Yesterday I was supposed to work from home. So in the morning I made hummus, 3 bean salad, did some weeding, went for a walk, and had lunch. I sat down with my laptop on my lap, feet up on the coffee table, TV on a recorded show, and feel asleep for an hour. I was so tired when I woke up, I then went up stairs to get comfy and feel asleep for another two hours. Yes I slept for three hours yesterday afternoon. I did not do much work as a result. And believe it or not, I actually slept all night last night as well. I don't know what is going on with this. I admit I didn't sleep that well on Sunday night but I never nap for three hours during the day time. Maybe a 30 minute snooze once in a while.
I did some research once I woke up and some of my prescriptions have the side effect of somnolence which is just a fancy word for sleepiness. But does that translate into three hour naps? Last week at work one day I was ready to fall asleep after lunch but I got up and walked around and was okay. I don't know. I'll keep track and if it keeps happening, I'll talk to my doctors. Once I figure out which one to call on this. That's the problem with lots of doctors - who to call. If you only have a primary care, its easy. But I have a primary care, medical oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist, back pain specialist, orthopedic surgeon for my ankle, meds specialist... and I am sure there are that I can't remember because its too early.
Yesterday I did breakdown and call my back pain specialist. I was supposed to wait until it was a month after my last procedure but after spending three days in lots of pain, I decided to call sooner rather than later. They will call me back and let me know what's next. I have a feeling it will be an office visit so he can press on the sore spots on my back and say 'lets stick more needles in you'. Sigh. I hate needles. But if the pain goes away that would be nice.
Clearly I am not in the group of cancer survivors who forgo medical treatment. What I find interesting about this is that the article says cancer people skip treatment because of costs. I personally think they should have factored into this the idea that cancer people are just sick of going to the doctor and taking meds. There is the desire to be a normal healthy person again instead of a pill popping cancer person. Just my two cents here.
Today I have to motivate and go to work. Then I am going back to my ankle doctor for what I hope is the last time. I may end up with more PT but it is feeling a lot better these days. I could have canceled but I do want to know when it should feel completely better. Its been 10.5 months since my nano second of stupidity and it would be nice if it was healed.