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Exhaustion & falling to AN side
« on: May 11, 2018, 08:00:00 am »
Has anyone experienced extreme exhaustion?  Before the surgery I had increasing problems with exhaustion. For me this wasn’t normal. I even had to give up on a Sierra backpacking trip in 2017. My tumor was removed last July and the exhaustion issue seems to be getting steadily worse. I’m getting plenty of sleep thanks to my c-pap but I can’t take a lunch break without falling asleep. Everything is taking much longer to do. Is this common?

My tumor was on the left side. When I fall or loose balance it’s to the left side. I also seem to wander to the left. Is this normal?


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Re: Exhaustion & falling to AN side
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 05:56:54 pm »
Hi Gunns.  I had my surgery back in July 2013, left side, same as you.  I still have issues with balance and falling to the left.  I have gone through vistibular thearopy and it did help somewhat, but for me, my balance has not returned.  As far as being tired, yes, I get exhausted quite easily.  I was in a position that I could retire from my job, so naps for me are pretty easy.  I am now working a part time job, 4 hours a day.  I take a nap prior to or right after work.  One thing that I try to do on a daily basis is to exercise. Walking, yoga, strength training will work wonders.  I am also to a point where I can ride a bike again.  I cant take my eyes off the road, or drink from my water bottle while riding, but something is better than nothing.  Good luck to you and keep pushing forward.  Your life may have changed, but dont let it define you.  Mike


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Re: Exhaustion & falling to AN side
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 08:41:16 pm »
Is it possible for you to take naps?  I took at least 3 naps a day before I went back to work and that helped quite a bit.  Then at work I'd sneak a nap here and there for 10-15 min.    Also, are you doing alot of physical exertion?  If you are, you might want to cut back for a while.  Your body is telling you to rest, you should listen.  Until your body has a chance to catch up.

On balance, the hospital gave me balance exercises.  I did them every day for something like 6 months after surgery.  To me it's like sports.  The more you practice, the better you will get.  PM me if you would like the exercises.
Dx 2.6 cm Nov 2012, 35% hearing loss.  Grew to 3.5 cm Oct 2013.  Pre-op total hearing loss, left side tongue numb.  Translab Nov 2013 House Clinic.  Post-op no permanent facial or other issues.  Tongue much improved.  Great result!!