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NYU – Pfizer Drug Trial: Day 6

snowSleep. The Good Kind. And NYC Shuts Down

I am becoming fully convinced that there is nothing quite as healing as a good night’s rest. The past few nights I’ve had the best sleep (NO nightmares!) I’ve had in years… I can’t even remember the last time I’ve slept this well. It’s been a deep, restful sleep. Not the kind you get from a sleeping pill. Just a very natural feeling rest. Despite the rock-hard beds at the Jolly Madison. Amazing location, beds of steel. 😉

Is it medication? Is it exhaustion? Again, only time will tell. Dr Neumeister tells me that I should find out if I am taking a placebo or medication by May.

I know that in just a couple days the study will be over, and things will go back to the way they were. At least for the most part. I can only hope that if this is medication, it becomes FDA approved so that others with PTSD can benefit from it long term.

It’s been a long road getting here. But it was totally worth it. I am making a difference. Even if I am taking the placebo, the data gathered has value.

I LOVE THE SNOW! The city still isn’t moving a whole lot, but it sure looks like we dodged a bullet! I feel lucky that I actually get to enjoy the large amount of beautiful snow without the crippling effects of dangerous storm.

I have a couple more days before the last fMRI, and it looks like I’m going to be able to explore the city a little more.

The ?medication? still seems to be working – once I finally got over my excitement over the snow last night, I fell asleep quickly and slept like a ROCK all night. I can’t even express just how incredible that is. I could get used to this waking up rested thing!

I’m certainly enjoying the extraordinarily rare occurrence of a NYC curfew… the roads are completely empty except for the noisy snowplows that are making their way through the streets. The empty streets are very Vanilla Sky-esque.

Sending warm thoughts to those up north who have been hit harder by the storm – stay warm and stay safe!



Hello from Manhattan!
Hello from Manhattan!

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