Dec 8, 2019 03:38PM HikingLady wrote:
Maeven Wow, big sympathy to you. It's hard to have all this at once. I love the idea of a female MO--my original one was, but she left the practice. I have had a REALLY empathetic and compassionate, good communicator since then, even though he's a man. One way I found him was to call up the RN's at that practice and describe what kind of doc I wanted (good communicator, empathetic, compassionate), and they came up with this doc, and he is exactly that.
If you would feel comfortable sharing your breast cancer information publicly with us, we can understand better where you are in your diagnosis and treatment journey. It's in My Profile, and you set your information to Public, and it will appear below your post. Helps everyone appreciate the different situations of each of our journeys.
As for fatigue, that sounds like what you should put your attention to. At the end of my radiation, it took several weeks to turn around the fatigue. A lot of extra water---drink and hydrate. That will also help with the Anastrozole. All that 'old lady' feeling (joint creakiness, fatigue) got better after a few months. For me, getting some kind of exercise every day has also helped a lot. I do it first thing each day, or I find excuses, and it doesn't happen. When I get up and move for an hour (swimming, walking, etc.), I'm much more comfortable the rest of the day.
You've been through TRAUMA, yes, it's being put through the wringer, for sure. So, treat it that way, and meet your own needs first. In the airplane, we're told to put our own oxygen mask on first. Take care of yourself, whatever that means, as far as hydration, exercise, rest, good nutrition, and deciding how much socializing and interaction and when. Whatever helps you feel stronger, inside and out.