Thursday, January 10, 2013

You Said What?

Today I am linking up with another medical support your loved one blog over at Medicine: A Love Story. A big thanks to her for giving me something to write about today, because what I had planned was just awful, and I might use it tomorrow. Her blog has only been up a few weeks, but so far I have found it delightful and I might have a little blog envy. It is beautiful, young, hip, full of life.... all of the things I am not:-)

The topic for the link up is strange conversations you've had as a result of sleep deprivation.

At our house my husband is in a perpetual state of sleep deprivation. Coupled with my rotating cycle of sleep deprivation in 1 year intervals over the last 8 years due to small children, and you have a couple that really could use an entire weeks vacation just to sleep. But my husband tells me that it is impossible to catch up on sleep and you can't make it up. Too bad, so sad.

Most of our evening conversations are:

H: snorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

M: (in my head) I wish he would stop snoring, I can't go to sleep with that noise. I really shouldn't wake him up because on a scale of sleep needs his is off the charts. But I know that he wouldn't want me to be kept  up by his snoring because he values my sleep more than his own.

H: snorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

While I can't pick out a particular "conversation" I will say that lack of sleep does impact his ability to remember actual conversations we have had. Some of them have been important. And then we get into the "I told you", "no you didn't" arguments in which I usually win. Important things now get texted to him as a permanent record so there is proof when the time comes. And it will.

Thank you Medicine: A Love Story for providing another platform to share our medical experiences and grow a community that thrives on connections with complete strangers (my favorite friends). Best of luck on your new blog!
Medicine: A Love Story


  1. I love her new blog too! Yours is totally just as cute & delightful as well fyi :)

  2. Oh man, snoring is the worst! My favorite remedy is the gentle nudge/kick and then when they half wake up, pretend that you're totally sleeping and they they roused themselves awake. Not that I ever done this. (But clearly, I have.)

  3. You're so sweet!! If my blog had a back cover, that quote would definitely go on it as praise from other authors! ;)

    Y has started snoring, too. Residency onset snoring? Is that a thing? Luckily he can fall asleep really easily, so I usually just start messing with his face until he wakes up, and he instantly falls asleep and the snoring resets itself.

    A friend of a friend is married to a resident, is also a resident herself, and has infant TWINS. I wonder if they even have a bed.


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