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After cancer treatment

Finished treatment? Trying to find a new normal or perhaps feeling a bit lost and anxious - share experiences and practical tips with other members and the online team.

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Tired and miserable

Started by Anonymous on 29 March 2018 at 17:07
Edited on 29 March 2018 at 17:07

Had my op last October followed by rads December January. Now supposedly clear of cancer but feeling so tired and miserable. Read what other people go through and I have nothing to moan about or be miserable about. I also worry it will come back and worry about my diet as I have read no dairy. But I haven’t changed my diet.

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    From Robyn  
    03 April 2018 at 12:05

    Hello, I am sure others reading this will recognise similar feelings following the end of their treatment. It can be a challenging time when although you are relieved that the results are clear, the emotional ‘hit’ of everything you have been through can take place and finding any sort of ‘normal’ can be really hard.

    Worrying about the cancer returning is also natural it will take time to feel confident in your body and not to worry about aches and pains…..

    This is all within a normal response to a traumatic event - exactly what being diagnosed and treated for cancer is. Connecting with others in a similar situation can really help as can talking things through with one of our cancer support specialists.

    You can drop into any of our Centres ( you don’t need an appointment) or you are welcome to message Sue ( susieq) or me privately here at Maggie’s Online.

    You mention worrying about your diet – there are lots of different diets  advertised and it can be overwhelming trying to find out about them, generally a well balanced and varied diet is the best thing you can do .

    You may have particular questions such as weight gain or loss during treatment or perhaps concerns about oestrogens in your diet. Caroline our online nutritional therapist retired last week however her blogs are available to read you may find this one on diet and breast cancer a helpful place to start and Sue and I can help you to find further information.
    I can also wholeheartedly recommend a great book called the cancer survivors companion which is packed full of practical tips to manage emotions following treatment for cancer.

    I'll leave it there for now, remember you are welcome to message anytime

     Best wishes

     Robyn 


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