Sleep Study

Yesterday, I drove down to the hospital in New Hampshire to pick up my sleep study kit. An hour down there and an hour back is a bit ridiculous for a fifteen minute appointment, but I got the kit. I had to wear it last night. Essentially, it’s a belt that goes around your chest, a breathing tube for your nose that doesn’t supply oxygen but monitors breathing, and a fingertip blood pressure cuff. The whole thing was terribly uncomfortable, and I slept in fits all night long. I was so excited when my alarm went off at 6:15 so I could take off this apparatus. Now I have to put it in the box they gave me, slap on their FedEx label, and mail it back. I’ll find out the results in 5-6 weeks.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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