Monday, September 19, 2005

Wired

I am sitting on a bed, in a room, with a tv on with the sound off, my laptop on my lap. A stuffed German Shepherd. A couple of movies ready to put into the laptop if necessary. My cell phone.

And I am wired up like C3PO before he got an exoskeleton.

I'm in a very nice sleep lab. About to get checked for sleep apnea, or any other problems that could be messing with my health.

I was worried it would be like being in a hospital room, but other than feeling like I somehow got caught in a fisherman's net while scuba diving, it's actually really nice.

And I probably did bring too much stuff from home to ensure my comfort levels. Oh, well. :)

It's just so weird to know that data is going to be taken off me... 22 to 24 different squiggly lines, about 500 to 1000 datapoints per 30 seconds. That's a heck of alot of data, and as a computer programmer who has to save data from tests done with my software, I know data!

It's definitely more data than I take with my software, that's for sure.

Yeesh.

And it's all real-time. All very accurate.

As a geek, I was very interested in their server room. What can I say? Rooms that are full of computers and hi-tech gear make me drool!

[Now, rooms full of medical equipment make me run away screaming! :) ]

Anyway, this is a very weird experience for me. Will let you all know how it goes.

But although there are many comforts of home, I really miss my husband and our 2 German Shepherds. My stuffed German Shepherd is just going to be a piss-poor replacement. Ah, well. :)

Goodnight.

Sleep-tight.

Don't let the bed bugs bite.

-- Darth Snoopy, Monday night, almost 10pm.

2 comments:

nancy =) said...

good luck!! post the results, i can't wait to hear how it goes!!

peace...

Anne Arkham said...

Good news about the apnea!

I've had to do the sleep lab thing before. They had to give me a sedative. There was no way I could sleep with all those wires stuck to me.