Fatigue Fighter

fatigue clip artI am still experiencing quite a bit of fatigue. The way I have been dealing with it is to give in and lay down once or twice every day. Although it feels great to lie down, the fatigue didn’t seem to be getting better. I told my neurosurgeon I was fatigued and he said, “So am I.” He cracks me up. Anyway, Steve’s oncologist said that for chemotherapy patients, the way to fight fatigue is to stay active. So now I’m going to give that a try. Honestly, it seems to be working. The busier I am the less likely I am to lie down, and I do think I’ve got a bit more energy now. This is taking some commitment and courage, I must say. The couch calls to me. And I have to make sure I’m not overdoing it because self care is so important. It’s a balancing act but I think we are all doing that. I still practice meditation, prayer, essential oils, visualization, affirmations, etc. I’d like to add nutritious eating to this list, but I would just be lying.

Steve is feeling well today. I bought him his own phone so when he is at chemotherapy he can be reached. His first round will be 6 hours long so he may want to chat with someone.

10 thoughts on “Fatigue Fighter

    • Thanks Ellie. I had it checked a couple months ago and it was good, and I take a supplement. If you have any other ideas let me know. Most people think I am tired because my vision is pulsing because that sounds exhausting. I’m not sure that’s the reason.

  1. Glenda, thank you for your posts the past several months. I appreciate your candid and positive comments, thoughts, questions, answers. Jeff has lymphoma again, and had another stem cell transplant Feb 2014. It has been a much longer process of recovery than either of us expected. You are recording priceless moments and experiences in your comments. Thank you, again.

    • Hi Linda. So nice to hear from you. Sorry to hear about Jeff’s recurrence. One of the big lessons I’ve learned is that recovery takes so much longer than we expect. Maybe it’s because of our age, but I don’t know. I am certainly learning a lot about patience. Thanks for your comments. It makes me remember that we are not alone. Others have walked this path and are willing to share. My best wishes to you and Jeff. If you ever come back to Utah please drop in.

  2. Glenda,
    I’m just catching up on your posts and sending healing prayers to you and Steve. I know you can bust a groove, so maybe put on some disco and dance like your AHNA friends are watching 🙂 HA! Found this tiny poem and thought it would resonate…hugs and blessings
    Thorns on Roses

    She thanked the thorns on roses
    The thunder with the rain
    The grace within the chaos
    And hope that stems through pain~

    Jen Reich
    Phoenix, AZ 3-3-14

    • Great idea Jen. I will put on music and dance like my AHNA friends are watching. Thanks also for the poem. You seem to be able to hit the nail right on the head when you send poetry. Tears came to my eyes. Bless you.

  3. Dear Glenda
    As I read your reflections I am touched by all the ways you continue to model how to live in a healing/holistic way. Even where there is a lack of curing, you seem to be able to embrace the caring moments and the healing that they bring. Thank you for continuing to share your journey with such grace! I feel that your positive attitude is a way of sharing Divine love and light with the world!
    Regarding the fatigue – have you doing NLP with it as you did with the nausea/
    Blessings dear one

    • Yes I will try NLP on the fatigue. Never thought of that. Sometimes it takes someone else to point out the obvious. Thanks for being that someone else.

  4. Hi Glenda,
    Lie down and enjoy the fact that you can! You deserve to lie down when you get tired; you have been working and taking care of people all of your life! Hope every day gets better for you and family! Love and prayers, Jeanne from CA

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