Monday, March 31, 2008

Sleepover!

I promise this blog won't become too much of a litany of my medical issues, but along with getting more liver tests done I have to go and do an overnight sleep clinic test thingy to discover why I have such a poor relationship with sleep these days. Sleepover! The aim is to find out if I have sleep apnea or not. (Reading the list of symptoms does sound like what I am going through these days, but then internet self-diagnosing is a bit like horoscopes - you can make it fit if you try hard enough.)

Anyhoo. Sleepover! I wonder if they'll let me stay up late talking about boys, pledging to be BFFs with the night nurse, watching a DVD of "High School Musical" and braiding someone's hair?



[Updated: JESUSMARYANDJOSEPH, I just booked my appointment for an abdominal ultrasound and they said it can cost around $200. Crap! I don't know how much of that I can claim back, but if I'm going to spend that sort of money I expect a full service happy ending, know what I'm sayin'? Maybe even a cup of tea and a biscuit afterwards.]

7 comments:

Ur-spo said...

good luck; lots of people end up sleeping quite well at these things - because they feel safe there
others sleep not at all as it is so lab-like
I hope they find some matter for you.

The Other Andrew said...

I am completely hopeless in a strange bed though as I'm such a light sleeper, so I'm not sure I'll sleep at all. It's worth a try though.

Quatrefoil said...

I have to organise a sleepover at a sleep clinic sometime too, so I'm all set for a pyjama* party and you can braid my hair - I've always wanted to try the African braids. There's got to be some point to the insomnia.

(* of the all-encompassing flanelette passion-killer variety)

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

MsFoil, these days I'm not sure any of us are up to wearing the baby-doll type twin sets... if we ever were ;-)

my only problem with sleep these days is toddler-induced. can I come on the sleepover and do a bit of catch up?

TOA, WHO is the creepy guy in the middle of the pillow fight? I'm thinking mid-west baptist minister but I could be wrong...

The Other Andrew said...

I just googled pic'd "sleepover" and this pic was one I got. I'm not sure who it is?!

OK, so Sarah, Speedy and I, sleepover!

It does beg the question what to wear to this thing. I hadn't thought about that. Guess I have to buy some pyjamas...

yani said...

Interestingly I'm a really deep sleeper once I drop off (I once slept through a thunderstorm that happened pretty much right over the house when I was a kid), but I'm the same way about sleeping in a strange bed... takes me forever to get to sleep...

Mel said...

As I recall from my last abdominal ultrasound, here in the states they bill somewhere around $600 for the procedure. Took all of about 30 min. Well, except that it was done by a very nice, very gay student sonographer who had his work double-checked, so it might have taken a smidge longer.