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Insomnia

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Insomnia

by aunismom on Tue Sep 13, 2011 06:06 AM

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My mom died on April 29, 2011.  She fought a diagnosis of a GBM for 7 months.  My mom slipped away from us almost immediatley after being diagnosed.  This horrible disease took her from us each day.  I have good days and bad days, today is one of those bad days when I can not shut my mind down and will spend the night awake.  Sometimes I feel like I am going insane wondering about the after life and if I am going to get a brain tumor when I am in my sixties.  I worry about leaving my only child behind.  Do any of the rest of you have these same feelings?

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by eastwest on Tue Sep 13, 2011 04:49 PM

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Hi Aunismom

The sleepless nights were bad. (I lost my husband Phil to EC on April 8th) It seems a bit easier some nights now. I actually used Sonata (perscribed by my dr back in December) for a couple of nights recently to get me started sleeping better. After 2 nights I seemed to break that sleepless pattern and not need it, but I am sure there will be more sleepness night again. I do try and concentrate on tensing and relaxing my muscles and sometimes that helps.

 I think it is normal to wonder if what happened to our parent will happen to us. My mother died at age 31 when I was ten days old from a heart attack and I never thought I'd make it past that age. I also worried who my husband might marry if I died because my father married someone who abused me and I ended up in foster care. Made it past 31. I will be 62 this Friday. Irene

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