It's been a long time since I've watched a Nopalea infomercial. If you don't know it, it's a product sold on late night television as a "solution" for pain, insomnia, inflammation, and Lyme disease.
They'll give you a free bottle...plus shipping.
I've considered it: especially at four in the morning when I'm pacing the house praying for shut eye.
In the last three hours, I've folded a load of laundry, unloaded the dishwasher, taken an Epsom Salt Bath, rearranged my herbal tea collection, and cleaned out the pantry.
It's an odd, unwelcome surge of energy.
This is not "I'm thinking about stuff; I can't sleep" insomnia.
This is "go to sleep, jolt awake 30 minutes later by tiny children yelling Fire! Fire! Fire!" insomnia.
It's completely unnatural.
In the last three days, I've probably slept 10 hours...and that's being generous. A new protocol could explain last night's fiasco--new herbs/meds/foods can do that. But the night before, and the night before that?? Complete mystery.
You'd think I'd be used to this by now: the whole up, down, no control over your body thing. This kick, however, feels particularly hard. Sleep's been good to me the last several months (just a "normal" bump here and there).
I was hoping this problem was behind me.
In the world of healing, a lot's happening.
New problems are coming out of the woodwork.
New solutions are being looked at.
Diet/protocol's changing again.
It's a lot like war. Bugs hide in corners, under rocks, and in trees. Different ones require different strategies. Take out one soldier...there are hundreds more waiting.
But that's only half of the battle.
Squirming, flipping, flopping, fighting..wishing things were different...that's the real enemy.
So, it's off to dust, walk, sauna, eat oatmeal, make the bed, chop vegetables, and recruit some of these guys.
As George Carlin once said: If you can beat them, arrange to have them beaten.