Bedlam Farm Journal: “People don’t need to be tired and struggle with sleep for years, as I have done. It seems there is hope.”

I blinked at the fistful of wires she was holding. Two ran all the way down my pants to the bottom of my feet.

How on earth, I asked her, could anyone sleep with so many wires coming out of my head, neck, nose, feet, and face? How would I go to the bathroom? Turn over? Read a book? You get used to it, she said.

She anticipated every question, answered it cheerfully and in detail, and she made sure I understood it.