When I first began my chemo journey, someone (and I don’t remember who it was) told me that people on chemo tend to have more vivid dreams. I don’t know how true that is, but I have been remembering more of my dreams lately. Usually I wake up with a faint hint of a dream that disappears like a will-o-the-wisp as soon as my eyes are open. The past three weeks, the dreams have stayed with me, sometimes for days, and it always seems I dream of places that are familiar, although when I wake I have no remembrance of ever being there.
There are certain dreams that I seem to have over and over; and there are some dreams that visit me when I’m awake. One dream in particular has stayed in my memory since childhood. I’m not going to bore you with details on any of these dreams, but some are particularly bizarre, and I think we all have those.
Dream interpretation is not an exact science, but I do believe that dreams are a way for us to process information that seems impossible when we’re awake. So it makes sense that my dreams are more easily remembered right now as there is so much information to process and remember.
I am looking forward to the new regimen starting on Monday; I’m eager to find out if it’s really going to be easier on me than the last one. Stay tuned…