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Working Your Way Back to Health? Patience…

PJ Hamel Health Guide January 01, 2013
  • Cancer is an enormous blow to your life. Worst-case scenario, you could die. But short of death, there are so many different and devastating ways cancer can turn you from someone who’s fit, healthy, and happy, to a person who’s in pain, overweight, weak… and discouraged. Here&rsquo...

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  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    Jan. 01, 2013

    PJ, your suggestion to measure progress by months and years instead of days is so crucial to avoid discouragement.  One thing I noticed in my recovery was that once I felt a bit better, I started doing more and experienced what seemed to be a set back.  I wasn't quite ready for the new set of things I was doing, so I felt exhausted again.  But...

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    PJ, your suggestion to measure progress by months and years instead of days is so crucial to avoid discouragement.  One thing I noticed in my recovery was that once I felt a bit better, I started doing more and experienced what seemed to be a set back.  I wasn't quite ready for the new set of things I was doing, so I felt exhausted again.  But I was building up my endurance and adding to my total capability.  If I had recorded my energy level on a graph, it would have looked like a stock market chart in a very volatile, but gradually improving, market--lots of wild swings up and down with the low points and high points both gradually getting better.  Patience is so important in this process, and so is the monthly, not the daily, view.