Thursday, October 4

Zzzz Catcher

Yesterday, despite sleeping horribly the night before I decided that napping was bad and that I was going to save any sleep I got for the night. So in the morning while I was alone at home I didn't nap at all. Then when Lisa came home to join me I told her that if she happened to notice that I had nodded off to not let me sleep anymore than 30 to 45 minutes. I dozed off once and Lisa woke me up 30 minutes later.

Despite the non-napping I staid up until almost 11 last night and, good news, was able to sleep almost completely through the night. I woke up once for a bit but was able to get back to sleep. I realized that is probably the first GOOD nights sleep I have gotten in over 2 weeks. At least since my last chemo started on the 14th of September. Oh, to get more nights of sleep like that. Or even better, completely uninterrupted. Imagine going to bed at 10 or 11 and not actually waking up until 7 or 8. Wow. That would be pretty great.

Please pray for me in regards to sleep. I don't know when I will have my CT scan as of yet, but looks like odds are very good chemo won't be starting up again next week. (Besides, I think I would probably ask them to hold off a week or so anyway due to the amount of time I have spent in the hospital recently anyway.)

Thank you all for your prayers and support. Please don't stop.



  1. Hey Ben! I prayed for you last night right before I went to sleep (around 10pm or so). I asked the Lord to give you deep, restorative sleep and also that He would help you kick this cancer right in the butt (I'm juvenile like that). I'm so happy that you were able to get some sleep, praise God!

    You and Lisa are in my thoughts often and I pray for you both whenever I get a chance. I'm really proud of you, you're doing great.

  2. Anonymous11:18 AM


    I'm glad you're getting some shuteye. I read your blog almost every day and continue to pray with you, Lisa and the family re: your treatment. Know that you are in my thoughts always. We pray for you in our faculty prayer meetings weekly here at Talbot.

    Dan will be down here for Ethan and Tyler's birthdays next weekend. I heard your in-laws will be down, too. Can's wait until you and Lisa can get down here to visit. God bless!! Uncle Mick

  3. I read recently that most adults wake up one or two times every night no matter what.

  4. I must be having sympathy non-sleeping issues for you. I can understand your desire to have a full night of uninterrupted sleep. Sounds good right now.


  5. Anonymous8:11 PM

    Hi Ben, My informal surveys confirm that most women my age wake up often during the night. It usually takes an hour or so for me to fall back to sleep (if I don't let my mind go crazy.) The good news is that I've got into the habit of praying for you each night when I wake up. So I thank God for the opportunity to have a quiet time when I can focus on Hin and the miracles He can do for you.
    Love, Margaret


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