1. You wake up in the morning and accidentally pour your milk before your cereal. (Yes, I actually did that this morning)

2. You get a 5 hour block of sleep without interruption and thank the Lord for it.

3. It annoys you that people are breathing the same air as you.

4. You could take a 2 hour nap through screaming kids downstairs.

5. You look in the mirror in the morning and look for the gun before you realize that it is yourself you are looking at.

6. Your contacts fold in half every time you blink.

7. You can't stop yawning, even while TEACHING a lesson at church.

8. You make a joke that you can't stop laughing at, then look around and realize that you are the one and only person laughing.

9. You start singing Bon Jovi at the top of your lungs with a spoon in hand and don't care about the looks your family is giving you.

10. You can nurse a baby for an hour at night and not even know it. LOL

That about sums it up for our house right now. Brinley has insomnia and it has been exhausting. She is up until 12 or 1 at night, or if she does happen to fall asleep early she wakes up AT 1 and is awake until about 3. Then Mylee is ready to nurse at 5 or so. OOOOH, please let these steroids wear off soon.....

She is, however, pretty happy, so the moodiness part of the steroids have left us. The sleeplessness for some reason starts after the steroids stop. So the days have been somewhat manageable, with a few lingering stomach pains. I am afraid my posts will begin to sound repetitive, we have this cycle for another year and a half. Sorry if you all get bored with it! I can't help but wonder sometimes if this is it and after our year and a half we will be free from this awful cancer forever, or if it will come back and this will seem like a walk in the park compared to what we will face. Can't help but wonder, how could I not? So with that in mind, I try so hard to enjoy these days that are "not so bad", because I don't know what will be in our future. Hopefully the cancer free path is the one Brinley will end up on!


Stacy said...

That was funny! At least you can laugh at yourself, right. I am so sorry that Brinley isn't sleeping - that really stinks. Sleep really does affect us - or lack of it. I hope those dang steriods wear off soon. Hang in there. Love ya!

Dennis said...

haha this entry was hilarious!I can relate to a few of these, including breathing ALL varieties of David's air(woof). I can actually say that I've passed the nap test at your house,screaming kids downstairs WHILE taking a nap downstairs. I can especially relate to #8 100%, although I certainly can't relate to #10, but that must be convenient!

JD said...

I sing to Bon Jovi at the top of my lungs all the time. It just means that your cool (and lucky to have grown up in the decade with the best music EVER). I hope you get more sleep soon (but don't stop singing).