6 Hours Sleep

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Last night I slept 6 hours, which is close to a record the last 6 weeks.  It has been exactly 6 weeks since I crashed and fractured my skull.  Man, 6 weeks seems like a long time ago, but for me, it doesn’t seem that long.  I’m not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing.  All I know is that I that my advice is to try to keep your skull not broken.  I’ve broken a lot of bones in my life and so far, the skull wins as the worst.

I have been taking melatonin before going to bed, but skipped it last night.  I’m not much into pills on a constant basis.  Maybe the tryptophan from the turkey yesterday gave me some extra z’s? Whatever the reason, I’m slowly getting longer nights, which makes me feel better.

I have physical therapy in about an hour.  Gonna try to get realigned to be way less dizzy.  I did it on Wednesday and it worked great.  That was for my right ear.  Now the left.

I’ve never done much on black friday.  I don’t really shop much, so it isn’t that interesting to me. Shopping traffic is kind of foreign to me.  I usually get it the day before Christmas, but that is because of putting off Christmas shopping until last minute.

Thanksgiving dinner was great yesterday.  Stacie brought an organic turkey, whatever that is, and lots of great fruits and such.  Trudi made cranberry sauce and other side dishes too.  The only extra diner was Catherine’s mom.  I went over and picked her up.  I like her alot, so it was super nice seeing her.  Obviously, I haven’t been very social the last 6 weeks.

There is a group ride here this afternoon.  I’m still only riding inside, so I can’t go.  I’m supposed to wait until most if my symptoms are pretty much done before I venture out.  I could, for sure, ride outside now, but that probably isn’t the prudent thing to do.  I’m not going to be riding on any road that has any snow, ice, or even moisture on it for a while.  It isn’t a good idea to hit your head twice very close together.  The 2nd time is way worse than the 1st.  I can’t imagine that and am going to try to avoid experiencing that if at all possible.

Okay, I have to get going.  There are a couple cross races on the internet this weekend.  A World Cup tomorrow, which will be fun to watch.  Crazy it is nearly December.  I hope this turns into a short winter.  I can’t see any upside to winter and head healing.  And it really hasn’t started yet.

Stacie putting stuffing in the turkey.

Stacie putting stuffing in the turkey.

Trudi, Karl and Adam getting ready to ride before the Thanksgiving meal.

Trudi, Karl and Adam getting ready to ride before the Thanksgiving meal.

These turkeys were walking around at Catherine's mom's place. I almost always see wild turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. I wonder why that is?

These turkeys were walking around at Catherine’s mom’s place. I almost always see wild turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. I wonder why that is?

Catherine's mom and me yesterday.

Catherine’s mom and me yesterday.

This bird was at Catherine's mom's. It is beautiful.

This bird was at Catherine’s mom’s. It is beautiful.



9 thoughts on “6 Hours Sleep

  1. The Cyclist

    You seem a little sad looking at those bikes. I would be too I guess. To my knowledge I never cracked my scull, but after hitting it hard and passing out several times I just gave up on road bikes. Instead I ride my all rigid 26er on the road too, and put on winter wheels with stud tires when it’s getting close to freezing. It’s a little slower. But feels lot safer and way more enjoyable than wearing a helmet.

  2. Steve Tilford Post author

    Cyclist – Nah, I wasn’t that said. I was barefoot though, which made for weird walking on acorns. I understand my situation and know if I am patient that I will be able to do just about everything that I did before. I’ve gotten hurt a bunch crashing my bike. I understand the risk and accept it. That being said, a MTB bike on the road is safer. If you’re not in a rush, there is no reason not to ride it. Enjoy.

  3. James

    You better just plan on most of the winter on the trainer. Somebody hook him up w zwift!

    Melatonin is not something to worry about taking. 1-3 mg will do wonders in triggering your sleep cycle.


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