Palace of Care – ZZZZZ

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“How was your sleep last night?”

“It’s the best sleep I’ve had for ten years.”

“Really? Even better than before you became sick?”

“Yeah, I’ve had trouble sleeping for a long time. It got much worse since I became sick.”

“You’ve had trouble falling asleep?”

“Yeah, that’s when I panic, at bedtime. I worry about not being able to fall asleep. Then my breathing gets worse too.”

“Your breathing wakes you up?”

“Yeah, I only sleep for ten minutes to an hour. I wake up thinking it is already 5.30 a.m. Then I see it is only 1.30 a.m.”

“The nights must be long.”

“Yeah, but the last few nights have been better.”

“Since you started the medications?”

“Yeah, I think it is helping.”

“How about the panic attacks?”

“I still have some, but not as many, and not as bad as before.”

“That’s good, I’m going to adjust the medication a bit higher.”

“Okay, I am feeling much better than when I came in. Thanks, Doctor.”

“I’m glad you are more comfortable. We’ll take things one day at a time.”

“That’s good, I feel safe here in the hospice.”