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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-09-11 08:30
Subject: [cancer] Sleep
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Tags:cancer, health, personal

Last night I took half a Zyprexa and no Lorazepam, as part of my plan to be able to wake up the next few days. I went to sleep fitfully but successfully around 8:30 or 9:00. At 11:30 the smoke alarm in the kitchen went off for no detectable reason. My caregiver H— dealt with it, but by the time we had the alarm turned off and she’d checked the house, I was wide awake.

I remained awake until after 2 am. (This I know from the chiming of the grandfather clock.) I was trapped in the drowsy-but-sleepless state Zyprexa induces in me. And I really didn’t want to get up after midnight and take a Lorazepam, because I’d have slept til almost noon today, and been messed up for tonight and tomorrow.

As a result, I feel very ragged. The timing of this little incident was abominable. And crankity crank crank crank me. I don’t enjoy being in this mental state.

Needle comes off a bit later this morning. Then I just rest some more.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2011-09-11 15:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yay, someone to commiserate with! My phone started beeping because its battery was low, even though I JUST CHARGED IT. I dragged myself out of bed to discover my phone had kindly woken me at 5:30, just in time for the exact ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, about which I spent the next two hours lying in bed thinking about rather than actually sleeping. Now, not only am I as cranky as I was that day ten years ago, I'm also sleep deprived! (and probably going to be out of whack for a few days, since I'm also on medicine that doesn't like my sleep schedule to be thrown off, even a little)

I hope the rest of your day is more restful. <3
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-09-11 16:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think you have every right to be cranky.
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martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2011-09-11 19:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
the smoke alarm in the kitchen went off for no detectable reason

the East Wind has been pushing the smoke from the Dollar Lake fire, the fire at Goldendale and the others our way.
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jackwilliambell
User: jackwilliambell
Date: 2011-09-11 20:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Just think, 40 years from now -- when you come into possession of a time machine -- you are going to have to travel back to this date and sneak into your own house with a sooty candle to set off the smoke detector.

We must maintain the integrity of the timlines, after all!
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