June 20th, 2013

Anne - What on Earth?

Finally, a test we can sleep through

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

           A while back I was tested for allergies. It’s something that needles me still, in each arm, once a week. During the follow-up meeting, the ear, nose, and throat doctor informed me that my ears were clogged, my nose stuffed, and my throat raw. He also asked how I’d been sleeping.

           “How should I know?” I asked him. “I was asleep.”

           “He doesn’t sleep very well,” my wife put in. “He’s terrible at it. No talent for sleeping at all. However, he snores in the cutest little accents.”

           So the doc ordered a sleep study. Thanks, dear.

           In her defense, apparently the old trick of rolling me over to stop the snoring no longer worked. Stuffing a pillow down my throat also had its drawbacks. To make matters worse, the ENT had discovered I have something called a deviated septum.

          

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