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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#221 Postby Dave B » October 31st, 2015, 3:34 am

Latest post of the previous page:

0330, got earache, drinking hot chili infused chocolate with cinnamon infused honey added.

Dunno it it will help cure the earache but it's lifted my spirits! :D
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#222 Postby Alan H » October 31st, 2015, 10:06 am

Ouch! Hope it's better now?
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#223 Postby Dave B » October 31st, 2015, 2:28 pm

Alan H wrote:Ouch! Hope it's better now?
Thanks for concern, Alan. Regular thing but does not usually keep me awake.

Ten years odd with blowing nose due to chronic rhinitis has weakened eustachian tubes, crap gets into ear sometimes. No fix avaible it seems. Learn to live with it!
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#224 Postby Alan H » November 11th, 2015, 1:28 am

If you need something to help you relax to get back to sleep...

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#225 Postby Dave B » April 14th, 2016, 3:56 am

It's another one of those nights . . .

Thinking back to that insurance thing about "unoccupied properties, other than... " I thought of another way of exposing the silliness:

"(I) Is the top of the insured's head not less than 1.613 metres above the soles of his feet during the day (other than stooping, bending, sitting, laying down or doing hand stands)?

(ii) Is the top of the insured's head not less than 1.613 metres above the soles of his feet during the night (other than stooping, bending, sitting, laying down or doing hand stands)?"

OK, I understand the security implications in the original, but it still deserves poking.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#226 Postby Alan H » April 14th, 2016, 10:01 am

Dave B wrote:It's another one of those nights . . .
Oh dear. Hope you get a good sleep tonight!

Thinking back to that insurance thing about "unoccupied properties, other than... " I thought of another way of exposing the silliness:

"(I) Is the top of the insured's head not less than 1.613 metres above the soles of his feet during the day (other than stooping, bending, sitting, laying down or doing hand stands)?

(ii) Is the top of the insured's head not less than 1.613 metres above the soles of his feet during the night (other than stooping, bending, sitting, laying down or doing hand stands)?"

OK, I understand the security implications in the original, but it still deserves poking.
It certainly does deserve poking! :laughter:
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#227 Postby jaywhat » April 16th, 2016, 6:49 am

Ninny wrote:This really works! Turn on the World Service. (Turn it off if the programme is on a religious topic, and resign yourself to insomnia). Turn on the World Service. Listen out for a noun beginning with A. When you've got one, listen for a B - and so on. Sleep in no time!


I shall try this tonight, Ninny. Only just seen it - from 2007 !!

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#228 Postby Alan H » May 26th, 2016, 11:33 am

Woke at precisely 15 minutes past each and every hour last night... I'm being monitored for blood pressure for 24 hours (nothing too serious and blood pressure is usually pretty OK), but the machine automatically measures it every half hour throughout the day and every hour overnight. The noise of the machine and the inflating cuff on my arm were enough to stir me. Feeling very tired now but have another hour before I can take it off and have a shower...
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#229 Postby Dave B » May 26th, 2016, 12:28 pm

Alan H wrote:Woke at precisely 15 minutes past each and every hour last night... I'm being monitored for blood pressure for 24 hours (nothing too serious and blood pressure is usually pretty OK), but the machine automatically measures it every half hour throughout the day and every hour overnight. The noise of the machine and the inflating cuff on my arm were enough to stir me. Feeling very tired now but have another hour before I can take it off and have a shower...

I know that all too well from my stays in hidpital. Sleep is known to be a very important part of recovery but medical places and paraphenalia make a mockery of that!

Is this monitor at home, on loan from a hodpital?

I record my BP and weight every day as a matter of course now, I am supposed to report every gain in weight of a kilo or more in 24hrs, might mean my cardiomyopathy is getting worse. At the moment it is between 64 and 65kg and has been for dome time.

I was thinking of posting here past few nights. Gotvtendon ptoblems with my feet again, gets wirse with inactivity so at its most painful at night. Paracetamol does not touch it but vocodamol better - except for its side effect of constpatiln. Have not dumped for two days now so weight at top end at the moment.

So, cocods at 10pm, stops working about 2am, wait until 4am before I can take more! Left foot, worst, has to stay out of bed, in the cold, on top of the duvet. Though painful the more I walk the better it gets.

Keep us posted on your BP etc, Alan.

