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Daily Posting

I thought I would be able to post daily to my blog.  I have come to realize that my body will decide how often I post.  I have several good days and then a bad day or two.  This is day two of bad days.  I have had a constant headache since yesterday.  Is it the high pollen count and I am being affected by it because my shots have not totally kicked in yet?  Or is it the quality of sleep I am getting?  I also suffer from trigeminal neuralgia due to all the sinus infections and bone infections I encountered from my mold exposure.  The nerves could also be acting up.

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Thank you all for visiting my blog and I look forward to being able to post more excerpts from my upcoming book.

Sleeplessness

Thank you Melatonin.  I have had two nights where I am in more of a twilight sleep than anything else.  It is as if I were asleep and yet awake because I was thinking of things and worrying about things while not yet really alert.  I have had this problem of restless sleep and insomnia since I became ill.  Finally I gave in and took a melatonin last night.  I finally feel a little better and will probably need to make sure I take it for a while to ensure continued sleep.  In 2004 I was having a particularly bad time with sleep and insomnia.  A quote from my book:

“Sleep which had begun to get better was out of control.  I would fall asleep late, wake up at 4:00 a.m. unable to return to sleep.   Most of the time I would be awake all day and through the next night and day before I could sleep again.  This was a regular pattern.  I would be up for sometimes thirty-six hours before I would sleep eight.”

In 2004 I had begun being sent to medical appointments for the defense in regard to my workers’ compensation claim.  Sleep problems had become a way of life since  becoming ill but thought I had gotten them under control.  The stress from the illness, the appointments and my fear of the future had taken hold.  This pattern of sleeping eight hours and being awake for sometimes 36 continued for quite some time.

The Beginning

You don’t have cancer.  Those words still ring in my ears.  That is what my physician told me.  They were meant as words of encouragement in reference to my hysteria at being so sick and having no real answers.   It was true, I did not have cancer.  I don’t think my doctors at the time realized the scope of my illness.  I had been handed a life sentence to something that few around me knew much about or could completely comprehend how devastating it would be to me.

The year was 2001.  I had already been sick since August 1999 with recurrent sinus infections that would not respond to antibiotics.  I began to become ill shortly after returning to work following being a stay-at-home mom for eighteen years.   I was 44 years old when I became ill.  My life was never the same after that.

New Title

Anyone who has recently visited my blog will realize that the name has changed.  The content and discussion will be the same.  My book title has been finalized and reflects the name of this blog.