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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I Need to Sleep!

I have had problems sleeping.  I sleep too much during the day and not enough at night.
I get bad dreams, or have to go to the bathroom.  I fall back asleep right away, but wake up with headaches or feeling upset from the dreams (which I don't even remember).  I had such a time last night.
This morning I will be tired.  This afternoon I will be tired.  I will have all to do to stay awake past 8pm tonight.  I have talked to my doctor about it.  She says it is because of my kidney disease.  My kidney doctor  says it is because of my ostomy.  All I know is I am tired all day, all night.  What to do?  I am thinking of going back to the doctor.  I cannot accept these pat excuses.  I NEED TO SLEEP!


Linda said...

I wonder if there is something natural or mild that you could take to help you sleep. ...An antidepressant. Our bodies need sleep!! Be firm with the doctors, you should have that down pat!

Gert said...

Oh I hope they figure something out. You really need to get control of your sleep.

Prayers and blessings,