• An energy question thank you!!

    Asked by oceanblue24 on Thursday, May 10, 2012

    An energy question thank you!!

    Thank you all so much for your answers on energy while on chemo! I have saved them all & will check out all the links & sites.
    We have an excellent natural medicine clinic very close to us so may check out some alternative methods like acupuncture or massage.
    When this all started we bought a walker to keep up with exercise but I haven't used it like I should. One of my problems is I'm very over weight & have to start gradually. I do go out & walk around the stores every day I feel up to it. Hope that counts some! I know one of the keys to this cancer not coming back is to get myself in shape. It's hard after having weight & metabolism problems since puberty. Also with the anxiety I've siffered for a good part of my life, it's hard to drink protein drinks & also have been told to steer clear of them because of the soy. Anyway thanks all again! This is a great site & group of people!! God Bless all!!!! Sandy

    2 Answers from the Community

    • leepenn's Avatar

      Hi sandy
      Every tiny amount counts - don't let anyone tell you differently! As you do more, you'll be able to do more. So, keep it up, because I believe you are headed in the RIGHT DIRECTION!

      over 4 years ago
    • cranburymom's Avatar

      This is not easy. I agree with leepen.
      don't stop - keep moving.
      Even when I feel tired, I try to do something - to me, walking in woods or trails makes me feel relaxed and energized.

      Biking seems to be less stressful compared to jogging/running as long as you pick the flat road.

      Pick a supportive friend or two and begin walking around. And watch your diet as much as you can. You can use an apps like "loseit" or else to understand "portion size" and how much you really need daily.

      It is not easy though. But I know you can do it.

      over 4 years ago

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