Fighting Sleep Apnea II

A short post, I’m afraid, as I’m about to be wired up for my second sleep lab test. This one will test the effectiveness of the sleep apnea machine in stopping my storing. This way, they’ll get a better idea of exactly what pressure to use in keeping my throat open and my nights long and restful. I don’t expect this night to be all that restful, but hopefully it will bode well for the later nights.

It’s been a busy weekend and early part of the week, thanks to Vivian’s fourth birthday. Hard to believe that my little girl is four years old already, but she is, and I expect that she’ll remember this day for years to come because we’re celebrating it not once, not twice, but three times. We had cake with the grandparents yesterday, a school party today, and now her school friends are coming over for a party tomorrow. Yes, that rite of passage is due, but fingers crossed, it will pass with flying colours.

What little time we’ve had in between getting ready to party and cleaning up the messes afterwards has been spent writing — except not on this blog. Icarus Down is now over 6700 words, and I’m hoping to have a scene ready to post in a couple of days. I’ve had some interesting scene ideas for the later chapters, but I don’t know how they connect to each other in the narrative. But then, that’s how some writers write: they imagine a bunch of neat scenes that they like very much, and they spend the next year or so charting out the path between them. Maybe it will be this way for Icarus Down.

Anyway, it’s time for me to get wired up, so I’d best post now, and bid you adieu until tomorrow.

(Update: 10:06 a.m. Wednesday): It’s done. It went well. I slept through most of the night, waking up only twice. Certainly a much more fulfilling sleep than I had on my first test. It will be four to six weeks before I get any official results, but there is some suggestion that I may need to turn up the pressure on my sleep apnea machine.

I’m still amazed that you can sleep with all of those wires on you.

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