May the angels guide, protect and shower you with love tonight. Sweet dreams.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
The Glorious Mundane
For the most part my life is made up of the rather normal mundane aspects of being. Eating, sleeping, cleaning, etc. Truly exceptional experiences are pretty rare, hence the adjective exceptional. When some part of my normality is taken away I find myself readjusting, remaking normal, with a renewed appreciation for what was unnoticed, taken for granted. A side effect of Velcade slowly crept into my sleep over the last month. Restless leg syndrome or in my case more technically termed "Nocturnal Leg Cramps" focused in the calves but present in the thighs and feet to varying degrees. After a few sleepless weeks with countless attempts at relief ranging from prescriptions, supplements, massage, spas and heat packs to exercise to just plan old staying up all night and sleeping during the day I have been sleeping again. Fourteen hours last night - ye ha. Qigong and a walking meditation seem to have helped the most, but like any good scientist I can't say that with much certainty. I haven't taken Velcade in almost a month and maybe time is all I needed. Well whatever the cause the glorious mundane activity of a warm spa followed by a peaceful sleep is absolutely angelic.