• I am done with chemo for now and I have days that are killing me.

    Asked by buckhunter on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    I am done with chemo for now and I have days that are killing me.

    Some days I can motor right through without hitting the wall, then other days it's random, I feel like I can't make it through without a nap. It's hard to just lay down on my desk and nap. Management frowns on that!

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    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      It takes a while to feel normal again. After my surgery, chemo and radiation was over, it was a good year before I felt normal again. It felt like I needed naps all the time just to get through the day.
      Give yourself time to recover. Time to heal. Eat healthy. Exercise. Push yourself a little more each day. Sleep well. And just say NO when you can't handle any more on your life's plate. You will get through this. Hugs.

      11 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      It's been so many years since I was finishing chemo and radiation that it's hard to remember the days right after it was over. But I do remember that just as soon as I stopped treatment, each week things go better. And sometimes I would be doing something and all of a sudden realize that I was doing something that I hadn't been able to do. I also remember having to take naps for even a couple of months after it was over. Each of us is different in how we take treatment and how we recover.

      11 days ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      Just because chemo ‘is done’ your body is still working hard dealing with the effects of it. My rad oncologist told me it could be weeks to a year to bounce back after a 30 day course WITHOUT ANYTHING ELSE. It can take as long to get your feet back under you as your treatment took or longer. Celebrate the little things step at a time getting better. Take that nap if you need it. Hugs!

      10 days ago
    • BobbyZ's Avatar
      BobbyZ

      I am still in it and it's creeping up on me worse and worse. There are days that I cannot make it through the whole day either. I'm hoping that it doesn't get any worse.

      10 days ago

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