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COBRA666
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I have a question about tiredness. I see a lot of people do not have the energy they used to have before chemo. I was there as well. Now it seems its my eyes that feel tired all the time. My energy is not 100% by any means,but I still can go 16-17 hours a day without really having to stop and rest. Its not as easy as it used to be,but I can still manage it. My question is this. Does anyone else have the tired eyes and maybe thinking it is the body that is tired. I guess I am asking that right.I have read where some still have to have a nap during the day several months after chemo. Some,like myself have been out of treatment for several months and still feel the effects.
At first I thought it was my body that was tired,but when I'd go in and lay down and close my eyes I felt like I wasn't tired. Having my eyes closed made me realize it was my eyes and not my body that was tired. john

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allmost60
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Joined: Jul 2010

Hi John,
My eyes don't bother me at all, but the fatigue is hanging on. I have fairly good energy for about 6 to 8 hours after getting up in the morning, but then I slowly start to fade out by late afternoon. Usually by the time diner and dishes get done(6:00)I'm done for the night. I can sit and read or watch television, but as far as getting out or doing anything physical, I'm just not up to it. I talked to my onc last Monday about this and he said everyone varies with getting their energy back. I sure hope you can get something figured out with your tired eyes. Stay safe while Irene clears your state...Keeping you in my prayers...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

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