Did ya know about night sleep an breathing???

Do not ask where I heard this, read it or anything… it just reflects the kind of night I had and have had since last Friday and the BP med I am now taking…

I heard that when we sleep, you pretty much only breathe through one sinus nostril or nasal passage during sleep and that makes sense… our body basically shuts down when we sleep and if you are in REM, you are paralyzed or some weird brain thing and you respirations slow down, so does the heart and the brain goes into what ever mode it does during rest… that is what most of us do…

Me, not so much and never have and this, I think I can explain, but we will see… Sleep is not something I am getting any of… and my body is running low on fuel, because of that…

When the sinus issues started in military in 78 with what they called allergy testing… I am allergic to ragweed, so I get hay fever… I have no other allergies… and that allergy testing was anything but fun…

Well when the allergies bother me, I have tons of drainage… I bet I could fill an olympic pool after all these decades… now here is where it gets weird… When the drainage happens, I can get rid of it doing the normal stuff, blow nose, cough it up or take some kind of expectorant to help break it up… now the weird part, that I am dealing with now.. and have for decades… the difference…

I have nothing to get rid of, but… I am swollen in my maxillary and sigmoid sinus area and it’s not the sinus that is swollen and I can tell that, because I have felt this problem since Japan…1968…

It’s my veins or how ever that stuff works that is swollen and when it happens, there is not a damn thing I can do to get it to clear up, except try all these crazy ideas… stick head in freezer and cool the head down… step outside and let the cool night air hit my head and freeze while doing it… put cold compress on the area that feels swollen, sleep up right in the recliner or just get out of bed and wait for the blood flow to do its thing and release and allow me to breathe through that sinus area…

When this happens during sleep, I cannot breathe, because the natural mechanism that closes off the sinus, does not recognize the unnatural mechanism that is closing the other side… you know, right and left nostril, yada, yada, yada… and when this is all happening, the side that is swollen from what ever is going on in my brain, will make the eyes or that area, it will hurt to touch it…it will hurt in the ears, it will hurt in the sinus it will hurt in the skull… the pain in the right lobe will be more noticeable, like it is this morning and was all night… so yep, don’t piss me off today, sleep deprived Maggi is a bitchy Maggi…!!!

Anyhow, according to the science on DAVF’s and how the sinus area is impacted… this is something I have lived with since Japan and it started out minor, and barely impacted my sleep… now it is life altering and destroying any chances I have of being mentally and physically capable of dealing with this…

So that X-ray vision my doctor has… I got a feeling next week, it is going to get put in the garbage and you know what… bet I get zero apology….

As I sit in my little room and the cool air hits my body, the sinus pressure on the right side subsides, but the pain in the right lobe is making damn sure I know it is there… and I know from experience… I will deal with confusion, motor skills and balance today…

All because our health care professionals are now psychic instead of trained professionals… Health care in America, not impressed and frankly I never will be… it is more about their ego and their feelings than the very patients they swore and oath to do no harm…

After watching Trump and the GOP and christians in action… It is obvious oaths have zero value in America… and if you are not an informed patient… you will die… because for any of them to own their behavior…

Hell will freeze over first…

oh jeez, just stretched and it reminded me of the blood I hear flowing in my veins by my ear that isn’t connected to anything acute… UGH!!! and that ringing sound, it does exactly what the science says it should for a fistula in my right lobe… wonder if my score will go up and doctors will be in the negative… hope I am alive and cognizant to find that out!!!!

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I Remember… Margie… please do…

Sgt. USAF DAV