It seems strange that this time last year I was tentatively finding out if I would finally be able to fulfil the dream of going to University to read Literature and Writing. Here I am going into my second year (as I'm part time this is the second part of my first year). I love [...]
I never thought in a month of Sunday's I would be able to get my children to drink Green Juice, they seem to have built-in aversions to any vegetables so hiding them is key for me. I actually can't take all the credit for this, as the starting block came from Peppa Pig (don't all [...]
I am so completely and beyond thrilled that my little blog has inspired others to start blogging. My blog really is still a baby, recently having it's 1st birthday. There are a few things that I have learnt over the last year that I thought I would share with my newbie bloggers... Tweet Tweet If you [...]
This is based on a recipe from Honestly Healthy a fabulous cookbook full of healthy clean recipes that I can't recommend enough. What I love most, especially during my 100 Healthy Days and since giving up processed sugar is the snacks and desserts section. Yes they can be clean and here is one of my [...]
There is no doubt that it was easier for me to stay healthy whilst in Spain. The heat, swimming pool and delicious salads made it easier for me to eat healthy and move more everyday. It's when I'm home I seem to struggle, especially with sugar and caffeine. I just get so tired with the [...]
Walking into Breathing Space, you walk into a busy cafe selling delicious healthy juices and meals, with a buzzy reception desk and people heading to Yoga or Pilates in their studio but as you walk upstairs you are transported into a wonderful calming haven. Large sofas with luxurious throws. Dark, beautifully carved wooden furniture that looks [...]
Oh my gosh, this is exactly how I feel. In a way I am relieved it’s an actual thing & not me going mad. I have said so many times this is more than ‘being tired’ and it’s not to do with being a busy mum. It is all encompassing & mental as well as physical.
It is also true that rest doesn’t usually help but your not able to do anything either, even think clearly, so your left in a very strange & uncomfortable place.
Fatigue is one of those issues that many people living with cancer experience, but that few discuss and even fewer understand. At Shine, we know that fatigue often lasts far longer than the period when everyone expects you to be ill – if you’ve finished your treatment, friends and family often expect you to be back to normal relatively soon. And if you’re living with a chronic cancer, you might not look ill or tired, making it even more tricky to explain to people exactly why you feel so wiped out.
In this week’s blog, Sam shares her experiences of coping with fatigue, the impact is has, and how she is coping. Please share this if you can – the more people understand how tiring cancer is the better!
Guest blogger: Sam Reynolds
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
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