Reassuring that I'm not the only one!
Am moving house next weekend and finding it a struggle to get motivated to doing the packing. Xx
Hi Sue C
I can understand your impatience but as I have found - going through chemo is full of ups and downs. After my last chemo I went christmas shopping on day 2 because I felt ok. But on other days since have been a total sofa sloth because of the general feeling as you have described and sometimes coupled with nights of little or no sleep have simply not had the energy! Frustrating isn't it?
It's just that general feeling of being a bit under the weather isn't it? A bit like a mild cold....tired and achy. And still got rads to come! Roll on 2017.....
I had my last chemo 6 weeks ago and I still have water retention (but it is much better). I am OK most of the time but still not quite right but I cannot say what is wrong.
I think so because if you start to feel better sooner, that will be a bonus rather than expecting to feel better sooner than is realsitic - that feels demoralising.
Enjoy the naps!
Thanks orange girl
Yes, I suppose I'm impatient too. My chemo only took 3 months so will go by that I guess, but also got a month of radiotherapy coming up so that will set me back too. My original date back to see the consultant who diagnosed me at the start of all this, gave me a date next Easter. So maybe that's more of a realistic time scale?
Yep. I remember thinking, yay, done, now time to feel better.
It takes time.
I was very impatient.
I was advised it takes as long to start feeling better as it took to go through chemo.
In reality, I don't think my athletic ability was anywhere near what I was used to for just over a year after finishing.
I still suffered fatigue for a couple of years and needed well-timed naps.
It's 3 years on from starting chemo now and I still have some (mild) side effects.
Be kind to yourself, it will get better.
Have now completed my chemo ( TC 4 cycles, every 3 weeks), and was looking forward to feeling normal again. However, feeling rotten....tired, headache, achy muscles etc. So was wondering how long it takes to feel ok again? I expect my immune system is still low, but would like to feel better after all the treatment.