Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tummy Tuck Timeline: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Good, uninterrupted sleep (sans muscle relaxers) is a hard commodity to come by post tuck, I have discovered. It is just difficult to get into a comfortable position. I have always been a side sleeper, curled into the fetal position with a pillow between my knees (I can't stand to have my bare legs touching together in the night - I also CANNOT sleep nude, but that is another story altogether). However, since the surgery, when sleeping on my back is not an option (unless I am propped on several pillows with a pillow under my knees), and sleeping on either side becomes painful because of the zippers that run down the sides of my binder, it takes a loooong time to fall asleep, and when I do, it has been very fitful, with strange dreams. 

The first several days after surgery when I was hopped up on the goofball, I dreamt of tunnels in various shapes and sizes. After telling my friend Natty Lite, who herself has had several somewhat prophetic or "visionistic" dreams, if you will, she sent me the following:

To see a tunnel in your dream, represents the vagina, womb, and birth. Thus it may refer to a need for security and nurturance.

To dream that you are going through a tunnel, suggests that you are exploring aspects of your unconscious. You are opening yourself to a brand new awareness. Alternatively, it indicates your limited perspective as in the phrase "tunnel vision." Are you being close minded or narrow-minded in some issue?

To see the light at the end of a tunnel, symbolizes hope. You will navigate through life and all its difficulties with great success. Alternatively, it also indicates the end of your journey and the realization of your goals.


Wow - that is pretty amazing. I do put stock in dreams and their symbolism. To some, I'm sure it is a lot like horoscopes, so general that it could mean whatever you want it to mean, but I personally believe there is something more to it.

Last night's dream, though, I'm not so sure. Ames and I were going to a skating and pool party, and were THO EXTHITED because there were going to be some cute boys there, one of whom I now realize looked suspiciously like Tamra Barny's SKEEVY new boyfriend Eddie (you see my hesitation to believe this dream had something of import now, I am sure...)

I was stressing out because I COULD NOT PICK OUT AN OUTFIT TO WEAR, was running out of time and had not shaved, so it was a bit like welcome to the jungle "DOWN THERE" if you catch my drift. Again, you can see why this dream may not mean anything other than what it means. Add to that the stress that Amy and Natty were already dressed and gorgeous, there was a random shark swimming through an open window (I have a LOT of shark dreams too), and well, it puts a bit of pressure on a girl. Thank GOD I woke up.

Anyhoozle, I have no idea what any of this means and am typing furiously before a) I forgot said dream, and b) my kids spontaneously combust upstairs from screeching because they want someone to come get them outta jail...errr....bed.

So am I the only one with weird dreams? Share. This is a safe place.

Merci!
Shan

2 comments:

Brassy said...

Damn gurl, you be trippin'

heidiluxe said...

i think they call this withdrawal.

every once in a while i will have a dream that thomas and i are bffs with posh and becks and she wants to borrow my clothes and i'm so embarassed by what size and i am and that most of my stuff came from target.