Sunday, October 10, 2010
Dreamtime in Missouri
I have started dreaming again. I had not realized I was not dreaming until I started again. I am sure I stopped because I did not have enough thyroid hormone. Dreaming is one way I know I am getting restful sleep (when I actually sleep). With hypothyroidism you may sleep for hours, yet wake and not feel rested. T4 replacement therapy fixes this somehow. With The Headache and hypothyroidism, I get to sleep for a couple of hours, and not feel rested. Sigh.
I remember how tired I was when I was first diagnosed with thyroid deficiency. I knew the thyroid medication was working because I started dreaming again. It had been a long long time since I had had a dream I remembered. I also woke up from sleep feeling refreshed, like I had been breathing buckets of cold fresh mountain air after thyroid hormone replacement. Restful, wonderful sleep! I love it! I miss it!!!
The dream I had last night stuck with me. I was driving in the mountains in the dark next to a river that was mirroring the mountain road - going up and down hills. I could hear the rushing water in the darkness and saw the dark blue gleam of the moon off the current. I parked my vehicle in a warm yellow cave where the river ended, and next I knew I was flying along a road that was surrounded by tall buildings and waterfalls. So many waterfalls - everywhere I looked there were beautiful clear blue waterfalls. Somehow I knew the river fed the city of waterfalls. Like the river, the sound of the waterfalls filled the air, and the water hugged hills and valleys in a way that defied gravity. Near one glass towering building a pyramid of waterfalls was topped by a hovering revolving orb of water. The road kept going on and on and on and the waterfalls sparkled and fizzed and burbled with new structures and new waterfalls every so many blocks. As I flew from the darkness into sunlight sparkling off dancing waters I woke up happy and relaxed. Ahhhhh.
I started taking cyclosporine today. I am to stay at my initial low dose for a couple of weeks, but may have to increase the dosage. Dr. Calm gave me a prescription for it last Thursday. My face has been swollen the last couple of days from mild angioedema, hoping this will fix my fat lippitis. I used ice last week to bring the swelling down before going to work, but that then starts issues with my facial pain from The Headache. Wish I could disconnect an illness and put it on a back burner or maybe cure one disease before I start working on the next one.