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Friday, January 29, 2010

Insomnia and Birthday

Wednesday was my 41st birthday. I got many birthday wishes through facebook and a cross stitch mailing list I am on. These well wishes touched me and made me feel good. I had a good day. My DH let me choose a couple of cross stitch books and patterns as birthday gifts. I will post about them in my stitching blog. I was very happy that everyone in the house remembered my birthday and wished me well. I'm not one for having birthday parties and stuff. A sincere "Happy Birthday" is enough for me. I got a chocolate cake, frosted with chocolate fudge frosting and shaved chocolate to decorate it. DH said that, as a chocoholic, he thought that cake was perfect! It was delicious!

I was really hoping my pain would give me a break on my birthday but no such luck. It wasn't a pain crisis, but I did stay at an 8 or 9 most of the day, even with my medications. Insomnia has returned the last few nights because I just can't get comfortable. When I do fall asleep, I wake up after only 30 minutes. It can then take between 30 and 60 minutes for me to get back to sleep. Apparently my pain wanted to celebrate my birthday with me. LOL

I'm going to try to get some sleep now. Who knows, maybe it will work and I'll get 3 or 4 hours of sleep without waking up every 15 to 30 minutes. That would be wonderful!

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