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Now I know why I'm so tired..............

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

As most of you probably know from my blogs and posts I've made on some of my teams for the last 2-3 weeks, you know I've been feeling more fatigued than usual, and my hemoglobin was low when it was checked before I had chemo on the 18th of last month. It was 8.7 then, low enough to make me very tired, but not quite low enough for a transfusion.

Well, when I went for my chemo today and they did my labs, it was down to 7.9; I think that's the lowest it's ever been, no wonder I have been feeling like a fading kitten! And I also haven't been driving anywhere for about 3 weeks because of the light headedness, and when I mentioned that to my nurse, she said I shouldn't be driving with it that low.

I did have the chemo today, because my white blood count was good. I am scheduled for a blood transfusion on Thursday. It's not good to have my hemoglobin so low, but it was good to have a reason as to why I've been so exhausted, and it's something where they can do something about it.

I had my iron checked a couple of weeks too, it's in the normal range, but in the very low end of the range, so I was told today that I should be taking an iron supplement too. My nurse told me to ask a pharmacist about what kind, she said it's constipating, but they do make some that have a laxative combined with it to prevent that.

I have a dentist appointment tomorrow, my mom will be taking me. It's just a routine check up and cleaning that was set up 6 months ago. I just want to get that done and over with. Really looking forward to Friday when I just stay home, and by Saturday, I should be feeling better from the transfusion.

I'm almost 5 pounds over my goal weight too, part of it is having to cut down more on my activity because of the fatigue, but part of it is also some emotional eating. Being so tired makes me feel kind of depressed, and that leads to me not caring so much about my food choices, especially with the snacks. So I updated my weight ticker today, I want to make that number go down again, so if I see that every day when I am on Spark, that will help remind me that I have to have the willpower to make better choices.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AUNTRENEE 10/5/2012 8:38PM

    Hope that you can relax now. Take care of yourself.

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OPALMOON 10/4/2012 8:11PM

    It's no wonder you have been so tired, Shari. Take care and have a good rest on Friday, and I hope you will be feeling better very soon.

Thinking of you and sending big hugs,


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JANIEWWJD 10/4/2012 12:41AM

    Keep going forward, my friend. God bless you!!!!

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GOANNA2 10/3/2012 8:16AM

    You are one spunky lady. I hope you feel better soon. emoticon emoticon

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KERRYG155 10/2/2012 10:14PM

    Hope they get you fixed up so you have some energy back. Keep the good attitude!!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/2/2012 9:27PM

    Glad you're set up for the transfusion. I know how you feel - I've been ridiculously exhausted lately (I took a several hour nap this afternoon because I had no choice when my body literally shut down). When the fatigue gets bad enough there is no fighting it, just living around it.

Do you have any cast iron cookware? Cooking in that allows some iron to cook into the food.

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NURSNANA 10/2/2012 7:29PM

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CELLOPLAYER1 10/2/2012 6:47PM

    Hope you will be feeling better soon!

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/2/2012 6:25PM

    Geez!! No wonder you're so tired!! Keep resting until you get your transfusion and you feel better!

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ELLFIN3 10/2/2012 5:07PM

    Bless Your Heart know wonder You are so tired! I am glad You will be getting the transfusion Thursday! You know You can get the 4 pounds off! Have Faith! Your are in My thoughts and prayers!! Love You!! ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

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CARRAND 10/2/2012 5:03PM

    Hang in there. I know the transfusion will give you some of your energy back.

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AZTLAN777 10/2/2012 4:24PM

    You are awesome! You have every right to be tired! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sparkhug!

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