tiredness

Power nap

Take a power nap or naps during the day. Power nap is usually a rest period that lasts less than an hour. Set yourself a few power naps throughout the day especially if you have advanced cancer and are very tired. Pushing yourself to keep going won’t help and you’ll be more tired and less able …

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Silent company

Sometimes silent company is all a cancer patient needs. Shelli would often fall asleep after we arrived. I think it was a feeling of not being alone, safe because someone was there. If the patient appears to be in and out of sleep, that is okay. They will know they are not alone. Often patients don’t have …

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I’m exhausted

Fatigue and tiredness from chemotherapy can be a debilitating side effect. Some days it’s just too exhausting getting out of bed. Fatigue is a feeling of excessive whole-body tiredness.  It comes on suddenly without warning and is not related to activity or exertion. It is a complete lack of energy that is not relieved by sleep. Work …

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Rest time

Set yourself a few rest times throughout the day especially if you have advanced cancer and are very tired. Pushing your self to keep going won’t help and you’ll be more tired and less able to cope. Take short naps or rest breaks rather than one long nap during the day. Too much rest can lower …

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