Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Isn't It Ironic?

I still enjoy singing along to Alanis Morissette's song Ironic whenever I hear it on the radio (every once in a blue moon). Isn't it ironic?

I was thinking about a few things on my drive home from work today, and a couple of ironies popped into my mind.

First, why is it that so many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have insomnia and other sleep problems? It seems like a cruel joke. I, myself, have had bouts of insomnia on and off for the past several years. While my insomnia seemed to have gotten better for a while, the past few days have been especially challenging. I've alternated between having trouble falling asleep and having trouble staying asleep.

I also think it's ironic that I've been losing my hair because I've actually been trying to grow it out to donate it to an organization called Locks of Love that provides wigs to kids who have lost their hair. I haven't gotten a real hair cut since June of 2008. On a side note, I think the hair loss is finally slowing down (knocking on wood) because not as much hair has come out today.

Isn't it ironic?


perpetualspiral said...

I always think that the sleeping issue is a chicken and egg problem in CFS/ME (and fibromyalgia). If our bodies can't get good quality sleep, they can't restore and recover. It is no wonder then that these diseases effect all of our body systems. Sleep is one of the biggest and best healing activities, and yet those of us who need it most seem to get the least.

Myself, I sleep so poorly (horrible sleep quality), I have to have 10-12 hours a night or I'm dead to the world. ONCE I actually slept well - a few years ago I woke up actually feeling refreshed. Like healthy people feel when they wake up, like you are supposed to feel. It was the most amazing thing ever. My goal is to find out how I did it and try to do it again LOL.

Jozephine said...

It's like raaaaynnnn on your wedding daaay,
It's a freee riiiiide when your already laate,

Great one for the car.

I've notice the sleep thing. The more fatigued I am, the harder it is to sleep, almost like sleeping requires a bit of energy.

alyson said...

It's the good advice that you just didn't take,
Who would've thought...it figures

It is a great car song.