I’ve been awake over two hours now, the third night in a row I’ve not slept. At least I’m not in any pain, I think the insomnia is partly to do with the fact I’m doing nothing all day, although I didn’t even have a nap yesterday afternoon. Steve is back to work today so I just need to be very careful when I’m on my own that I don’t try to use my right arm. The bruising is moving further down my arm each day and the swelling is subsiding. it’s aching a lot but not giving me any pain.
I’ve a friend popping in later and a pile of magazines and a DVD box set to keep me busy but it’s going to be a long week with only Friday giving me a reason to go out to my first physio appointment.
Lilian Smith said:
Your insomnia won’t have been helped by the clocks going back. So glad you’re not having too much pain. We’ve been awake for hours now drinking coffee and trying to complete crosswords. We may as well get up and do something useful. Please let us know if you need anything. Aunt lil
It took me several months to sort out my sleeping pattern after having several months of poor sleep due to painful shoulder, so it is probably quite normal to have a few bad nights, particularly after a clock change. But don’t let that stop you taking a little nap during the day – whilst sleeping you are healing. No sneaky spring cleaning just because you are by yourself this week 😉
Lorna March said:
Keep your chin up, you seem like you are doing fine. Just don’t rush it, take it very easy with Steve not being there.
Love you xxx
Try and do something useful when awake. It keeps your mind of the fact that you cant get any sleep. you’ll naturally find yourself drowsy after you distract your mind from the insomnia
I’m sleeping much better now that I’ve had my op. However, sleeping on my back is not very comfortable and it will be a while before I can lie on my side. If I wake up in the night and can’t get back to sleep I just get up and read.