Insomnia – My Mind Will Not Rest

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.

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9 thoughts on “Insomnia – My Mind Will Not Rest

  1. vanbytheriver December 11, 2015 / 4:47 am

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

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    • Kitt O'Malley December 11, 2015 / 11:16 am

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

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  2. Just Plain Ol' Vic December 10, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Sounds very familiar.

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  3. D. Wallace Peach December 10, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    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.

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  4. Laura P. Schulman, MD, MA December 10, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    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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