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Nov 21, 2019 · Fatigue and cancer treatment in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Hi Nancy.

Having had breast cancer and colon cancer in the space of 18 months, I'm extremely familiar with fatigue 🙄😏. Re exercise, I find swimming very therapeutic, mentally and physically; also a walk, even if it's only 10 minutes away from my home and back again. I've also found that sticking to a routine, going to bed at the same time every night, getting up at the same time every morning, having a nap for the same length of time at the same time every day, eating at the same time every day. When I do a physical activity, e.g. housework, I do it when my energy level is good (for me, it's morning), as I find that my energy level decreases as the day progresses so that I'm whacked by 5 pm ☹️! Hope these suggestions help.

Feb 24, 2019 · Living with colorectal cancer - Meet others & come say hi in Colorectal Cancer

Hi Jackie. Thank you for your encouraging and uplifting post and, for me personally, grounding and calming post. I’ve been freaking out recently, as well as going through the stages of bereavement in record time! Having completed treatment for HER2 Positive breast treatment 3 months ago, on 14 February I received a colon cancer diagnosis. After glancing around my consultant’s office in search of a punching bag (unfortunately none!), I asked “what were the odds of that happening?” Apparently, it’s sheer coincidence and bad luck; totally unrelated to my breast cancer. Thankfully, it hasn’t spread to my liver or lungs. However, I won’t know until after my resection surgery on 14 March whether or not the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes and if I’ll have to undergo chemo. Having faith, and fingers crossed, that it hasn’t and I won’t 😊. I beat the breast cancer and I can beat the colon cancer 🤗!

Feb 24, 2019 · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

During my cancer treatment, and since it finished 3 months ago, a cookbook called ‘Cancer-Fighting Kitchen’ by Rebecca Katz became, and still is, my go-to food bible. It contains nourishing, tasty recipes, including recipes for various side-effects of treatment. I particularly found the magic mineral broth (both the veggie & chicken versions) and the anti-nauseau cinammon drink to be life-savers during my chemo and subsequent treatment. RK also has a website,