Saturday, February 26, 2011

Getting an early start.

Sam and I did something really weird last night. WE SWITCHED SIDES IN BED. There’s a long, convoluted explanation for this, so grab a cup of coffee and keep reading.

For the last two or three weeks I’ve been writing about carpal tunnel syndrome in my left hand. The pain always seems to get worse late at night so it’s almost impossible to get comfortable in bed. A couple of days ago I discovered I can sleep — and wake up in the morning — without any pain at all if I’m on my left side with my left arm stretched straight out, palm up. I know this sounds crazy, but after way too many sleepless nights I’m pretty damn happy that I found a solution. And the only way to make it happen is to switch sides with Sam so he can’t roll over onto my arm.

There are, however, a couple of negatives: 1) Sam says my side of the bed feels creepy; and 2) I don’t like to sleep facing the alarm clock. On the plus side, I’m nine seconds closer to the bathroom now and at my age that’s a lot like winning the lottery.

Thank you for reading this. I mean it.

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