this morning, 5 a.m., i woke up with excruciating cramps. i think i might have even howled in pain- it's all sort of unclear now. i fumbled my way through the kitchen and, knowing we didn't have any of my favorite alleve, took some (five) tylenol that was there .
when my alarm went off an hour later, i rose a bit. and when i say a bit, i mean i entered into a state of non-asleepness enough to realize that something was terribly wrong. i was dying. i could not lift my head from the pillow, could not figure out what was going on, and yet somehow managed to call a sub for my class (i have no recollection of actually
doing this, but the phone was by the bed, so i can assume i did), and fall back into a deep state of sleep.
at 10 a.m., i finally roused enough to know something was terribly wrong. although i could now lift my head off the pillow, i was in a state of foginess and confusion that i have never before experienced. this must be quite a period, i thought to myself.
i went to go check what i had taken last night, to make sure it wasn't something illegal in most states. that's when i realized i had taken 5 tylenol PM's at 5 a.m., and hour before i was supposed to get up. it is now 2:00 and i still am not with the program.
note to self: CHECK YOUR LABELS!