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Fatigue

During COVID-19 lockdown #iso people have been complaining of feeling so exhausted! Their lives changed, many worked from home and still are. Even though their lives slowed down they became pretty much stressed out. Energy levels were zapped!! Sometimes I wondered this might be the closest a normal healthy person might get to experiencing what …

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Managing Fatigue

Cancer fatigue is different from everyday tiredness. Suddenly you can feel like ‘you’ve been hit by a truck’. Everything can seem overwhelming, an effort, very frustrating and affect your moods.  Your work and social life, relationships and general day-to-day living become difficult. Resting does not always help. It is a good idea to set small, manageable goals and plan your …

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The Blanket

Cancer patients often say they get cold during treatment so it helps to cuddle up with a blanket throw. Be sure to check if warm blankets are available before unnecessarily transporting one with you. Some centres have blanket warming cabinets. designed to maintain blankets at a safe temperature to assist patient comforting and stored safely …

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It’s important to replace those electrolytes

Many patients on chemotherapy experience nausea and vomiting, some more severely than others.  Vomiting and diarrhoea can also be caused by highly contagious viral infections. To function correctly, your body needs both water and electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium and chloride). Water helps to maintain body temperature, digest food and lubricate tissues and joints. Electrolytes, help …

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