I often have allot of nights that I am up with pain, I don't usually get on the computer, sometimes I will rock in the rocking chair, or pace the floor, until the break through meds kick in! I have a time between 3 or 4 in the afternoon till around 7 PM that I am extremely sleepy, and then I start waking up, and uusually am wide awake till after 1 AM sometimes later, then go to bed but often if I have pain I am up and down, sometimes I leave my sleep Apnea VPAP mask on and pace the floors looking like Darth Vader! ( with my mod to my mask it is such a hassle putting on and taking it off, that I just leave it on and disconnect the hose from it! Today has not been a good day and tonight is worse because of the storms, and change in weather, that always stirs up pain in my back!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV