Here Be A Dragon

>> Monday, February 16, 2009

I wasn't quite truthful when I said in my profile that I wasn't going to slay dragons. I do have one dragon, but it's not one that I want to slay ... I just want him to stop breathing fire!!!

My husband, the fire breathing dragon, snores. He has sleep apnea. And, before you say, "he needs a CPAP machine", he has one. It's tucked away in a dark corner of his man cave.

I used to blame my constant state of exhaustion on my fulltime career. Now that I am retired, I know the truth. I'm exhausted because I never get to sleep. My husband's snoring either wakes me continually throughout the night or keeps me in the land of not quite asleep yet not quite awake.

How many women go to their physician complaining of exhaustion and just plain being tired all the time? Long before I retired, I sought the help of a physician only to have him shrug this off as a "woman's complaint" ... making me feel that I was not taking good care of myself, and recommending that I take over-the-counter or prescription meds to help me sleep. I have a much safer solution. I send my husband to his man cave to snore the night away so that I can get an occasional good nights sleep. This is a much better solution than putting chemicals in my body.

2 comments:

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com February 16, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

My condolences Swanee! I have a dragon of my own! Sometimes, he decides his "machine" is not helping him, and I have to remind him that it helps ME! LOL! Hurray for the man cave!

Foxan March 3, 2009 at 3:02 PM  

I am sorry to hear about your problem :(
I've became a dragon myself recently, with all that post-pregnancy overweight, grmf. Poor hubby complains sometimes...
But it is not as bad as you have it.
Yet.

Gotta get a cave... ;)