• Waiting on results

    Asked by Kate on Monday, September 3, 2018

    Waiting on results

    Still have 2 weeks to go for his first Cat Scan after treatments. Energy level is extremely low. Trying to get him to take a walk.

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      He should also continue hydration even when not being infused. Is he drinking Ensure or Boost? He definitely needs to get some exercise, even only a walk daily. He can also use a hand exerciser ball while sitting to help strengthen his arm muscles. The first place we lose weight is in the muscle and we become weak.

      about 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Our local YMCA has several programs for cancer survivors including the LIVESTRONG program, They also offer a personal trainer. And aquatics programs. I still think that a buddy might be best able to encourage him to walk.

      about 3 years ago
    • Nana52's Avatar
      Nana52

      Kate: Yes, exercise is key here. Check with your local YMCA or community center for working out. My hospital also has a fitness center with one-on-one instruction. Also, check with the American Cancer Society to inquire about exercise in your local community.

      about 3 years ago

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