My story begins in December 2007, when I received my breast cancer diagnosis. I had surgery and commenced a 64-week treatment plan of radiation and chemotherapy. Among the many side effects of cancer treatment, I developed daily headaches and considerable joint pain. The chemotherapy caused me to transition into menopause. Like many cancer patients, I also began to suffer from insomnia and anxiety due, in part, to the steroids contained in certain cancer drugs. With all these factors, my oncologist prescribed the prescription sleep drug Ambien at the beginning of my cancer treatment. For almost two years, I took Ambien before bed. Once I completed cancer treatment, I found I was unable to fall asleep without taking Ambien.