Apparently what’s been keeping me up every night for the last four weeks is a simple case of night sweats. I first wrote about them when I told you about chemopause, but they’ve really been keeping me up at night lately. All night long, I toss and turn, alternating burning hot and sweating and then ten minutes later freezing cold, so cold that I can’t get warm even after piling on hats, sweatshirts and layers of blankets. As soon as I normalize, I take the extra blankets and such off, but within the hour, I’m burning hot again and nothing cools me down.
It’s really a very strange (but common!) side effect of the chemotherapy.