Glad you had a better day in spite of the meltdown.
I have more energy today so hopefully the tiredness eases off as the cycle progresses. I’ve also found some Bert’s Bees lotion which is said to be good for sore feet/hands.
Great tip about the Epsom Bath salts. Will give them a go. Thank you x
I’m also dealing with extreme tiredness following my first dose of T Purplebarb so I sympathise. Which drug are you on? I had 4x AC initially but now on 4 x Docetaxol which has definitely wiped me out more. My chemo team have reassured me it’s to be expected and they’ve suggested I need to plan ahead and not expect too much of myself. I am accepting all offers of help now whereas I was very reluctant before. I can only really manage one activity a day that requires any exertion. Today I managed to put on a wash. After that I rested and only later hung it out to dry. Doesn’t sound much but I couldn’t have done that yesterday. I’m trying to pace myself but it’s not easy. Aiming for a short walk each day is also supposed to help. MacMillan have a good booklet about coping with fatigue. I got mine at my physio appointment today but I think you might be able to download it online. I’ve been advised to try and stick to going to bed and waking up at the same time each day and to,try not to nap in the day although sometimes I find it’s unavoidable.
I treated myself to a gentle hand massage and manicure at a salon before starting my second phase of chemo. I explained that I was having treatment and didn’t want anything that would break the skin such as cuticle cutting. They filed my nails and applied navy nail polish. It was so lovely to have my hands treated with care rather than being assaulted by cannulas!
Widhing youall all the best C x