am on a c-pap machine. I was told that I stop breathing at least 12 times a night. I’ve only been using the machine now for two nights. The first night I did manage to get some sleep. The second night, well you can probably guess how that’s going. Not very well seeing as how I am writing this at 2:40 a.m. Seems like when I first go to bed and I finally get comfortable with the machine and the breathing, that I then wake up and can’t go back to sleep for about an hour or two. So tonight I decided to take advantage of this time of being awake and being a bit productive on my end. Sleep is a wonderful thing when you can get it. But when you’ve been awake for hours and can’t sleep, it makes you wonder what is on your mind that is so important. I guess I have many things on my mind that are important. But to keep me awake? To keep me from getting the sleep that I need? Ugh! I dislike not being able to sleep or being so tired that I could and don’t. I know that the two biggest things on my mind at this time of the night are: 1) fasting blood work in the morning, and 2) going to sleep. What are some tricks that you’ve done to stay in bed sleeping? What are some things that you’ve done to get your mind to relax? A few of these things for me is usually forcing myself to stay in the bed and let my body relax. Other things might be to take more medicine for my migraine. Life can throw us fast balls, slow balls, or curve balls, but to throw us a ball that is already way out into left field, can make you wonder. Well, now that I have let my mind wonder I am going to try to go and lay back down. The c-pap machine has to be on at least 4 hours a night. I’ve only just made it to 3 hours. My hubby asked me how long I was to have it on. I couldn’t answer him real well, but I told him that it was at least for the rest of my life. But who knows. I don’t know of anyone who gets off the c-pap machine, but then, I am not a doctor or a nurse, so I couldn’t tell ya.  Well I think that it is time for me to try to get back to sleep. Talk with you soon. God Bless.

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