My dearest and very best friend in the world has been diagnosed with CML Stage One a little over 5 weeks ago. Prior to the diagnosis she had lost a tremendous amount of weight which we attributed to stress with job and personal issues. Little did we know she had CML. She is very underweight and is having major problems gaining weight. The low weight causes her even more fatigue and low energy.
Any suggestions? She is eating very healthy but the least little activity seems to 'eat' away at her caloric intake. She eats small snacks and meals throughout the day and night.
How quickly will the energy level increase? She is currently taking 150 mg of Tasigna which was started three weeks ago.. She has been resting basically all day and night for the past three weeks...I can't help but wonder if all the inactivity is making her more tired.
Any input is greatly appreciated!! I feel so inadaquate in this journey.