Sunday, November 16, 2008

Piece Missing

In real life, I have been scratching my skin in my sleep so hard that it bleeds. It's not exciting to wake up to this in the morning. It finally invaded my dreams last night.

In my dream, I'd been scratching the outer part of my upper left thigh, kind of on and off for a few minutes, as I talked to people at some sort of ball or party that was decorated all in gold and black and sequins. I could see people's faces clearly but everything around their faces was cloudy.

I reached down to scratch my leg once more and realized that my leg felt really weird, like there was an indentation in it. I look down and realize I've scratched off a giant chunk of my leg. It was like a canyon. It ran about 8 inches long and 2-3 inches wide, and about 1 inch deep at it's deepest. It was not bloody or anything...it was just this big crater on my leg. There was skin covering it, rough, very bumpy skin that had a lot of scratches on it. There were also parts that were darker, maybe bruised.

I nearly had a panic attack when I woke up this morning because it felt exceptionally real. I reached down and felt my leg just to make sure.

6 comments:

Sara Ashes said...

yikes. that sounds like about the size of the chunk that would be missing if it was a shark bite!

Reem Tara said...

Yeah! Exactly. Scary...

Mindlab said...

That's quite a way to wake up.

Sharks? AHHHH!

Was you leg red there or anything like you were scratching in your sleep?

Reem Tara said...

Yes, it totally was! And it was all achey. How bout that? It felt like it was pulsing on the inside. Gross. Sara and I were talking about the shark stuff - apparently shark dreams come in multiples...

Tara said...

God that's horrible!

SophisticatedBrew said...

oooh scary. i'm glad your leg is okay in real life.