Mar 27, 2013 - 5:23 pm
It's been on my mind a great deal. Last year before my tumor was found, I was suffering from fatigue and I'd say even some depression for quite a few months. After the tumor was found, I was wondering if the tumor wasn't the culprit. I'd just been thinking it was the normal way to feel at 50.
Since I've had the tumor removed, I've continued to be fatigued. It's really worse, actually. It's 4 months out, and I would have thought that the fatigue from recovering from the surgery would have passed by now. I was ascribing it to the possiblity of being on Everolimus. After seeing my blood work, I'm not at all sure I'm on Everolimus. So I'm back to wondering about the fatigue and what causes it. I asked my nephrologist about having 1 kidney causing fatigue. He said it should not cause that. So, what is the cause of it? Any thoughts? How long does it take to go away?
I know I haven't been exercising enough and I've been drinking coffee again this past week. Today may well be coffee withdrawal.
I've heard others say that they had fatigue for many months after their surgery. Is there a consensus what causes that? I'd like to do something to help alleviate it. Does exercise help? Maybe I'm just going to have to make myself move more.