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prs wrote:Mike, there's a lot of bone in the pelvic area and it's likely the radiation will impact your bone marrow's ability to produce blood cells. I know all my counts dropped to below normal levels during radiation, and I believe this is one of the main causes of fatigue and the inability to exercise at the same intensity as before diagnosis.
CaliforniaBagMan wrote:Regarding: " I don't have as much energy as I did before diagnosis"
After my IIIb diagnosis, I applied tremendous focus on getting in shape for the upcoming surgery and battle. I started out being moderately sedentary, with my exercise choice being laps in the pool. At first it was one or two laps and I was whipped. I kept at it even before starting treatment and got up to 10-15 laps, then 20, then 30, and was finally hitting 40 laps in the pool when the effects of treatment began to sink in. Not to mention I couldn't swim at all with the chemo machine hooked up to me for five days at a time.
By the end of treatment I could barely walk and resigned myself I would never again see the upstairs at our house. Just too difficult. So, my message is to expect degradation in energy and vitality, and don't worry about it. It's just a natural part of the process as your body uses energy to do other things, like fight off the cancer and deal with the rigors of treatments and chemicals. My side effects and negative reaction to treatment was the most difficult I have ever read in this forum, with the exception of one other person. So if I made it through that you can as well.
Regarding a possible colostomy, I wouldn't focus negative energy on that. I went through that along with many others. There is natural fear or apprehension of the unknown, but it's not a big deal. Modern equipment and appliances makes that a much different experience than what was the norm decades ago.
Now more than ten years later, life is good. I hope you have the same positive experience and outcome I have enjoyed. But you must endure the rigors of treatment and the recovery as part of that, of course. I'd keep at the exercise as you are able to, but not get too worked up as you lose some energy and vitality.
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