Apr 09, 2002 - 2:34 pm
I am two months out of cancer treatment and currently cancer free. Physically and emotionally I am getting stronger everyday, but I am having terrible sleep issues. Initially I couldn't get to sleep at night because I was racked with fear of recurrence and death. I journaled, talked to a therapist, and, I thought, worked through it. But now, ever night at about 2 or 3 in the morning I wake up full of anxiety and fear. There are physical manifestations as well, I get a knot in my stomach, my body hurts and I simply can't get back to sleep. I don't know what I am so afraid and anxious about. These physical and emotional symptoms usually last until 9 or so in the morning (a few hours after I have woken up) Has anyone experienced this? Is this normal survivorship stuff?