Saturday, January 2, 2010

Chemo Fatigue

Fatigue has descended upon me like Sacramento's tule fog. It's heavy in my bones; each movement requires a resting period. My fog lights are dim and my brain is soft and wet. I am a cold, dank, January morning.

Awaking from sleep uses enough of my energy so that a nap is required. My normal 9 hours of daily sleep has become 15, but even with that, I don't feel refreshed.

The effects of chemo are cumulative. At this rate, by April I'll have been sound asleep for a full month, much like Rip Van Winkle. But, hopefully, I'll awaken to a new, healthier life.


  1. Ann, I can't remember if you've posted anything about holistic supplementation - are you doing any? If not, you may want to ask your oncologist for a referral to a reputable holistic medical doctor that can recommend supplements to help you maintain your energy and strength. You can go to my blog and link on the right margin to Dr.Mary Hardy's profile and call her office to ask if she can recommend someone like her in your area. I am convinced that the regimen she put me on is what kept me from experiencing a ton of possible side effects and keeping the ones I did experience at a minimal and manageable level that didn't much interfere with day to day life. Anyway, I hope you are oherwise feeling well. Pace yourself and know we're all here for you and rooting for you. You can do it! :) xoxox

  2. I just started getting hit by radiation fatigue on I'm there with you.


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