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What triggers cancer fatigue for you?

Hi everyone,
I’d like to start a discussion on Cancer fatigue. Let's face it, we all struggle with it. What fatigues you the most? Is it treatments? The emotional weight of it all? Being strong for yourself and others? What else? How do you cope or how do you reclaim your time and sense of calm in order to maintain your sanity? Let’s talk.

  1. Treatments

    1. I can see how that would be hard on you. Have you found anything help distract you or occupy your time while going through treatments? How are you feeling today? Sending positive thoughts and vibes your way! -Beth (Team Member)

  2. My fatigue is triggered by a feeling of helplessness. I'm caregiver (72yo f) for my sister who is disabled and needs to walk with 2 canes. As a result she is unable (unwilling?) to do much around the house
    This leaves everything on my shoulders. I was diagnosed with stage4 MBC about 2 years ago and am being successfully treated with hormone treatments. There is just an overwhelming, never ending pile of things that need to be done. I'm always tired and getting meals ready and served leaves me winded and exhaused

    1. this has to be tough to manage, friend. My heart is with you.

      There are some services dedicated to house cleaning for folks living with MBC. There are also services for respite caregiving- that one you might have to check in with a social worker at your hospital.,Donate%20Today!

      I am so sorry this is all falling on your shoulders. I hope that you can find some relief soon, and some help around the house.
      -Steph (team member)

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