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    I'm sorry you are feeling overwhelmed. I was too at first. My first couple of weeks after diagnosis of cancer were a blur of appointments with little info. I ventualy learned my markers were 200% above normal levels.

    But I too have been more fatigued lately. I will fall aslerp in the middle of watching tv and wake up groggy an hour or two later. It can be frustrating. It doesn't happen all the time but I find when it does that it's maybe a couple of days then I feel stronger again. It's going to be your body's way of dealing with what is essentially unknown chemicals from chemo.

    Rest when your body needs it but do your best to at least walk when you do feel awake so that you help retain strength. It's been a tough lesson for me as I've always been so independent. I do some exercises or chores then rest. I do this several times a day. It's taken me about 6 weeks to get back to the point where I can feel stronger again. I lost a lot of strength after my hospital stay and dealing with fluid retention. My body is finally starting to function normally again.

    It'll be a battle but stay strong and always believe you will beat it. Attitude is a key component. On my worst days I repeat 'I am strong. I smile healthy. I am loved by God.'

    If you ever need to vent or want info, just let me know. I do a lot of research on my own and have found things to help me deal with various symtomd. For example, if you experience mouth sores, the next time you have chemo, ask for ice chips. Chewing on them the first 30 minutes of starting the chemo drug helps keep the chemo from killing cells in your mouth.

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    12 days ago
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    Thank you for the flower goodie on my day in the VIP lounge. I appreciate the encouragement. Have a terrific week! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    14 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon just stopping in to say we are on week 2 and we are rocking this challenge

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    15 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Happy 4th of July have an emoticon day, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    21 days ago
    I'm doing pretty well. Still dealing with some side effects from the fluid retention and meds. Seems like they give you meds for one thing which causes other symptoms then meds for the new symptoms.

    But, going to get strict with my probiotics, supplements and alkaline diet again. Glad to be out of the wheel chair and working on rebuilding my leg strength again. I walk fine butgetting up from a crouch takes effort.

    I too believe I can be an exception to the rule. With that belief, it helps one endure and hope.

    I hope you see favorable results. There will be valleys but we need to remember that if we keep pushing, we'll be on a peak again!

    29 days ago
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