Mission impossible



My last EEG test – aren’t those electrodes just the most attractive thing ever?

I’m going into hospital for a sleep-deprived EEG test tomorrow morning. I’ve had a few EEGs on my long journey through the world of epilepsy, including being monitored all night while I slept.


Tomorrow, I need to go in having had about half the sleep I normally get.


The letter I received recommends going to bed two hours later than usual and getting up too hours earlier than usual. That is, by definition, the worst of both worlds. And to cap it all, I’m not allowed to have any coffee tomorrow until after the tests are complete.

No coffee?!
Tomorrow is going to hit over 30C  in London and I have to brave rush hour public transport short on both sleep and caffeine.

I can tell you one thing: it won’t be pretty.

The sole upside is the possibility of spending a few hours in the afternoon sunshine in our garden by way of recovery. After which I’ll spend far too much time trying to scrape the disgusting electrode glue off my bald head, inevitably leaving some somewhere…

Ironically, my sleep has been pretty good over the last week. Just when I could do with some insomnia, I’m sleeping like a baby.

See you on the other side.

  1. Best of luck dude – if it’s any consolation, your electrodes are the ultimate crown of nerdiness! If it was me I’d wrap myself in an escapist fantasy of 3001, where the freshly-defrosted David Bowman gets fitted for the next millennium’s BrainCap technology!

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    1. Love it! Love it! I’ll do my best to be as creative as possible. Though my creativity may be stifled by my sleep deprivation. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂



    2. Oops – Frank Poole, I mean, not David Bowman! He was, like, the other guy and stuff!



  2. Yikes! Sounds like an ordeal… good luck!

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    1. Thanks – it’ll be fine. Just dreading a morning without coffee! 🙂

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