#Fatigue – what is that?!?
Are you tired? Why don’t you sleep a bit more?!? If it was that easy….
I check Wikipedia:
Cancer-related fatigue is a subjective symptom of fatigue that is experienced by nearly all cancer patients.
Among patients receiving cancer treatment other than surgery, it is essentially universal. Fatigue is a normal and expected side effect of most forms of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and biotherapy. On average, cancer-related fatigue is “more severe, more distressing, and less likely to be relieved by rest” than fatigue experienced by healthy people. It can range from mild to severe, and may be either temporary or a long-term effect.
Fatigue may be a symptom of the cancer, or it may be the result of treatments for the cancer.
So, what helps? If only I knew…. I start to feel the fatigue in May/ June during radio therapy and the only relief I had was after my cure in Avène, but it was only that I suddenly had single days, where I would not feel like I had participated in a marathon during the night 😉
Sports helps and now I shall try Talasar pills for 10 days. It is a natural product with saffron…. If there is no improvement, I shall stop using it and I actually would not mind… the Swabians have a reputation of being tight, but €29 for 30 herbal pills?!?! Let’s wait and see….
Since fatigue never stops me, I still join the others to go to Bernau after breakfast on Sunday. We see the snow sculptures – or rather the leftovers – and I hit the slopes for an hour until it storms and rains. What to do?!? I am exhausted and stuck in Bernau, but I find my way home and finish my first beanie in the crafts room with lots of ladies singing along horrible folk songs blasting out of the radio. I don’t like the music, but I enjoy the atmosphere, the colours, the creativity and company.