Monday, October 27, 2008


It's been one week since I had my new bed delivered.

I was hoping that all my pain would disappear, but it turns out that the cause of my pain is me. Story. Of. My. Life. I still have the pain when I sleep even with this super fancy schmancy bed. So I've started to keep a sleep journal (just as exciting as it sounds - which is to say that it's not exciting at all) to try to narrow down for my doctors why I have such intense pain when I am sleeping.

Most days I'm just sore, but Thursday night I was in a lot of pain. So there's that.

I haven't decided if I want to return my bed to Sleep Number or if I want to keep it - I'm trying to be practical about it, but am really not donating lots of time to it. I guess I'm still hoping that one of these mornings I'll wake up and be able to jump out of bed, click my heels like the Irish person I am, and then go about my merry way, being free of pain. Hmmm...maybe I should keep a flask by my bed.

Anyway, a week ago, when the new bed was being delivered, I went home to meet the delivery guy. He was a nice guy and was pretty chatty as he was setting up the bed. The bed comes in a ton of different boxes - it's built right before your eyes.

Me: Wow. I guess I'm surprised with how modular it is!

Him: Ha! It's funny that you would say that. Modular. The only people that have used that term are dorky engineers.

Me: *cough* *cough* Um...that's me.

Him: What?

Me: I am a dorky engineer.

Him: Oh. Really? Hmm...weird. Modular.


SuperDave said...

You keep a sleep journal. Fun, fun, fun you redheaded Irish gals are.. :)
2 of my coworkers have sleep # beds and they hate em. Maybe its all that green tea you've been drinking. hehe

Jen said...

Hey Anne, I too have been having pain in the morning. Once I am up and around I am great but I feel so achy and stiff when I wake up. Last November, I threw out my back from lifting a really heavy box and since then it's been pretty bad. The other night I had a really hard time sleeping, It felt like my arms and legs were super heavy and even becoming numb. Ok I am sure that was a lot more information that you cared to read but anyhoo, do you have any of the same symptoms? Hope it gets better soon and you get a good night sleep!

Ginger said...

I too have pain in the morning in my neck and back. Instead of actually trying to help myself, I simply whine to anyone/anything that will listen - Rich, the cat, the chrysanthemums. I think it's because I'm getting old.. Or because I don't eat right, exercise, pray, or do anything else that would actually be helpful. Yup. I blame age. That way I can effectively do nothing about it. Totally modular, right!

Jen said...

Man do we sound like a bunch of OLD ladies!! How old are we again? Hee!

happyfunpants said...

Jen - I have the same pain you're referring to every day. The pain that I get often these days is a piercing pain on my back - near my right rib. But about 15 minutes after I wake up, it's completely gone - and I don't have it again until I have been laying down for a couple of hours.

It's miserable. I hope no one else has that.

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