- Childhood cancers
- Colon cancer
- Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
- Small Intestine
- Head and Neck
- HIV and AIDS Related
- Kaposi Sarcoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- Metastatic Cancer
- Recurring Cancers
- Secondary (Metastatic)
- Squamous Cell
- Adjuvant Chemotherapy
- Biological Therapy
- Cesium Chloride
- Docetaxel (Taxotere)
- Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
- Oral Chemotherapy
- Paclitaxel (Taxol)
- Pixantrone (Pixurvi)
- Platinum-based chemotherapy
- Chemotherapy Regimens
- Clinical Trials
- Gene Therapy
- Gerson Therapy
- Hormone Therapy
- Laser Therapy
- Platinum-based Therapy
- Targeted Therapies
- Pain Management
- Proton Therapy
- Watchful Waiting
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don.
A song that I learned when I was a kid. I had this stuffed toy, a white french poodle with a music box inside that played that song "Are you sleeping?, Are you sleeping?, brother John, brother John, Morning bells are ringing, Morning bells are Ringing, din dan don, din, dan, don"
All of the above?
None of the above?
The meds I take to manage my "major depressive disorder" fancy word for depression make me tired.
I have to take effexor with food or else it will make me dizzy.
So I take it when I eat either at breakfast or at lunch.
About an hour and a half after that I start to get tired.
Now its a good thing I work at a radio station and not guarding the missiles in this country, or else we may be in trouble.
I can't stop taking Effexor because I would rather be tired than depressed.
But being tired and fatigued reminds me of when I was going through chemo, and it scares me a little
All those what ifs.
What if its not the meds?
What if the cancer comes back?
You can't live your life in what ifs.
And unfortunately you can't live your life nap to nap.
I have tried.
People don't understand side effects, people who don't have to deal with them anyway.
The meds also give me insomnia.
So I nap when I am tired then I try to sleep and sometimes I can't.
I know it sounds like bitching or whining, but its not.
If you don't deal with side effects or what are called invisible illnesses, a great website started by my friend Christine Miserandino called But you don't look sick
So if you see me up late online wondering "Man, does she ever sleep?"
Now you know the answer.
Check out my podcast The Cancer Warrior on Empoweradio.com Available on demand and also available on Itunes.
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