I'd Love To Sleep With The Fishes

Welcome to Chicago Now’s Blogapolooz-hour (sucking up to Jimmy G.).

Each month there’s a topic and we get an hour to write about it. Tonight’s topic ” “Write about sleep and the impact it has on your life now or at any point in your life.”

Good thing I woke up from a nap to do this one. This topic has my name all over it. I’ve even written a couple of blogs about sleep because it’s a big problem with Parkinson’s Disease.

We can’t sleep at night. We get tired during the day. We take naps. We get up. We might take another nap. It’s bedtime and we can’t sleep again. Over and over and over. Oy! I’m tired just writing this paragraph.

It’s wears you out and wears you down. It was one of the reasons I stopped working. I never knew when I was going to need to sleep. Employers really frown on their employees sleeping at their desks. Bastards…I know.

For me, the sleep issue is the worst part of Parkinson’s. I can deal with the tremors. I can deal with the balances issues and falls. Knee pain, back pain, constipation, sexual issues….no problems. Well, I wouldn’t say no problems but man this sleep stuff is tough.

I’ve talked with my primary doctor. I’ve talked with my neurologist. I’ve talked with all three of my therapists. I even fell asleep in the therapists waiting room. Sleep aids…naaa. More naps, less naps. Valium. Two valiums. Warm milk. You name it, I’ve tried it.

I guess I’m pretty much at the point where I just deal with it. Bedtime is 1-2 am. I’m looking at the clock now and it says 9:15. Only about four hours until bedtime


Since this is my Gallery week….here’s some photos and music about Sleep.


This has been part of Gallery Week. Tomorrow we have some music for you. Here’s another piece I wrote about Sleep.

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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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