This morning, I am wearing my 4th tee-shirt since last evening when I went to bed. Yes, I soaked through 3 last night, and I might have soaked through another if I had not arisen at 4:30 in some level of resignation and disgust.
It started when I was catheterized, four weeks ago. It’s not that I have never had night sweats before, but they were occasional, and I could often trace them back to some silly late-evening snacking. Not being completely brainless, I no longer do that. But the night sweats are now into their 4th and almost 5th week.
I looked online for causes here, and I can’t see anything that relates strongly to me. I drink very moderately and infrequently. I am not stressed, and I am not on any new meds. I am a bit overweight, but that is nothing new. One possible cause is prostate cancer, but the lab test from the surgery reveals that I don’t have that. However, my prostate has most definitely been interfered with, so perhaps that is it. I am guessing that it is.
What I can say is that the sweats not heat-related. Nights have been cool and apart from the sweats, I have been comfortable. I mean, soaking-through multiple times a night is not exactly comfy womfy, but when I go to bed and off to sleep, I am not experiencing a heat issue, and, if anything, I wake up cold and not hot when the sweats occur
So, I don’t think that I will call my family doctor just yet and will trust that the nonsense will sort itself out. If not, I guess that I will make a call next week. I really feel, however, that I have had enough of doctors for now and would prefer to avoid another consultation that will likely lead nowhere. Oh, she’s good and would probably send me for some sort of blood test or other, but I am fairly certain that it would reveal nothing.
This morning, however, I think it would serve me and Sue very well, indeed, to have a cleansing shower.