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Exercise and chemo


Saturday, November 02, 2013

It used to be that when cancer patients were getting chemo, they were told to rest. Now, research is showing that exercise actually helps reduce "chemo fatigue." I believe it. I've found that walking or other exercise makes me feel so much better.
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The last couple weeks, I've felt totally exhausted when I walk into ballroom dance class. After an hour of dancing, I'm tired, but I feel great!
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LSDALOIA 11/5/2013 7:29AM

    Only you would dance your way through chemo. Go Kay!!!

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MISSG180 11/4/2013 4:46PM

    I think it's great that you are still dancing! Such fun!

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MOTHEPRO 11/4/2013 12:00PM

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JESSIG5 11/4/2013 9:28AM

    I was so weak that even after my radiation, I was not allowed to exercise or diet. I waited three months and couldn't stand it anymore so I started exercising and went to Weight Watchers without my doctors' permission. It did make me feel much better but I think part of it was mental. I finally felt like there was something that I could control myself.

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FLORIDASUN 11/4/2013 7:45AM

    Dancing ALWAYS makes EVERYTHING better...I'm so happy that you are doing this with your wonderful husband....you are SO inspiring and beautiful my dear friend! LOVE you to the moon and around it 50x and back again! emoticon emoticon emoticon you are my she~ro

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GEORGIAGIRL26 11/3/2013 5:44AM

    Glad to see you are doing well.
And that your are enjoying dancing with your hubby.
Hope that you have a good day.
And an awesome week my friend!
Your sister in Fitness, Holly emoticon

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STRIVER57 11/3/2013 2:18AM

    that's great ... and what a great and romantic exercise.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/3/2013 1:21AM

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GARDENCHRIS 11/2/2013 9:50PM

    GREAT ATTITUDE!

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BUNNYCATS 11/2/2013 8:11PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm glad you are ballroom dancing with your husband. So, sweet and romantic! emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 11/2/2013 7:38PM

    Helped me with radiation fatigue. I'm so glad there are modern studies.

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DARLENEK04 11/2/2013 7:09PM

  I hope you dance............Kay, and often.
I would love to see you guys ballroom dance as I think
it is so beautiful....

God's blessings on you and lift you up.....
DarleneK

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SWEETNEEY 11/2/2013 6:36PM

    When you get a chance just dance... emoticon

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LOPEYP 11/2/2013 6:25PM

    emoticon to hear! Enjoy!!

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MOM2ACAT 11/2/2013 4:15PM

    I was not yet a member of Spark when I first had chemo in 2003; and the thought never occurred to me to exercise through it. I joined Spark in 2006, and also joined a cancer survivor's team. Because there were members on the team working out while going through chemo and radiation, I was inspired to do my best to stay on track with my exercise when I had to go through radiation when my cancer returned in 2007, and also when I had to start chemo again in 2010.

You are doing great with your fitness Kay!

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HEIDI777 11/2/2013 3:00PM

    You are a trooper!! I am glad to hear you are so active!! You always inspire me!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/2/2013 2:02PM

    Yes, I am a firm believer in this. Good for you, Kay.

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