Sep 27, 2012 - 11:05 am
I had a four month follow up yesterday, and my MRI still shows the tumor site is stable. Praise God!!! I have been telling them that I have no energy, and my Primary Care Dr started giving me B-12 shots and I also take a B-12 vitamin every morning as well. UAB said that what I am suffering from is Cancer Fatigue that is very common in Cancer patients. They said that it was not something that would go away due to all that my body went through with treatments, but it was something that they could attempt to help me with. They suggested Ritalin that has a dose of 5 mg up to 45 mg. They said that they give it to kids to calm them down, but it has opposite effect in adults. I am someone who does not drink energy drinks, I do not like feeling wired. I asked if he would just give me the 5 mg to see if I could tolerate it. I have mixed feelings about taking this. Has anyone else on here taken this to give them energy. I will take a nap on my 15 minute break and at lunch everyday at work. When I get home if I sit down that is it. I have a 5 year old so I have no choice but to keep going when I get off work.
All in all, I am thankful for another day with my daughter, husband, and family!!! No matter where my energy level is, I shall keep the Faith that I will beat this. I will be 3 years post surgery on October 20th. Two more years and I will be considered a Survivor!
Praying for all on this site,