goathead wrote:...fever dreams...
gyre wrote:But it sounds like you're talking about a more dramatic experience.
Nine days without a post -- mental healthiness has broken out all over the land!
About that business of dreams.
I'm reading a novel where the protagonist suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and he talks of sweating profusely during nightmares.
And earlier, somewhere else (non-fiction), I've read that we do not remember the many dreams we have while we sleep; but only the last one, the one that is still more-or-less running when we wake up.
Third, I used to find myself soaked in sweat in the middle of the night, quite often. For some time -- years -- it was routine for me to change my shirt and pillow in the middle of the night.
Finally, there was the recent dream, out of the blue, where I killed my father.
Putting these four items together, it occurs to me that I may have had a lot of narsty dreams that I do not remember. I used to think of the sweating as a result of temperature changes in the house; the number of blankets I had over me, and maybe kicked off me; that sort of thing. Now I'm not so sure. Considering how close I have been to Intolerable Desperation, maybe years of "secret" nightmares would explain some things? Is this plausible?
Elliot wrote:Appreciate your input, NessaZee!
2.... Right. But if I have nightmares I don't remember, it does not do any good, now does it? From what I understand, there is no guarantee that a nightmare will wake us up while it is happening, so we can remember it and go to work on dealing with the stuff.
NessaZee wrote:...what if one didn't need to be awake to deal with suppressed emotions? Don't you sometimes feel really good in the morning? My thoughts are that we deal with our emotions on a sub-conscious level as well. In fact I think much of our 'conscious analyzing' actually impedes our ability to work through some things...
ibdave wrote:Elliot, been walking/sleeping in your shoes for awhile now..3-4 yrs..
Truth, without this thread and the ability to read and HIDE, you fucker's SAVED ME..TRUTH.
as Elliot was at his lowest, I was too. Wife had to leave for the holidays (thanksgiving) to escape my madness. If I was going, she was smart to not be around.. Now stop with the she should have, could have shit.. 30+ yrs with her and she seen it all... So no soapbox please.
What she didn't know, I was listening to you fuckers with open mind. As Elliot typed, it was as though we were in the same room and so I let his wonderful words do my talking.. Thank You Elliot for stripping it all off and tell it as it was/is... Love you man... Firefox, Love you for you insight and book.... yup have the book, but I'm sacred of it. My wife has read more and nods her head a lot.. The rest of this FAMILY, I LOVE YOU ALL. Thanks.
My road to a better ibdave is improving everyday and been to the Doc for the 1st chat and head back for the Bi-polar work up during the end of the month I hope.
Ya think because were paying our COBRA each month, I'd get in faster...
so, I'll keep ya updated and again, thanks for truly SAVING MY LIFE.......
AntiM wrote:I love you all so much. Thank you.
maryanimal wrote:AntiM wrote:I love you all so much. Thank you.
Ditto...well said M! *hugs*
TinkerMom wrote:And can see how we are all so much a like.
ygmir wrote:...or is it just my machine?
maryanimal wrote:I noticed that too, but it doesn't matter how it started, it only matters that it's here for whoever needs it, or us...
(((((( squishy tight hugs for all of you)))))))
NessaZee wrote: Knowing that ... all of you are somewhere close keeps tinges of loneliness manageable.
FIGJAM wrote:You missed last year and look what happened!
Elliot wrote:FIGJAM wrote:You missed last year and look what happened!
That's no joke!
Although it was definitely my mental troubles that caused me to miss last year in the first place -- my inability to earn a living and pay for the trip. Then in September I started going further downhill -- at least partly because I had missed the highlight of the year. A vicious circle.
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