People Share Tips on How They Have Dealt With Cancer-Related Fatigue

March 8, 2021
Ryan McDonald

On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share if they have experienced cancer-related fatigue and how they have dealt with it.

Each week on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, CURE® asks its readers to share their thoughts with a #CureConnect discussion question.

This past week, we asked: “Have you experienced cancer-related fatigue? How do you deal with it?”

Here’s what some of our readers shared:

  • “Yep. Get my walking shoes on and take a few turns around the neighborhood. Get a daily nap, and create a positive environment (stress tires you out).” – R.C.
  • “I've learned that I do what I can on the bad days, and I rejoice with what I am able to do and don’t dwell on what I couldn’t do.” – J.B.
  • “Exercise is an important part of keeping my energy up. As well as eating right, listening to my body, meditation and taking a nap if I need it. Stress is definitely an energy zapper.” – P.J.
  • “Yes, it's an on-going challenge after five years of chemo/treatment for ovarian cancer. I'm blessed to work from home so I can set my own schedule. I sleep nine-to-10 hours at night and am still tired. Surprisingly (to me), exercising daily helps, as well as lots of fresh fruit for vitamins.” – K.I.
  • “Yes, and chronically. I do my best to take care of myself and keep going to get things done. I've made major life changes so that I can work from home when my body allows instead of forcing myself to work on someone else's timeline.” – L.H.
  • “I try and take a walk at my favorite park — even if it’s a short one — and I just sit at the bench for a while. The fresh air and waterfront views do wonders.” – B.M.
  • “It is difficult because it goes beyond the fatigue that gets better with a nap. I have found for me, personally, it is about pacing myself, eliminating refined sugar from my diet and keep moving.” – S.M.
  • “On a good day, sunshine and music. But mostly nothing helps.” – G.L.

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