Coping with Fatigue
Fatigue is a frequent companion of cancer. As I frequently tell my patients "You have to sleep." Whatever else is going on, everything seems worse when you are tired. Whether related to treatment side effects, worry, over-scheduling slow recovery from surgery, radiation therapy or stress about the diagnosis, it can be a major concern. Having breast cancer is rarely a sleep aide, so women who already had trouble with sleep are likely even more exhausted. Living Beyond Breast Cancer (www.lbbc.org) has an excellent new guide about this issue. Here is a quote and the link to read or download or order the whole thing:
If you recently received this guide, you may be coping with a new breast cancer diagnosis, going through treatment or figuring out how to move forward. You are managing complex emotions and fears, and you may feel so tired from treatments or stress that you have trouble getting through each day.
Worrying about recurrence or how to keep up with your responsibilities may keep you awake at night. This guide will help you understand how insomnia and fatigue related to cancer and its treatments impact your everyday life. It explains some reasons why you may feel sleepy or exhausted, gives tips on managing insomnia and fatigue, explores how and when to talk to a healthcare provider and shows you where to find support.
LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER
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Click here to view the the guide