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    Have you wondered why you are still here hanging on to life while so many others around you have fallen?

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      6 months ago
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      po18guy

      Another thought: who says the dead do not pity us, as we continue to suffer? I see no room for guilt there.

      5 months ago
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      Carool

      I’ve never felt guilt about surviving, but I’ve felt sadness, especially when I read about kids or young adults who die of cancer. In my own group of friends, several have had breast cancer (three I met in a post-treatment breast cancer support group held in my hospital). We’re all alive, though I know of another of the original ten group members who died years ago. And my cousin died at 66 of ALS, and a friend died of CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), which is rare, fatal, and worse than most cancers. I hope we can allay any guilt and try to enjoy our good luck in being here.

      5 months ago
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    MyLungCancer asked a questionLung Cancer

    do you wake up at different times now?

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      I still have a regular work schedule so my wake-up time remains fairly consistent. I "usually" first wake up at 4:00 a.m. when my husband gets up for work. I then wake up again around 6:20. I often check email or play with my cat until about 6:45 and then start my day.

      If my hot flashes are particularly brutal, I may get up a couple of times in the night to drink some cold water or go to the restroom. We turn our AC to 70 at night and I sleep with a fan blowing right at me, so usually I am pretty chill by the morning. I find it helps me sleep much better when I am cool or cold.

      My sleep schedule from November 2019 (first irregular mammogram) through biopsies, surgeries and eventual return to work in March- well it was toast. I was up until usually 2:30- 3:00, slept for about 30 minutes until hubby went to work and then tried to sleep for a couple of hours. I was averaging 18-21 hours of sleep a WEEK between November and January. I upped it to about 24 hours a week between January and February with the help of Xanax. I was pretty sure I was going to lose my job because I was so stressed and ineffective. After surgery, between pain medication and being forced to stay home, I did good with 6-7 hours a night for the first couple of weeks and then my workmates started making me crazy and calling me every 30 minutes and saying they were "worried" because I slept "so much."

      Then just after I returned to work, the world shut down and COVID... well that got me off course again. I now only remote in on Fridays, so my schedule is pretty consistent.

      6 months ago
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      The strangest things I had in the hospital was not sleeping much at all, then maybe sleeping 3 or 4 hours when the doctors are coming in.

      6 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      my sleep patterns are starting to change back more towards normal so that's a plus.

      6 months ago
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