In the first of month of February 2012 I was sick for about a week. The worst I’ve been since before I got married. Thirty years ago the week between Xmas and New Years I was bed ridden for about a week. The same thing happened this time.
I missed two days of work, quite unusual as I pride myself as to never being sick. I do not recall taking any days off in the past ten years. This stint lasted three of my days off and a couple from work days and beyond. Even after my return for two weeks I was taking, quite expensive (no plan), antibiotics. No enjoying of any beers during that time. Had some sitting in the refrigerator begging me to sip/guzzle them.
My sinuses were leaking like a faucet making it impossible for me to sleep on my back, side, or stomach. The continuous drainage of those fluids inflamed them.
For two days and night I had nightmares, if I can call them that. Every time I moved the effect was like another item being scanned at a grocery store line up. There would be a ring and another item would pop up. The worst part of it was that the items were of all the same categories. They were all tap cartridges. As I work in a hardware store and sell these they haunted me for close or over 48 hours. (I’ve only told this to one person before this) No longer a “secret”.
Every time I moved the blankets or a limb a bell would ring and another cartridge would appear. One was not different from any other but I knew somehow inside that they were. I would not see them yet I know it was a different one. There must be thousands on the market.
After that episode another scary thing happened. I could not think of anything! Trying to fall asleep my mind went absolutely blank. I could not bring myself to think or dream of anything. Nothing, nothing at all, not even changelings, pussy, politics, money, tropical weather, family, work, everything was a complete blank as if my mind and memory were disconnected from my consciousness and body. Eery feeling.
I do not wish that upon anyone.
Better now. That was two months ago. Dream or think of what or who I want when I put my head down to fall asleep.