Dreams and Nightmares


“Welcome to my nightmare, I think your going to like it.” ~ Alice Cooper, Welcome To My Nightmare

My dreams are back. A little over four years ago, I wrote a post (Click HERE) about intense dreams that I was having at that time. No nightmares at that time. But the intense and vivid dreams are back and have brought a definite level of uneasiness with them at times.

“I don’t use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.” ~ M. C. Escher

Four years ago, I was attempting to link these hallucinatory events to my medications. As a heart transplant recipient, I actually take very few medications. Standard immunosuppressants, medications for blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, one antibiotic and of course a daily multivitamin. Same drugs, same doses for well over four years now.

“Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.” ~ Sigmund Freud

Maybe Dr Freud was on to something, but the above statement is not always true. Recently I’ve had profound, very vivid dreams about things related to the industrial work I did before I got sick needed/had a heart transplant. Vivid dreams of being with close friends on a dock, a swing, sitting at a table, in cars, and many others …. all in silence, simply smiling at one another. For some reason the dreams of silence are always pleasant.

But the other night, I had one that rattled me, to say the least……….  I’m walking down a dark street …. it’s a bit foggy or maybe misting …. there is a woman standing on a corner across the street in the darkness, standing against a red brick wall. She is dressed in either Victorian looking, or perhaps 1920-1930’s dark attire, she wore a hat.

She says to me, “I am here, waiting for you.” …. I keep walking …… again she says, “I am here, waiting for you.” I walk on (everything is in slow motion) …. again she says, but louder, “I am here, waiting for you.” ………. I am a bit freaked, I stop, turn, and look at her and exclaimed, “I’m not coming.” ….. and I walked off, down the street.

This one dream/nightmare stuck with me, thus the need to write about it. If you can analyze this, let me know!!

“Down the ancient corridors through the gates of time, run the ghosts of dreams that we have left behind.” ~ Dan Fogelberg, Ghosts

Dreams - Close but not exactly what I saw that night .....

Dreams – Close but not exactly what I saw that night …..

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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2 Responses to Dreams and Nightmares

  1. I follow your blog extensively. I also have a blog where you may read about me – and then choose to contact me for insight ( or not ) reveries and revelations …. check it out …. Hope to hear from you = I may be able to help ….. Take care !

  2. Pingback: Dream and Angels | My2ndHeartBeat

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