Nov 06, 2012 - 1:42 pm
It's been 7 months since 10X6 stage 2 grade 4 rcc was removed from left kidney. First scans in June were clean so i was shifted to 6 month scans at MD Anderson for balance of 5 years.
In the past 60 days my schedule hasn't changed or been altered but i have begun to feel significant fatigue. Having 4 kids (2 under 2.5 yrs and 2 teenagers), a company to manage, marriage, plus all of the things associated with being a father and husband; i assumed (and still wonder) if i'd just pushed too far too fast.
Privately, i will concede that the fatigue is exhausting. I wake up completely worn out. I've altered my diet away from anything processed and ingested more than my fair share of salads and vegetibles. After 3 weeks, i'm not seeing any appreciable change except that now in my workouts there are times i can't keep up with the group (humbling).
My inclination is to ignore and put my head down until the December visit. My wife has asked that i solicit input from this board as to whether i should have blood work done now through GP instead of waiting until December. I'd prefer to minimize and ignore believing that all of the aches and pains associated with being 43 isn't related to cancer.
So, i'm needing guidance. Is anyone else struggling with fatigue months after surgery? Is this something about nothing?
Peace to all of you. I really enjoy reading the input on this board. Especially the jokes on Friday. Laughter is such powerful medicine.