Monday, November 2, 2009

Sleepless in Suzhou (again)

Might as well apologize now already in case you guys experience a little downhill when it comes to blogging this week. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I got a skin rash when I was in Sweden. When I came back to China it spread and got worse, causing me a week of sleepless, itchy night. On Sat morning I was at the bursting point and decided to see a dermatologist. Which was a great move. She explained it as an allergic reaction (not sure to what though) and prescribed me a lot of different pills to take throughout the day. I was especially happy that my “evening medicine” could have a side effect of making me “drowsy” seeing how badly I had slept during the week.

Unfortunately that side effect is just for the lucky ones and after spending the night between Sat and Sunday without being able to get as much as one hour of sleep, I was feeling rather off on Sunday. However, the same story repeated itself this night, so you guys can just imagine what a ghost I look like now. Worse thing: I still cannot sleep! I don’t even feel tired. I just feel kind of weak and whiny, and it is hard to focus on things like reading or writing. I googled the medicine again (it’s basically a strong dose of cortisone) and for some people, the side effect might be temporary insomnia. So there we go. What a way to start the week.


10 comments:

Taso said...

There goes the zombie!
You can't sleep though you sleepy.
The dermatologist cause you more pain. Imagine this, he got well-paid and had nice sleep and leave you as the zombie.......

kanmuri said...

I hope you'll feel better soon. :(

Jonna Wibelius said...

Taso -yeah, not sure what is worse, itchy and sleepless or just sleepless. Or actually, I do. That itchiness was terrible. Now I'm just sleepless. Let's hope it goes away soon!

Kanmuri -thank you! So do I!

Hopfrog said...

A lot of us have been there before. It sucks but don't try and will yourself to sleep or get frustrated. Look at it as an opportunity to catch up on some movies and books and that sleep will come to you naturally.

Jonna Wibelius said...

hopfrog -the not getting frustrated part is the hardest bit. Which makes it even harder to sleep. Ah well, worse things have happened, and I know eventually I'll get there.

bARE-eYED sUN said...

hey, sleepy,
you go get better,
we'll still be here
when you get better.

:-)

..
.ero

Little Tiger said...

Get well soon!!

Carl said...

Hi Jonna! Sorry to hear you had an allergic reaction. I'm very glad it wasn't worse. Would be nice to find out what caused it so you can avoid it in the future though. I agree with the others when they say that sleep will come, just try to avoid stressing out over it. Thanks for blogging to let us know what is happening in your life. Best wishes!

Neil said...

feeling better now?

Jonna Wibelius said...

bare eyed sun, little tiger, carl -thanks guys!!! :)

Neil -still haven't manage to catch up on lost sleep but the wknd is approaching.. yey!