Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oh yeah, this thing


I didn't exactly forget about this. I think about it every morning, pretty much. For some reason, I remember this being a hassle to keep up. But it's not. So here I am. (I guess it helps that I sort of have news)

I haven't been recording my sleep too much the past year. Every once in a month. I recorded maybe a dozen nights since last April. I got so caught up in living, then depression, then re-learning living, then...well, now I have no excuse.

I had surgery last Wednesday. Septoplasty and turbinate reduction. As you know, I snore; this wasn't about that though. I had a deviated septum and my left side was quite often stuffed up. I went to my trusty ENT and he looked up there. Swollen shut. He looked up my left Eustachian tube. Totally swollen shut. This explained the weird ear pressure issues I've had for...who knows how long--15 years or more? I'm a chronic yawner/ear popper, and this is why.

So I opted for surgery. So far, I think it's been the right choice. I'm still swollen a little from the surgery, and I still have scab tissue that hasn't shed. So we'll see.

One interesting side effect: I'm taking vicodin for the pain, and I've been having SUPER CRAZY WEIRD dreams...which I enjoy. Also, my girlfriend kept telling me that I was laughing in my sleep. Now, this isn't really a surprise, because I've ALWAYS laughed in my sleep. But she told me it was creepy. So, what's a boy to do but to fire up the Cool Edit Pro v1.2 and see what the hubbub is all about.

So........this is last night. Hee hee.

24 Feb 2010 - Laugh, then mumble

24 Feb 2010 - "D'you try it?"

24 Feb 2010 - "Kiwi groupie, meow!"