In/Exhale: S3 – February 2, 2001

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Painsomnia: When Pain Steals My Sleep

Update: A version of this post has been published on The Mighty website!

009c22700bb01ed68008cb0d0a3497b7This morning I sat at the kitchen table and cried.

Alone, while my dogs were napping after their breakfasts and my husband was in the shower getting ready for his day.

Those quiet, yet powerful sobs I’d mastered as a child growing up in a household where any show of emotion would be turned and twisted against me.

About a month ago, I wrote about how sleep was my only escape from the relentless pain. I’ve lost that, too. It’s been a couple weeks since the medicine I used to take to help me sleep through each pain-filled night stopped working. Now, no matter what I do, I wake up multiple times a night, in terrible pain, praying to fall asleep again. I usually do after an hour or two, but it never lasts until I’m again ripped awake.

Being in pain all the time was bad enough. Being sleep deprived and exhausted–which, lucky me, also only makes pain worse–feels like winning the FML (fuck my life for those of you who don’t do the acronym thing) gold metal.

So sometimes I sit and cry, in pain, exhausted, and wishing for a few uninterrupted hours of sleep. Continue reading

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In/Exhale: S3 – February 1, 2001

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In/Exhale – Season 3 – Update

Hey, everyone! I accidentally made an error in the order of the last couple posts of Season 3 on here. I’ve fixed it.

You can also always use the index page for the series to make sure you’re reading in the correct order: http://chiealeman.com/series/inexhale-season-three/

I’m hoping to get started posting the remaining episodes on the story blog very soon, within the next few weeks. It will really depend on some personal situations and what happens (we may be moving). But I’ll try to keep everyone updated.

Thanks for reading!

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In/Exhale: S3 – January 31, 2001

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In/Exhale: S3 – Flashback: December 24, 2000

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Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend: An Update

IMG_8425I don’t talk about myself much, especially what really goes on in the depths of my mind, except for what comes out in my writing. Kai and I are a lot alike in that way, although he sometimes is more open than I am as my way of expressing things I feel I can’t in real life for a lot of reasons. But I felt like I needed to update you all on what’s going on with me, so here I am, baring my soul a little. It’s scary, but life is scary, and I’ve already shared as much as I have already, so why not? It may also help you to understand more of where I’m coming from in the next section of In/Exhale. Continue reading

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In/Exhale: S3 – January 30, 2001

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Google Drive Error Fixed

Hey, everyone! I apologize for those of you who ran into errors while trying to read the most recently posted episodes of In/Exhale!

I neglected to change the permissions in Google Drive, but that has been fixed. I apologize for the inconvenience.

I’ll be posting more of S3 soon and hopefully restart the season within the next few weeks.

Thank you, and happy reading!

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In/Exhale: S3 – January 29, 2001

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