I woke again through the night – I wonder, is this a frequent occurrence in cancer patients? I am going to talk about this problem at the appointment on Tuesday. I’ve had this insomnia for several months now.

Woke very early this morning. The cat was meowing. He’s started to do this often lately, when my husband gets up to get ready for work. Cat is nearly 18 years old, so I suppose he’s entitled to be a bit quirky. He seems healthy enough, and will be due for his annual shots and checkup soon.

Mid-morning, I finally cried for a couple of minutes. It is a normal progression, I think, since the ‘shock’ of diagnosis on Monday.

I had a nap, a comforting hot chocolate afterward, and now feel ready to face the rest of the day.

Small steps!