Diary of an insomniac.
Monday, 24th of January, 2011 @ 05:41 AM
A week now, again, like this. Workdays a few hours daily seeing doctors, having all possible forms of therapy, and then nothing to do. Trying to exercise as part of my therapy but it's boring alone. Angie has her chores, taking care of her mother, and her friends and social activities, I'm often too weak to follow even I was allowed, even wanted and asked to do that. I feel my current disability slows her down, so I often stay home.
Going to bed every night together, I've promised that, but it normally ends me leaving the bedroom as soon as I hear Angie snoring
I sleep an average of 3 to 4 hours a day, normally in two sets of 1.5 to 2 hours; once in the late afternoon or early evening, once in the late morning. The whole body feels exhausted until it can't take the lack of sleep anymore, then in about every 8 to 10 days I sleep one or two 10 hour nights like a baby, and the cycle starts again.
Staying online quite a lot nowadays. My computer usage timer shows I use the computer an average of 7 hours and 20 minutes per day (the average of past 60 days). It might not sound so much, compared to some other geeks here, but you should notice it stops counting when computer has been idle for 30 seconds, meaning that for instance if I now find an interesting issue on lets say Virtualization section and reading it and thinking of my reply before posting takes like 15 minutes, the counter thinks I was not using computer. Or if I have a break now, stop typing this for a few minutes to get some more coffee from kitchen, that time is not counted. When you add these idle moments when I'm reading a webpage or thinking what to type, it adds at least a few daily hours to that 7 hours 20 minutes.
In accordance of the new household rules, set by the CEO of our household, the Mrs., I'm only allowed one 6 centiliter tumbler of whisky three times a week (a bit over 2 fluid ounce), compared to a few bottles a week before the strokes. What she doesn't see can't harm her so I might enjoy some more of that divine golden liquid on some nights, but normally I stay within the rules. It's just that this, staying online all night long, was so much funnier earlier in my life when I normally was a bit intoxicated most of the time... Now it's sometimes really boring, especially when there's nothing happening here. I mean, of course here happens something all the time but as everybody else I have my favorite forums (Virtualization is number one) and sometimes there simply isn't interesting new issues on those forums I mainly follow (causing me to post s*** like this...)
6:02 AM. Newspaper and coffee.