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12 years 2 weeks ago #18098 by Gene Beane
Don,
It seems Gene gets tired as well, it will take up to a year I think before your back to 100 per cent. Still your body was through a big change and it takes time, don't get discouraged, it will all come back....Ginger

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12 years 2 weeks ago #18091 by skypilot
I am 6 months post opp. For sure much less energy than last summer. I do concrete for work, This Has cramped my style. I had to hire a forman becouse by 2 pm im burnt out. For the first time I fell old at 59. Don

Hanging in there!

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12 years 2 weeks ago #18037 by Leigh
Dear Joe,

I am with you on this one, I too feel that I get tired quickly and have general lack lustre. It is kind of in waves as one day I am bursting with energy and the next I have a dip in energy levels.

I now do my daily routine in blocks with lots of breaks which is a good way of taking the time to relax and smell the roses :)

As Pat mentioned I too lost muscle weight and this year since my RC have gained more fat weight :( This week I am joining the gym again to start weight training and do some group cardio lessons to build up my strength once more.

Tim mentioned the broken sleep which may be my tiredness problem..I tend to get up twice sometimes three times a night to urinate.

Wishing everyone lots of energy and great nights sleep...

Leigh

Leigh, 39
Dx July 2007
TURBT July 2007
RC/Neobladder ,Studer Pouch, September 2007
Erasmus Centrum Rotterdam
TNM Classification: pT4 N2 Mo
4 cycles aduvant chemo Gemzar & Cisplatinum

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12 years 2 weeks ago #18009 by dmartin12358
Joe,

It took me about 1 1/2 years to get back to feeling normal, pretty much full strength (though it could be tricky to compare full strength to the strength we had when younger). I had a couple of setbacks (adhesions). My RC was almost 3 years ago. I feel great now.

I took a hike this weekend with someone who had his RC about a year ago and he's still not at full strength, though he had setbacks as well (infections).

Dan

Dx 7/04, CIS + T1G3, Age 50
2 TURBTs
12 BCGs
Cystectomy 8/05 USC/Norris
So far, so good (kow)

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12 years 2 weeks ago #18007 by fearandfight
Thanks everyone for your replies I always said the aging process sucks but what are we going to do LoL. Joe ;)

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12 years 2 weeks ago #18002 by Melodie
Joe,

Hate to say this but I think some of our fatigue has to do with the "A" word, aging.
You are just a month or six weeks ahead of me, and I feel like I still I don't have the endurance I once had...but I do have a long commute each work day so I'm sure that slows me down as well. In some regards, since I follow a more healthy diet, I do have more energy but it doesn't last ...but must take rest breaks or I feel like I am compromising my health. :) Melodie

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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