The Loratabs with me are very consistent, it takes a full hour to kick in, I know this in advance, and when I can, I plan activities knowing that. I don't have the advantage of caffine in my life, perhaps I should consider it. I haven't drank coffee, tea, or caffine sodas for over 25 years, was always an irratant on my stomach even way back then.
My last pain med pass is either 8 or 9 pm at night. I never take anything else for pain during the night, but sometimes if I wake up in pain, I wonder. Going to disucss this with my oncologist/pm on my next visit.
i have been dealing with chronic fatigue since 2000, after I did my first radiation treatments for the cancers i fought before my prostate cancer came on the scene. my radiation oncologist said at the time, that i would be lucky to get back to the 75% mark, and he was right. When I underwent even more radiation in 2009 for the prostate cancer, it made the chronic fatigue even worse. if i could quantify, i would say at most, i have 40-50% the energy level i had back at year 2000. i just have to keep making adjustments in my life and QOL to compensate for the loss.
Plus I was 48 back then, and I am 60 now. Even natural age causes dimmishing energy levels, as much as i hate to admit it
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA 4/12 = 37.x
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries
Member of Prostate Cancer & Chronic Pain HW Communities since 10/2008
“I live in the weak and the wounded” – Session Nine (Movie)