Didn’t sleep. Not a wink. Like being at work for eight hours. In the dark. With no work to do. Do you have any idea how boring that is?
There’s this thing called sleep hygiene. Go to bed at the right time, get up at the right time, if you’re not sleeping, get out of bed and do something calming, don’t use screens if you can’t sleep, stuff like that. Well it was a busy night for me. I even learned that I can knit in the dark. Handy. Oh yeah, forgot to mention I was fasting for the treatments from midnight on, so no late night frosted flakes, no warm milk, no sominex, not even a sip of water, per instructions. Tired and thirsty and hungry.
So here I am, about to get up and head off to the first of many sessions of ECT. Nervous? Sure. But the exhaustion is helping calm me down, I guess? I’m more curious about what it’ll be like and hopeful for the science to rescue me.
And I have at least five minutes of really supercharged sleep to look forward to! 🙂