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What's up with low energy

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Joined: Nov 2009

Man, I could hardly stay awake in church today. I did not take my meds before bed for pain because they seem to keep me awake, but I was awake all night on & off anyway. I just wake up and start thinking about surgery last week. I am starting to remember new things and bits of conversations and I can't fall back asleep, I feel like I will miss some thing. Normal? I have NEVER had surgery in my life (I'm 55) so it's new and than all the cancer stuff. Kinda freaky. Can't wait to get back in my own bed with my husband. Dr. still say's no steps.
Hope everyone has a great week. I get to see the doc on weds so we can start our plan.
Again, I am so very happy to have ya'll in my life!

pamysue's picture
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Joined: May 2008

sounds pretty normal to me, but not to people who have not been through it. It's so much to absorb in such a small amount of time. Of course you are having trouble sleeping and then falling asleep from exhaustion the moment you relax. Things will get better. Eventually. Try to rest when you can and take as good of care of yourself as possible.

karguy's picture
Posts: 1024
Joined: Apr 2009

It's normal to be tired,and have trouble sleeping.After I finished with surgery,and started healing,the pain pills kept me awake,and cold,after I got off them I could sleep better,but then I had fautige,but eventually everything got better,and you will too.

Shayenne's picture
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Joined: Jan 2009

I've had many surgeries this year, and it is normal from all the meds, and even being somewhere you're not used too that you lose sleep, I can't sleep in a hospital at all, or anywhere else but my own bed usually. I know after surgery, your body just needs the healing time, and alot of rest and fluids, so just let it take it's time to heal, it's alot to go through, and you will get through it :)


dianetavegia's picture
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Joined: Mar 2009

Claudia, I actually would keep myself awake, not wanting to waste a precious moment of life.


geotina's picture
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Joined: Oct 2009

You have gone to so much and had to absorb so much in a very short period of time and your mind is probably racing in many directions. This is very normal. It gets better with time. Take care - Tina

tootsie1's picture
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Joined: Feb 2008

I remember having a lot of trouble sleeping after my surgery. My husband said that one time I actually fell asleep on the couch and cried out, "Help me!" I know I was busy processing the whole mess. It DOES get better, although I do still have some nights where I'll be hit with the thought, "CANCER!"


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Joined: Nov 2009

Last night I fell asleep on the couch and it was the best rest I have had.
I feel great again.
Love you guy's

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