I woke up this morning for the usual early morning bathroom run. 5 AM. As I started to self-assess after sleeping well, even if it was 5 hours, I realized that for the first time in what seems like forever, my neck and upper back did not have much pain or stiffness and I did not have a wicked headache. Praise God!! I finally feel relatively good after days of waking up in that condition.
As I stretched before getting up, my husband asked me how I felt (as he usually does). When I described how I felt, he smiled. Okay, I couldn’t see him smile, the room was dark. But I could tell. Then he said, “I changed your pillow.” He had replaced the new pillow with the old one. He sounded a bit like the cat who ate the canary, he was so proud of himself.
Since I hadn’t known about the switch, it was like a blind study. Single blind in this case because the person performing the experiment knew about the switch but the subject of the experiment did not. If the results hold stable, I will now have to decide what to do with the 2 new pillows we purchased (and no longer have the receipt for). What a dilemma to have. Maybe they’ll be sent out to South Dakota.
As for me, I learned that my body can indeed tell the difference between pillows. This reinforced my belief that the princess in the “Princess and the Pea” story had fibromyalgia. And that I must be a real princess. It also reminded me how much I love my husband – though I hardly needed reminding on that score.
Be back to talk about Fat March later. I was just so excited to sleep well for a change, I had to share it! See ya later.