Fatigue post treatment

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Fatigue post treatment

by gardman10 on Tue Jun 26, 2018 02:13 PM

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Born 1937, Colarectal cancer stage 2, 2007/2008. Kemo & radiation prior to surgical removal Jan 2008. Post treatment I have a terrible fatigue problem. I get exhausted very quickly when I try to do everyday tasks so I have to space myself carefully and don't even attempt to do things I had no problem w/ before. I live alone and try to eat properly. I try also to exercise, sit up's, walking, arm weights 25 lbs. I have no problem breathing and recover quickly (10 min)after exercise.

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by survivorliver on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:09 AM

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You are still tired 10 years later? I thought I was a horrible laggard for sleeping almost around the clock for the past 4 months after getting an all clear in May, although people say they can see a good difference between before and after. I certainly plan on getting a life worth enjoying back, and I don't really want to be tired all of the time while in persuit of the American Dream, again. I really hope that the surgery (no offense, please!!!) is the dominating figure in your fatigue. I was terminally ill for 16 yrs and just really want to get a head back on my shoulders and get back into the swing of things and get a good career going. I almost had that tiger by the tail when I came down so deathly ill. I was starting a mid life career change as a legal secretary.

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by survivorliver on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:27 AM

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Oh, I am feeling better. I worked on my own computer and got it set up correctly with updates and all (Windows 10), and I was able to stay up all night two nights in a row this weekend. I usually don't, although I can't sleep either because there's a bright light behind my eyes and usually I have to about pass out in order to sleep, from tiredness. And I wake up saying incredibly stupid things just a tirade of stupid. Thankfully I live by myself for now. I imagine when I move in with family I will have to explain the stupid and worry about reactions. It's nothing hurtful or dangerous, just stupid. My two cats laugh at me and slink off until I am fully awake, or they wake me if I am rambling in my sleep like a demented person.

I was almost a straight A student to get my AAS legal secretary degree. I should have kept that job and struggled through with it and my cancer, although I probably would be dead by now.

Working on my computer and staying up all night two nights in a row without major pain is a milestone.Tonigh t maybe I will have dark behind my eyes and sleep just enough hours instead of 4x the normal amount, and maybe I will have dreams that are pleasant.

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