I'm glad to see from the other posts that you are feeling a little more chipper and having your sense of humor back. You are such a good person and I do worry about you in your situation. I honestly don't know how you keep a sense of humor being treated the way you are.
I too have these dream cycles sometimes. I've come to the conclusion that sometimes with the fibro our nightmares really do mean nothing. It's just brain waste or whatever you would call it. Medication can affect your dreams too. I have scared the poop out of my hubby before. My favorite bizarre dream story is the one I had around the holidays where evil Chistmas elves were landing in a giant flying platform shoe in our backyard.
My husband and I were older and had three older children. Our family was trying to chase away the elves like in an Arnold action thriller running all over the town.
Ross is a heal..just had to say that. Maybe in your dreams the beast chasing you and your cats represents the illness and pain you deal with. Have you ever heard of lucid dreaming? It's where you tell yourself before you fall alseep that you will "wake up" in your dreams and have control over what happens. Maybe if you tried to take control in the dream and kick the beasts booty the dreams would stop. It takes a little practice but I have a feeling you are probably into metaphysics a bit.
I had an emotional but funny dream awhile ago that involved my best friend. She is one of my greatest allies in the world but in the dream she was my antagonist. She came in and I was lying down ill. She taunted me and told me what a usless person I was and told me I didn't deserve to have such wonderful children or a husband. In my dream I "had enough" and jumped off the couch, pinned her down on the floor, and beat the snot out of her. I woke up crying but then started laughing because she would never even think that way about me. I think she just respresented the other people who've made me feel bad and my own inner dialogue. Since that dream I have been much kinder to myself.
I meant to mention as well in previous posts that I'm so sorry to hear about your singing voice and what happened. I'm a singer too and I know how that would make me feel. Like a bird with clipped wings. I had trouble for awhile after my two surgeries from being intubated. I'm glad I don't have to get intubated for the c-section.
Hope that helps my friend. - Andy