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Article Talk: Cancer-Related Fatigue: Myth or Reality?
January 15, 2017
Before Cancer (BC), I was the energizer bunny. After chemo for stage 3c colon cancer from my colonoscopy at 50 with no symptoms, I was the tortoise. I was hit with Chemo Induced Peripheral Neuropathy after I finished my chemo, which felt like my body was short-circuited. I tried various doses of Neurotin but if it helped, it put me to sleep. So I lived in a state of exhaustion from not sleeping well. I discovered the free Livestrong program at The Community YMCA and on those 3 days, I slept from the 1 hr program. Eventually the tingling 24*7 faded to be replaced with numbness. I learned if I needed to be somewhere or do something that I ...

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Cancer Fatigue: Tired of Being Tired
July 23, 2015
OMG, the fatigue after 6 months of chemo for stage 3 colon cancer was unreal. Like you, exercising seemed to leave me worn out and taking Vitamin B had no impact. My endocrinologist for hypothyroid, up'd my synthroid dosage to no avail. When I started back to work full time more than a year after chemo, I was terrified if I could survive the work week. Thankfully it was mostly a work from home job and a pot of coffee a day would get me through. But when I had to attend a week workshop, I was in a panic. I finally took the advice of my YMCA Livestrong yoga instructor to try acupuncture. I had acupuncture 3 times a ...

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