Congratulations on finishing chemo!
Yes, the pain can be very bad, but it does get better.
There are many things that will help. Massage is great, and yes, sometimes it will hurt after massage therapy, but the pain ameliorates when you drink plenty of water before and after the massage.
Take hot baths with Epson salts. Good for the body and the spirit.
Try exercising on a balance ball. The ball absorbs most of the impact, so you can do even jumping jacks without rattling your bones.
Don't give up on exercises. Do your stretches, a little yoga, use resistance bands, or take little walks often.
Try acupuncture. Use muscle rubs. My Chinese doctor has an herbal balm that works wonders on muscles and joints. I have acquired quite the taste for the wonderful aroma of Ben-Gay, has become my favourite perfume ;).
You have succeeded through your chemo journey and now you start rebuilding yourself little by little. Take it easy but keep up your exercises and nutrition and lots and lots of water. The pain is real and hard to take, but it will get better, that's for certain!
Edited by: LOULOUBE at: 1/7/2012 (23:01)
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