May 23, 2012 - 12:37 am
During my first colonoscopy and the colon resection I had afterward I was told that I had sleep apnea that put me in respiratory distress while under anesthesia and that I should have it treated as soon as I recovered from cancer. This was also mentioned a year later when I had a liver resection to remove mets from liver.
I haven't had a chance to get the sleep apnea treated because I have either been having surgery, recovering from surgery, or having chemo and recovering from chemo more recently.
The national news this week was that research shows that people with sleep apnea not only have a higher risk of getting cancer but a higher risk of dying once they get cancer.
I am just coming up for air after chemo that I finished in March and make my first trip for long put off dental work this week. After I complete my dental work, I am contemplating what other health conditions I should address and in what priority. I am already working on eating healthy (now that I can eat again at all) and increasing exercise and fighting against the lasting effects of chemo brain. I had such a vision loss with chemo I plan to see an opthamologist as well as a dentist very soon, but I am thinking maybe now I should have this sleep apnea treated.
Anybody else have sleep apnea and thinking of getting it treated to help cancer survival in light of the recent news?