It’s 4 am and I was only able to sleep about an hour sitting in a chair. I’ll have to do the same till my skinned/bruised forehead heals. I’m 79 and need lots of sleep. I quit breathing an average of 36 times an hour and can’t wear my cpap mask because the strap goes over my forehead that is hurt. I fell again this afternoon and my head hit a cabinet and the pain is horrible. The firemen who came to pick me up said not to put anything on the wounded forehead, that it needed air. The pain was horrible and I stood it as long as I could, then patted some prescription Lidocaine on it. My skin is so delicate and I also have a skin disease. I have a number of bruises, but the forehead is the worse and trying to wear the cpap mask would be unbearable, would rub against the wound, and I wouldn’t be able to sleep. In past I’ve tried to sleep w/o mask for other reasons, but I would soon awaken gasping for breathe with nose stopped up and sore throat from breathing through mouth. So I try to sleep sitting up in a chair. I do thank God I didn’t hurt my back this time and I did not have to go to the hospital.
I know most of you are in much worse shape and I’m not complaining. I just needed to share with someone. My TV went out and I finished reading my devotional on internet, so I needed someone to talk to. Thank you all and God bless.