Found this draft scrap of writing that I wrote 17 days ago. My hypomanic racing thoughts and insomnia did lead to finding solutions, but the solutions are long-term, not short term. Patience is required now.

4:15 am: third time I awoke this evening. My mind will not rest, will not cease looking for solutions to the health crisis in our family. Unfortunately crises such as this – mine being age related health issues incapaciating my parents, specifically my mother’s stroke over a week ago – can trigger mood cycling – for me hypomania.
Grief is a bitch.
I worry, too, about my son. My husband took last week and this week off work to pinch hit for me at home.


9 responses to “Insomnia – My Mind Will Not Rest”

  1. Thank you. Still in my jammies and it’s close to mid-day, so I am relaxing.

  2. Been there. Take it one day at a time, Kitt. And take care of yourself. It’s easy to get lost.

  3. Thinking of you, Kitt. ???

  4. Sounds very familiar.

  5. So sorry to hear about your mom’s stroke and how much grief that is causing you. The best to you all in this tough time.

  6. Thank you. I’ll check it out.

  7. I’m so sorry about your mom. I remember my dad’s strokes and how helpless I felt.
    One little thought: when I was practicing Medical Acupuncture I treated A LOT of post-stroke patients. I had nothing short of miraculous success. People talking, walking, all sorts of things, recovering. Not Chinese acupuncture. Look at the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture website. They have a locator for a Physician Acupuncturist near you.

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