Fatigue

jjaj133
jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
Hi everyone, I have a question. I am going to have surgery on the 24th to remove a small 2.5 x 1.5 cm malignant lesion from the liver. That is how big it was 2 months ago. Anyway, the past couple weeks i have had bouts of extreme fatique and when walking the dog my knees get shaky. Now here is my question. Isn't it too early for symptoms? Not much i can do about it at this point, but i was curious if anyone else went through this. I keep telling myself, i am letting my imagination get carried away. But my imagination keeps telling me to go to bed!
Thanks, Judy

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  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
    Hi Judy
    I don't have experience with that but I say if your body is saying it's tired then you should rest. Keep us up to date with the surgery.

    Hugggss!!!

    Jennie
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    I'm sure I don't know what's causing the fatigue, but I do know that your body is telling you something. You should listen to it and rest. You'll know more after the surgery, but I definitely think you should take it easy until then.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867

    Hi Judy
    I don't have experience with that but I say if your body is saying it's tired then you should rest. Keep us up to date with the surgery.

    Hugggss!!!

    Jennie

    Thanks Jennie, I will. i
    Thanks Jennie, I will. i will be so glad when its over. We all know what the waiting is like.
    Hugs, back to you.
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    tootsie1 said:

    I'm sure I don't know what's causing the fatigue, but I do know that your body is telling you something. You should listen to it and rest. You'll know more after the surgery, but I definitely think you should take it easy until then.

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Thanks Gail, I think my main
    Thanks Gail, I think my main problem is, it makes me feel lazy! Isn't that stupid. I worry people will think i am lazy. I wonder if i could get brain surgery too. Odviously there is a short in there somewhere ; )
  • dorookie
    dorookie Member Posts: 1,731
    Not sure if this is related
    but my partner has HEP C, which affects the liver, and she suffers from constant fatigue, I think anytime you have something going on with the liver fatigue is an issue, but I am not a doctor, so I would send in a call to yours if nothing else to ease your mind. Hope you feel better soon, and will be saying a prayer for a speedy recovery..

    HUGS
    Beth
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    dorookie said:

    Not sure if this is related
    but my partner has HEP C, which affects the liver, and she suffers from constant fatigue, I think anytime you have something going on with the liver fatigue is an issue, but I am not a doctor, so I would send in a call to yours if nothing else to ease your mind. Hope you feel better soon, and will be saying a prayer for a speedy recovery..

    HUGS
    Beth

    Thank you Beth,
    I guess with

    Thank you Beth,
    I guess with surgery being next week, I might as well just wait it out.
    Hugs to you too,
    Judy
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    jjaj133 said:

    Thanks Gail, I think my main
    Thanks Gail, I think my main problem is, it makes me feel lazy! Isn't that stupid. I worry people will think i am lazy. I wonder if i could get brain surgery too. Odviously there is a short in there somewhere ; )

    Crazy!!!
    Get those thoughts out of your head! You are NOT lazy. You're sick!! You will hopefully have LOTS of energy once you recover from the surgery. Until then, let yourself be "lazy."

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    tootsie1 said:

    Crazy!!!
    Get those thoughts out of your head! You are NOT lazy. You're sick!! You will hopefully have LOTS of energy once you recover from the surgery. Until then, let yourself be "lazy."

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Thanks, Gail, I guess
    Thanks, Gail, I guess because the lesion is small i think there should be no symptoms.
    But evidently there are. So I will take everyones advice and just go take a nap!
    Love you guys,
    Judy
  • jjaj133 said:

    Thank you Beth,
    I guess with

    Thank you Beth,
    I guess with surgery being next week, I might as well just wait it out.
    Hugs to you too,
    Judy

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  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Judy
    Do they test your salts (potassium, magnesium, sodium, etc.,) when they do your blood tests? I have been terribly fatigued for awhile. It turns out my salts and my hemoglobin were low. I got an infusion of magnesium and saline yesterday, along with my treatment (erbitux). I feel like a whole new person today. On Friday I am getting a blood transfusion. I would call my doctor; if you wait for surgery + they find you are low in something, they may delay surgery.
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    AnneCan said:

    Judy
    Do they test your salts (potassium, magnesium, sodium, etc.,) when they do your blood tests? I have been terribly fatigued for awhile. It turns out my salts and my hemoglobin were low. I got an infusion of magnesium and saline yesterday, along with my treatment (erbitux). I feel like a whole new person today. On Friday I am getting a blood transfusion. I would call my doctor; if you wait for surgery + they find you are low in something, they may delay surgery.

    I have not had blood work
    I have not had blood work for over a month. You bring up a good point. Tomorrow I go to see the anesthesiologist. I will mention it to him. Thanks very much,
    Judy
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    AnneCan said:

    Judy
    Do they test your salts (potassium, magnesium, sodium, etc.,) when they do your blood tests? I have been terribly fatigued for awhile. It turns out my salts and my hemoglobin were low. I got an infusion of magnesium and saline yesterday, along with my treatment (erbitux). I feel like a whole new person today. On Friday I am getting a blood transfusion. I would call my doctor; if you wait for surgery + they find you are low in something, they may delay surgery.

    I have not had blood work
    I have not had blood work for over a month. You bring up a good point. Tomorrow I go to see the anesthesiologist. I will mention it to him. Thanks very much,
    Judy
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    jjaj133 said:

    I have not had blood work
    I have not had blood work for over a month. You bring up a good point. Tomorrow I go to see the anesthesiologist. I will mention it to him. Thanks very much,
    Judy

    Make a blood work if enzymes are still the same not a problem ,
    I'm sure is nothing! Praying for that Judy !
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    pepebcn said:

    Make a blood work if enzymes are still the same not a problem ,
    I'm sure is nothing! Praying for that Judy !

    Thank you so much,Pepe, i do
    Thank you so much,Pepe, i do appreciate everyones prayers.
    judy