A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
Tugging, tugging on my arm.
Oh, no, not again, I think. I really need sleep. I am too old to do
this, to get up every night, to . . .
Mom, I can't breathe.
Did you give yourself a treatment?
Yes, but it didn't help.
OK. I'm getting up.
Mom, hurry. I'm really scared. I feel like I can't breathe.
Up, again, for what seems like the eighth night in a row. But it isn't.
I have been out of town. It is only the third time for me. John got up for
the first five.
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