Hello, im 8mths diagnosed with ET.
I’m 46, overweight 😱🙈🙈 and only on aspirin n vitamin supplements.
At 1st the fatugue wasnt too bad, but the last few weeks its been horrendous. Just the thought of example hoovering makes me
want to cry. I used to be so house proud and its getting me down.
I live with my partner who works long shifts, my 27yr old daughter who works full time and my 3year old gorgeous grandson whos bonkers!
So life is pretty hetic.
Im a neonatal nurse working fulltime, 3 13 hr shifts a week n most weeks do a mix of days and nights and extras as the staffing is so bad( and the overtime money good!)
I’ve just turned down the opportunity to apply for a sisters post( been as good as told the job would be mine) as dont think i could cope with any extra stress.
i’ve read exercise helps with the fatigue so this weekend joining the gym to go swimming.. as need to loose weight asap to see if this helps with the fatigue.
I have bone pain, itchy driving me mad feet and hair thinning.. beush is fullevery few days. Also have. small lumps on my head that the Dr is just waiting n seeing what happens with them.
How do you all manage your fatigue? im
hoping if i loose weight that will help massively, but im also scared this is me for life n have visions of giving up work n loosing my house etc etc etc!!
You know those 3am thoughts ..
Sorry for the essay just so down with this allright now.
Any advice would be brill.
Ps my platelets have been stable the last few mths n had bloods ysday n all similar.