We Can Rebuild Her
Better than she was before… Better, Stronger, Happier. A Breast Cancer Journal

Exhaustion

After a certain number of sleepless nights, doesn’t your body have to finally fall asleep?

Pain or no pain?

Important Update:
I finally got my pain medication to take the edge off my many complaints and was able to sleep for almost 3 hours today.

I never thought I’d be so happy to feel so rotten.

Phew!

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Andrea Posted by Andrea February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010 at 11:44 am.

2 comments

  • http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/fuse8 Fuse #8

    Matt had insomnia prior to cancer, but once it really took hold he found that he suddenly needed sleeping pills. They've worked like a charm ever since. It's not so much that they make him sleepy, but that they stop his brain from thinking over all the millions of little details and worries that make up a day.

    Thrive, baby! And sleep sleep sleep!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Betsy,

    Thanks for following our story and for sharing some of yours. I'm so glad Matt has found the key to sleeping. It's so vital for recovery and for the strong mental attitude these journeys require.

    I had one long sleepless night the day of my diagnosis and one more the night before my first chemo. I also had two steroid-driven sleepless nights.

    This week's sleeplessness was the result of throbbing pain in my toes, heels, insteps, ankles, knees, hips, back, abdomen, head, tongue, teeth, ears and throat. Pain that the sleeping pill was powerless against.

    Luckily, Mark got my some codeine and combined with my sleeping pill I slept really well last night.

    Unfortunately, the codeine also resulted in a morning of barfing.

    Luckily, my pain started subsiding today, my head is starting to clear and I really feel I'm past the worst of it for this round.

    I'm hope, hope, hoping I feel like a human tomorrow.

    Wishing you and Matt heaps of happiness and good health,
    Andrea
    xo