Friday, April 4, 2008

Sleepless


I decided to call the doctor's office once more to see what happened to the phone call I was suppose to receive back in a few minutes. This time I complained that it had taken me 3 weeks just to find out the result of the test and now I need further testing. How long will it take? I was told that they set up an appointment with a sleep clinic for the 29th of May. Almost two months away. I let her know that I wasn't doing so well and could it be done any sooner. She said they had already asked for my name to be put on the list in case of a cancellation. My oxygen drops really low when I sleep. I breath too shallow I guess. It can be serious. People die in their sleep from it and I think I almost died one night because of it. Now Im afraid to sleep. I woke up last night before 2 AM and have not gone back to sleep since. I try, but I cannot sleep. I would hate to die from SID's. I know I'm not an infant, but isn't that what SIDS is. You stop breathing.
The DR that did my Colonoscopy discovered the problem during the procedure. He was concerned enough he went ahead and notified my regular doctor. Somebody ordered the test and from there on out it has been a confusing mess.