1305
Just decided to check my BP, no real reason, feel OK. It's normally around 105/68 - at the mo, down to 87/57. Lowest this year 74/52, but that was duevto a medication since stopped!
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#230 Postby Alan H » May 26th, 2016, 1:46 pm

Currently 128/75 which is a bit on the high side but not much. It's usually 120 to 130 over 70 to 80, but of course can rise a bit at times. When I was fitted with it yesterday, it was 122/80 so not bad considering the white coat effect.

However, I suspect it's faulty: the first few readings seemed OK yesterday but later on it may have been giving an error code. I'm just about to take it back (two tubes and just under a mile walk!) but I suspect I'll get it back for another 24 hours...
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#231 Postby Dave B » May 26th, 2016, 3:38 pm

If I get error codes it is udually because I am off the bottom end of the cal range!
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#232 Postby Alan H » May 26th, 2016, 3:41 pm

Dave B wrote:If I get error codes it is udually because I am off the bottom end of the cal range!
At least the error message isn't 'Sorry, you're dead'!

Two tubes and a walk in blistering sun (I know, I need the Vit D) and the technician wasn't there so had to leave it. Will probably have to go back...
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#233 Postby Dave B » May 27th, 2016, 4:04 am

Progress, of a kind, left foot merely very painful rather than agonising at the moment. Only really hurts when I walk.

With each step this painful it is hard to remember that the more I walk the less painful walking becomes but this is so.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#234 Postby Dave B » May 30th, 2016, 1:53 am

Last night found a poition, with left foot out of bed and flat on the platform forming the bed, that allowed me to get some sleep.

Yesterday, despite discomfort, was able to get around without crutches. Even felt up to doing the laundry, some ironing, driving to a friend (via the local shop for vino and the Chinese take-away for spicy ribs and roast duck).

Now, in adition to "normal" pain of 6" nail being driven into top of my left foot some bugger is hacking at the sole with a rusty bayonet! No position helps: foot raised, foot lowered, warm under duvet, cool on top . . . Max painkillers already taken, no more 'til 0400.

Not 'appy... :sad2:

But, for some reason a certain sense of comedy still remains. Hope it persists, been over a week since this cycle of pain started with bursitis in my right knee.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#235 Postby Dave B » May 30th, 2016, 5:09 am

Blimey, it' amazing what one can sleep through!

Only for 1 1/2 hours (and delayed my pain killer) but it is something!

Oh, slight change, small dog now chewing my toes - but not too hard . . .
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#236 Postby Alan H » May 30th, 2016, 9:52 am

Dave B wrote:Blimey, it' amazing what one can sleep through!

Only for 1 1/2 hours (and delayed my pain killer) but it is something!

Oh, slight change, small dog now chewing my toes - but not too hard . . .
Goodness... but we have to know: is it your small dog or a random passing one?
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#237 Postby Dave B » May 30th, 2016, 11:27 am

Phantom dog, but with sharp phantom teeth!

Just been yo Tesco, as usual not so bad after I have walked around a bit. Did use the scooter in Tesco, mainly because my walking speed is very, very slow. As I think I said it is partly the tendons used in balancing that are most painful, can't wiggle my toes eithout agony. So I make sure every step is pre-balanced before putting load on that foot. Sticks form a tripod for balance rather than to take the weight off.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#238 Postby Dave B » June 1st, 2016, 5:43 am

Well, reckon I got three hours solid sleep on new codeine dose level!

3am trip to point Percy at the porcelain was faster and a little less painful. After second, 4am, dose almost 100% pain free providing 100% no movement below waist and left leg kept bent and on top of duvet.

Something else missing, took little while to work out that my tinnitus had gone completely quiet. Bit like the tick of the clock stopping.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#239 Postby Dave B » July 29th, 2016, 2:12 am

Bugger, 2am and I have not even yawned yet!

Seems to have put me in a bitchy mood, if blokes can be bitchy?

Or maybe the mood is blocking the sleep . . .

Think I will make myself a cup of chamomile infusion. Maybe a double strength one. With a dash of brandy.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#240 Postby Dave B » July 29th, 2016, 2:14 am

Bugger2

Forgot I drank last of brandy last week!
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#241 Postby Alan H » July 29th, 2016, 9:34 am

Dave B wrote:Bugger2

Forgot I drank last of brandy last week!
:rolleyes:
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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