Some of you will have read my other posts about my partner Anne being diagnosed recently with bowel cancer. We had both got our heads round it until earlier this week when we were told that the bowel is secondary, while she has endometrial cancer as the primary. This will probably mean a hysterectomy as well as the potential colostomy. The oncologist also mentioned the possibility of the bladder being effected but didn't confirm it.
Since then I've hardly been able to sleep (3hrs last night, 4.5hrs the night before) because of my mind racing. I take Tamazepam which the GP gave me to help combat my head twiddling while trying to get to sleep, but I wake up at 3-4am and can't get back to sleep again because it starts again. It's not just thoughts about the diagnosis etc., it's all sorts of stuff like an endless reel going off! I end up lying in bed watching it get light until it's time to drag myself out of bed.
Can anyone please offer some advice on how to combat the mind racing? Anne goes in tomorrow pm for her ileostomy which is scheduled for Monday sometime and it would be nice to be able to get her to relax a little.
Many thanks in advance