May 25, 2013 - 6:40 pm
I am a stage III breast cancer survivor (2008) I spent 14 months in treatment for that. So, I am not completely unfamiliar with the toll that cancer and treatment takes on our bodies.
A tumor was found on my right kidney in March, and 12 days ago, I had a laparoscopic nephrectomy. It was RCC. The doctors are confident that they got it all, but will follow me closely.
My big issue right now is fatigue. I know that it takes time to heal and I try to be kind to myself, but it seems that doing even a few simple things (washing dishes, a trip to the doctor's, even showering) really tires me out. I nap a lot.
I don't remember being this wiped out after mastectomies, but I can also say from experience, that the nephrectomy surgery has been harder in every way.
My question is...is it normal to be so easily tired out? Am I just not giving myself enough time? Should I expect to feel this tired for awhile? Or is there something wrong? Any input would be greatly appreciated.