Feb 20, 2011 - 11:39 pm
It's been over four months (Oct 8) since my radical nephrectomy of my left kidney and though I went back to work full time after seven weeks off, I don't have the energy I used to. I get winded very easily, fatigue is more common than before, my fingernails and toenails are splitting and breaking and I was told at my first check up last month that I am anemic (evidently I was last year as well but this is the first time the doctor mentioned it). I feel like I am in a mental fog half the time. Other than that I feel great.
Has anyone else had problems with anemia after surgery? I know most of my symptoms can be due to anemia though I am not severely anemic so I do wonder about my symptoms. I mentioned this to my doc at my check up last month and he said Hmm...my lung xrays were fine so...he had nothing else really to say.
Anyone else suffering from anemia after surgery? And no, I didn't have problems with anemia until some point last year after I was diagnosed with kidney cancer.