Fatigue is the most common side effect of breast cancer treatment and includes: incessant sleeping, inability to feel rested upon waking up, lack of interest in social and outside activities. Fatigue from breast cancer treatment is exacerbated by other breast cancer treatment side effects such as weight gain, depression and stress. Good ways to begin addressing fatigue are incorporating regular walking, increasing protein intake and nutritional diet as well as partaking in complementary and holistic medicine (acupuncture, massages, meditation, yoga).
As much as I don’t really mind having had breast cancer, sometimes the long-lasting effects of that harrowing journey make me angry. I mean, I just plain get sick of them. For instance, aching shoulders from a mastectomy and reconstruction followed by NO physical therapy. I guess the doctors didn’t realize, six years ago, that lopping…