Saturday, November 23, 2013
SUCH a magical word!!!! I recently joined the better sleep challenge in order to try to get some semblance of normality into my somewhat shaky sleep patter...Ever since starting Tamoxifen, I have been unable to sleep, initially because of the pains from the side effects and subsequently because it knocked my ovaries for six and now I spend all winter in shorts and a tee shirt! Not fair! I wake up on average 5 times a night from the hot flashes I get as a result, and am trying everything I can to reduce them. However, as a breast cancer survivor, I am limited in my choices as to what I can take, so I am just going to have to learn to live with it for a while longer.
Sleep has always had a lovely relaxing quality about it for me...you can almost feel the pain and weariness flowing out of your body as you curl up in bed...I hope that the challenge wil help me get that wonderful feeling back again!