Re: sleep depravation


After retiring from 30 years of Histology work, I still have dreams about
working, will it ever end.  It has only been a few months.  Actually, I remember
that it took about 3 years to stop dreaming about my mother being alive, after
she died.  I dreamed the other night that I got in trouble with my boss in the
lab for doing too much non lab work, like planning meetings and reading
histonet.  I was glad to wake up and find that I couldn't get into trouble
anymore for not doing my lab work.

"Dawson, Glen" wrote:

> Bruce,
> I think the job IS killing you.  I find myself leaving late with the feeling
> that I just didn't get quite enough done.  I also think about the job before
> falling asleep & once the brain juices get flowing, I have a very hard time
> catching those z's.  To top it all off, once I'm in dreamland, I have the
> pleasure (many times) of doing even more histology and IHC in my dreams.
> It's the histology curse that afflicts us all.
> A fellow glutton for sleep depravation punishment,
> Glen Dawson  BS, HT & IHC (ASCP)
> Lead IHC Technologist
> Milwaukee, WI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Gapinski []
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:31 PM
> To: ''
> Subject: sleep depravation
> Do any of my fellow Histologists suffer from sleep depravation? I find that
> the older I get the harder it is to switch to an earlier shift. I get
> something we've dubbed 2nd day syndrome. It's not the first day waking up 1
> or 2 hrs earlier but the second day. I feel ill, and cranky. I'll bet it's
> akin to jet lag.
> It's to the point that I truly hate covering for anyone on vacation.
> Furthermore, do you wake up early on your days off? I find it difficult to
> get on "regular" hours except when I take my 3 week vacation. By the end I'm
> much better shape. I think more clearly and I feel really good. Is this job
> killing me?  Sleep is important, and I'll bet I'm not alone. How do you
> cope?
> Respectfully,
> Bruce Gapinski HT(ASCP)

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