If you read my blog you know that I went for a sleep study a few weeks ago. My appointment for the results were yesterday morning. The boys had to go with me so I had them pack up their Nintendo DS systems and a favorite book "just in case". "Just in case" turned into reality as our wait time was two hours! Two hours at a sleep clinic? What were they doing? Taking a nap?
When the doctor came in he showed me all of my results. Basically it looked like a bunch of etch-a-sketch drawings. He said that I did not have sleep agnea. That was good news. I snore, but not enough to wake me up. That much I knew.
He said that what they did discover was that I woke up 150 times during the study. He said that the study also showed that I never went past the Stage 2 level of sleep.
Their conclusion? My pain from fibromyalgia is keeping me from sleeping.
Really? I just paid you no telling how much money for you to tell me what I have known for how many years now?
Just to be polite I asked him the required question: Do you know of anything that can help or make sleep better?
His answer (the same as every other doctor when you are talking about fibromyalgia): I wish there were something.
So.... I packed the boys up. Thanked them for being patient and went out for pizza for lunch.
Fibromyalia.... it won't kill you, but some days it might make you wish you were dead.