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Thursday, August 10, 2006
No More Discovery Health Channel
I had a crazy nightmare last night, or this morning really, at around 3a.m. I know because I looked up at the clock when I sat straight up in bed to feel my face and make sure there wasn't blood all over it.

My mom told me when I was little that dreams are all the junk stored in your brain from the day, and that junk comes out all mixed up sometimes. Well she's got a point. Last night immediately before bed I was reading The Mists of Avalon and Igraine the High Queen, who was now living in a nunnery after the death of the High King kept, thinking she heard her daughter crying out for her in pain. (Meanwhile her daughter was halfway across the country having a baby that Igraine didn't know about.)

Ok that's situation 1.

Immediately before I started reading I was watching a teenage boy get have gastric bypass surgery on the Discovery Health Channel.

Situation 2.

So I suppose I shouldn't have be surprised to find myself on an operating table, fully awake, while some surgeons dug away at something near my upper left thigh. I could feel it, but I wouldn't say it was painful. Then something went wrong and I heard the surgeons start to panic and felt blood spurting out of my femoral artery and felt it splattering on my face. I felt one of the surgeons plunge her hand into my incision and try to put her finger into the place where the bleeding was coming from. And I began screaming and screaming and calling for my mother.

It was rather awful, and was still so vivid in my mind when I sat down at the computer this morning, that I thought maybe if I got it all down it would lose some of its immediacy.

posted by LoRi~fLoWer
  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger Sarah said…

    I watch waaay too much Discovery Health Channel (it's 115 here on Time Warner Cable) and I am a hypocondriac, so rather than have it affect my dreams, it affects my waking hours.

    Examples -- things I worry about before I go to bed--
    1) What if I have a flesh eating tumor on my leg?
    2) What if I have Prater Willi Syndrome?
    3) What if I am a 600 pound man?
    4) What if I am a Little Person with a bone condition?
    5) What if I am carrying the dead fetus of my twin?
    6) What if I have Tourettes?

    It never stops. That channel is so disgustingly addicting. And all of the good stuff comes on after 11pm.

  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger Sally said…

    I hate having dreams so vivid and disturbing like that. Do you know if you screamed out loud and disturbed your roommate or neighbors?

  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger Dallas DYSfunction said…

    I don't retain very many dreams/nightmares. I guess I'm lucky or just doped up on wierd medication. Did you watch the SciFi Movie on the Mists of Avalon... it was kind of cheesey

  • At 2:48 PM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    Sarah: it's a good thing you don't have my job then!

    Sally: I don't think I screamed out loud. But I remember being realize surprised that I woke up. Whereas, usually some part of my brain realizes that I'm dreaming.

    dd: Nope, didn't see the TV movie but I can see where it could go very wrong.

  • At 11:18 PM, Blogger mist1 said…

    I love hearing/reading about other people's dreams. I sleep with a dream interpretation book under my pillow. That way, when I wake up I can look everything up immediately before I forget.

  • At 9:15 AM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    any theories on this one, mist1?

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