No doubt about it. We've all had something very near and dear to us taken away - and it hurts. When we're depressed and have emotional conflict, sleep and energy levels are usually the 1st to be affected. The nights are horrendous. I toss and turn, wake up frequently and can't fall back asleep. I'm getting, maybe, (3) hours a night. And yet, despite that, I still feel alert and can work. Thank Goodness I work from home. I don't think I would be able to deal with the hustle and bustle of the business world - especially in an office setting. I did call one of my friends last night She's a genuine pet person and understands exactly what we're all going through here. She's been there before. I spoke with her for about an hour and did feel better afterwards. I may start exercising again. Just a little to start out with and go from there. I have come to the realization that you have to help yourself. No one else is going to do it for you. Yes, the pain is still intense but I have to keep going. It's not easy.