Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sleep, sleep, and more sleep

I don't know if it was because I did too much yesterday, or because of the additional oxycodone I have to take before bed, or because of the clonazepam I have to take before bed, but I sure did sleep a lot last night and today. I mean a lot. I got up at 2pm, had a half-hour nap just before 5pm, and then slept for another two hours between 6 and 8 pm. And I'm still tired.

Obviously I can't live like this forever - I hope that things settle down and that I start sleeping for more normal amount of time soon. I see my family doctor next week, so if I'm still sleeping practically around the clock, I'll talk to him then.

One of the areas that showed up on my bone scan as degenerative is the joint between my L5 and S1 vertebrae. Interestingly enough, it's that area (right above the tailbone) that hurts when I wake up in the morning. It isn't mets pain; I've just assumed that I'm been sleeping funny since I now sleep on my back for most of the night. When I wake up in the morning I can barely move. I will need to talk to my doctor about this as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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