I love this thread! Dreams! Bad Weather! New Meds! Old Meds! MRI's! SI Pain! Sounds like a book about CP for those who've been around the block---dancing in the streets, Freya!
Love the image of your husband reading YOUR dreams, when HE'S bored! LOL! And dreaming in color: I usually do, and most of mine include music, or some sort of soundtrack. No credit-crawl at the end, yet, but I'm working on it!
Dreaming is a necessity for sanity. Studies have shown that when sleepers are awaked b4 they go into the REM portion (dream state) they are not refreshed the next day, no matter how long they sleep. (Remember when our kids were little & we were yanked awake every few hours? Not only the short-sleep time, but the lack of dreaming made us zombies.) So the quality of your sleep can be indicated by how long you are in the stage 4/REM dream mode. My hubby is a lousy sleeper---hardly ever dreams, moves around all night, does have some apnea...when he went to the hosp sleep center for a DX, they watched him flop around all night & said he'd only been in the REM stage for 15 minutes during a total of 7 hrs of "sleep"---and that was why he was always exhausted & worn-out. It's better now, but he still doesn;t remember his dreams.
I sleep like a log, look like I'm dead, hardly move & dream really intensely. Even now, w/ all this pain, give me a Restoril & I'm out for at least 6 hrs, which is pretty good, considering the amout of pain lately.
So here's to a good nights' sleep for us all! We have a sunny day--will send it EAST to PALady --can't do much for the 115 degree heat wave, tho..sorry. Oh, yes, Lady: I did have SI joint problems on/off last year...even had an injection in there...I know what you mean about that pain...and walking funny, like Charlie Chaplin when it's bad. Comes/goes...ach, what can you do?
Will get back here tomorrow, maybe w/ MRI DX....gotta go for a PM walk now, been sitting too long!
Nov. 06-- Lammy @ L4, removal of spinal cystic tumor @ L4/5(benign)
Dec. 06--Re-operation for post-surgical spinal fluid leak. 2nd surgery caused sciatic nerve damage & radiculopathy in R leg/foot, increased spinal instability (grade 1 spondy, 17%), epidural scar tissue binding nerve roots, damaged facet joints & worsened DDD @ L4/5
Jan. 08--PLIF fusion/discetomy surgery w/pedicle screw instrumentation @ L4/L5, another lammy (@ L/5 this time) & bone marrow harvest from left iliac crest for packing bone around disc cages after total discectomy @ L4/5.