Last night was worse than the night before. I’m guessing I got about 3 hours sleep total—and not consecutively, either.
I’ve never been keen on the concept of taking pills, but I’ve set up and appointment with my doctor on Friday to discuss the cancer, surgeon selection, and my inability to get a good night’s sleep. It’s taking a toll and I know that I can’t go into surgery as physically drained as I am right now. Maybe a sleeping pill will turn off the thought train screaming through my brain for 6-8 hours so I can be well rested and more functional.
Speaking of surgery, another coworker was diagnosed with prostate cancer about the same time that I was (maybe a week or two earlier), and I heard through the grapevine that his surgery is scheduled for 9 December. I don’t read anything into that without knowing the status of his cancer.
I picked up my medical version of Liquid-Plumr ™ to clean out the ol’ pipes for the colonoscopy. I just can’t wait till Sunday!! (That’s sarcasm just in case you didn’t pick up on that.)
I also picked up a copy of my bone scan on CD-ROM. It’s pretty cool. I can plug it into my optical drive and check out my skeleton from head to toe. Isn’t technology wonderful?? Of course, I have absolutely no idea of what to look for, but it is fun to look at. The surgeon in Indy wanted me to bring it along for the appointment.
So when this load of laundry is done, I’m going to crawl into bed and try one more time.