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breakfast in bed 
Feb. 6, 2012 3:59 pm 
Updated: Feb. 10, 2012 8:19 am
I am ready for breakfast in bed.  I can sit straight up and hold a tray in my lap.  I bit the bullet and went out and bought a memory foam bed (the one that starts with T) on an adjustable base with built in massage.  It was a major expenditure for me, but by shopping around and some haggling I was able to save about a thousand dollars.  For one thing I did not pay sales tax.  My doctor wrote a prescription for me saying it was medically necessary which really is not a stretch.  I have really bad joints and arthritis. 

Anyway, I have it.  It has taken me 2 weeks to adjust to it.  I find my breathing is better because I can elevate the head of the bed and it also helps acid reflux.  Initially I thought the massage was just an annoying vibration gimmick, but I have come to love it. I find it very helpful to elevate the foot of the bed when my feet are swollen after a long day standing and walking when I do work.  The massage helps the circulation in my legs and helps to alleviate the restless leg syndrome I suffer with.   I still have joint and back pain but I go to bed earlier and earlier because I am craving the bed.

So now,  If I just had someone to bring me breakfast in bed.
Feb. 6, 2012 6:39 pm
I've always wondered about those beds, if they are all what they say they are. Glad you like your new bed and that it's helping you heal. I think I'd love the massage.....
Feb. 6, 2012 7:22 pm
Here's hoping you have continued comfort and rest.
Feb. 7, 2012 11:46 am
Those beds have come a long way since they were introduced. Years ago I slept on one while visiting a friend. I was not impressed, it was like laying on a heated marshmallow, but I know they have made big improvements. Happy sleeping!
Feb. 7, 2012 1:23 pm
It is really solid. I also thought it would be hot, I am one of those people who are always hot even when everyone else is shivering and putting on sweaters. Oddly, I wish it had a heat function. The salesman told me it senses temperatures and reacts accordingly to keep it from being hot. I just know that my feet are cold when I get in and it takes awhile to warm up. It could just be my circulation in lower extremities has gotten poorer.
Feb. 7, 2012 4:05 pm
OK now I'm just plain jealous! I havn't had a decent night sleep in a little over a month! You deserve it! Those little ones are almost big enough to serve gramma in bed?
Feb. 8, 2012 10:29 am
The really cool thing for couples is that there is no reverberation from your partner moving around. The glass of red wine thing I think is probably true in this case. Haven't tried it, but I can see and feel the impact of me moving on one side of the bed does not seem to affect the other side. You could really have used this during Jim's recovery, and the foot elevation would have helped him too. Oh well, put it on your wish list and let me know if you are going to shop it, I can give you tips on how to save substantial dollars.
Feb. 8, 2012 5:16 pm
I'll let you know for sure! Mornings are the absolute worst for Jim! I might be able to talk him into looking at one soon!
Feb. 10, 2012 8:19 am
If you try it you will probably get hooked right there. Remember to email me first so I can pass on my experience at saving so much money.
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