fatique

belsam
belsam Member Posts: 23

l'm one year out from having stage 1 colon cancer.  Had my ascending colon removed.  Took 22 lymph nodes which proved to be all negative.  Just had my 1 yr follow-up colonoscopy.....it was all clear.  I get CT scanned in 3 wks and blood work.  MY question..........l battle fatique since the surgery.  Doesn't seem to be getting better.  l work 40 hrs/wk and workout often. I was put on a CPAP........no help.  l drag around all day long.  Help !!  

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  • SnapDragon2
    SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 646 Member
    edited June 2020 #2
    It could be many different

    It could be many different things: dehydration,low mag/potassium/vit D/protein, etc.  Tell your doc, could be an easy fix.

  • SnapDragon2
    SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 646 Member
    I need tto add if you had

    I need tto add if you had chemo it can take up to 2 yrs (maybe a lil longer) for the fatigue effects to subside.

  • belsam
    belsam Member Posts: 23
    edited June 2020 #4

    I need tto add if you had

    I need tto add if you had chemo it can take up to 2 yrs (maybe a lil longer) for the fatigue effects to subside.

    treatment

    no chemo or radiation needed

  • Capox Dude
    Capox Dude Member Posts: 83 Member
    edited June 2020 #5
    Have you consulted a dietician?

    Might not hurt, and it is often covered.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,626 Member
    edited June 2020 #6
    Fatigue

    I have never expeienced post surgery fatigue - I have had 11 surgeries, 9 major - and it sounds odd that this should be affecting you so long afterwards.  

    I presume that you will be having a followup appointment with your Oncologist after your scans and blood work. I would make sure to ask him/her about the fatigue, and then, if you still didn't feel good about the answers, make an appointment with your GP. Take your blood work result to the GP, thus avoiding repeat tests, as that is likely the first thing they will do. 

    I'm also with Capox Dude about the diet. If you can't afford multiple specialist visits, you could start by keeping track of what you are eating - which is what a dietician would have you do in any case - and make sure you are getting the right kind of nutrients.  It sounds like you are getting your exercise in, wihich is also a good way to boost energy. 

    Yep, I would be looking into why you are still experiencing fatigue. 

    Good luck, and keep us informed on how it all comes out. 

    Also, good luck with your upcoming scans, and may you hear those wonderful words NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE.

    Tru

  • belsam
    belsam Member Posts: 23
    edited June 2020 #7
    Trubrit said:

    Fatigue

    I have never expeienced post surgery fatigue - I have had 11 surgeries, 9 major - and it sounds odd that this should be affecting you so long afterwards.  

    I presume that you will be having a followup appointment with your Oncologist after your scans and blood work. I would make sure to ask him/her about the fatigue, and then, if you still didn't feel good about the answers, make an appointment with your GP. Take your blood work result to the GP, thus avoiding repeat tests, as that is likely the first thing they will do. 

    I'm also with Capox Dude about the diet. If you can't afford multiple specialist visits, you could start by keeping track of what you are eating - which is what a dietician would have you do in any case - and make sure you are getting the right kind of nutrients.  It sounds like you are getting your exercise in, wihich is also a good way to boost energy. 

    Yep, I would be looking into why you are still experiencing fatigue. 

    Good luck, and keep us informed on how it all comes out. 

    Also, good luck with your upcoming scans, and may you hear those wonderful words NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE.

    Tru

    thxs soo much !!

    thxs soo much !!

  • myAZmountain
    myAZmountain Member Posts: 417 Member
    edited June 2020 #8
    belsam said:

    thxs soo much !!

    thxs soo much !!

    B12 deficiency.

    Maybe have your B12 level checked, I had part of my ileum removed along w ith the ascending colon and I am vigilent about my levels, even though no of my docs have worried about it--I pop sublingual supplements periodically. https://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/2012/02/vitamin_b12_deficiency_is_ofte.html

  • belsam
    belsam Member Posts: 23

    B12 deficiency.

    Maybe have your B12 level checked, I had part of my ileum removed along w ith the ascending colon and I am vigilent about my levels, even though no of my docs have worried about it--I pop sublingual supplements periodically. https://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/2012/02/vitamin_b12_deficiency_is_ofte.html

    thxs........i'll try some

    thxs........i'll try some shots.........it's frustrating 

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,262 Member
    edited June 2020 #10

    B12 deficiency.

    Maybe have your B12 level checked, I had part of my ileum removed along w ith the ascending colon and I am vigilent about my levels, even though no of my docs have worried about it--I pop sublingual supplements periodically. https://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/2012/02/vitamin_b12_deficiency_is_ofte.html

    B vitamins

    And there is always brewer's yeast.  Not very palatable, but healthful.

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Fatigue

    Fatigue can be caused by different issues as stated above.  Also, since you are relatively new to diagnosis with just being a year out, can be very stressful for someone as no one wants to hear the words "cancer."  It can be very detrimental to mind and body, especially if you have constant tests, and appointments with the dotor, and just emotional worry.  To say that fatigue will go away immediately is hard to say as everyone is different.  Talk to your doctor and see what they say.  With every test of mine my fatigue starts way before the test is even done.  Wishing you some calm coming forward and the best outcome on your scans.  Please let us know how that goes.

    Kim

  • belsam
    belsam Member Posts: 23
    edited June 2020 #12

    Fatigue

    Fatigue can be caused by different issues as stated above.  Also, since you are relatively new to diagnosis with just being a year out, can be very stressful for someone as no one wants to hear the words "cancer."  It can be very detrimental to mind and body, especially if you have constant tests, and appointments with the dotor, and just emotional worry.  To say that fatigue will go away immediately is hard to say as everyone is different.  Talk to your doctor and see what they say.  With every test of mine my fatigue starts way before the test is even done.  Wishing you some calm coming forward and the best outcome on your scans.  Please let us know how that goes.

    Kim

    you make some excellant

    you make some excellant points.........as far as cancer goes.........l'm in a good spot..............Stage 1 and blood work looks good and a clear colonoscopy.  I'm still concerned........thxs !!