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Posted on 6/3/18 2:23 AM
I feel like i've been dealing with this forever. I was someone that rarely got sick and never went to the dr. Now I struggle with weekly dr visits with blood work each time. Only 5 more doses of taxol left then I'm done. Definitely will have a party after. I try to stay upbeat. I hate how cancer has changed me not only in how I look, but also how I think. My mind don't work the same. Mind gets foggy and it's hard to concentrate. Depression hits each time I look in the mirror.
Beginning of the discussion - 6/8/18Tired https://www.carenity.us/forum/cancer/living-with-cancer/tired-186
Posted on 6/8/18 11:21 AM
I stay tired but honestly I don't think it's the cancer I really think it's depression. I could sleep 20 out of 24 hours easily everyday.
Posted on 6/8/18 2:10 PM
So sorry to hear this AlyceMarie.....I have stage 4 colorectal cancer that has metastisized to my liver.....if everything checks out I am scheduled to have liver surgery next month. I have 2 tumors in my liver and now my pelvis.
Posted on 6/9/18 12:48 AM
I feel what your going threw because our cancers should be siblings honestly. MRI should tumors are now in my liver so waiting on biopsy appointment now but we no it's malignant already. Then they will try to remove it in surgery then sounds like chemotherapy is next. I'm 53 way too young and feel pissed off because I'm not ready to be taken from ones that love me I'm just not. This is a crewl joke at best that's not funny at all is it?
Posted on 6/29/18 8:34 PM
I'm never sleeping but physically drained. I had Cisplatin 5FU when I was in treatment and It zapped me. I was a very high energy person my whole life. Get tired very easily now. I'm not sure if it's from the chemo or the fact that I had pneumonia 15 times. Only one lung functions now. And I was just diagnosed with cancer in that bad lung a couple weeks ago. After my EC was in remission, they discovered that I was getting pneumonia so often from a growth on my esophagus. Radiation had badly damaged the tissue, allowing the monstrosity to grow. It diverted food and liquid into my lungs. Necrotizing pneumonia almost killed me and ruined my respiratory system
Posted on 7/1/18 2:46 AM
Dear SPpach, TIRED! Sounds like such a small problem. It is not! I did have Taxol frontline in 2015 with Carboplatin. It was not fun. Diarrhea was unpredictable. Very painful sores in places I can not mention publicly twice. Passed out once even though I was drinking lots of water. Then there was the anemia that made me tired. I had to get blood transfusions 4 times. I think depression is also a piece of this since due to neutropenia I had to mainly stay around the house. Now I am getting chemo again, Carboplatin and Gemzar and fatigue is hitting again with anemia requiring transfusions. I am going to have a party too, it won't be until my last chemo and last transfusion are done, the end of July. Going to work on being healthier and plan on returning to work after the holidays in January, part time. As my Mom used to say "This too will pass." .mc1440
Posted on 7/13/18 9:50 AM
@Gracie How are you doing? Have you had surgery yet or has it been scheduled? Please let me no.
Posted on 7/21/18 4:10 PM
I have so many of the side effects I read about. Trying not to turn into one of those people who start experiencing things as soon as they read about them ("Oh yeah I have that, oh and that too!"). I do get the tiredness, and a general weakness. Lower back pain, painful muscle spasms, anxiety, "hyped-up" feeling/irritability/anger I think from the Taxol/steroid/Neulasta combo? Some days I can barely walk from the living room to the kitchen and I'm very clumsy with some balance problems. Seems whatever issues I had previous the chemo has zoomed in on. I am very overweight, suffer from life-long depression, back and knee pain. Thank goodness I just had my last AC/T this week. But now I have 4 weeks of daily radiation and how many years of oral med Femara, both of which I hear can cause the muscle and joint pain, tiredness, etc. So hard to think about celebrating, and I understand "spapach" who said she feels like she's been dealing with this forever.