May 28, 2003 - 1:38 pm
I finished my last round (4 in all) of AC Chemotherapy 3 weeks ago. I'll start Tamoxifen in July. I'm wondering how long it takes before I'll really have all my strength back? I'm still very fatigued. Still dealing with side effects of the chemo (dry eyes, especially). I get worn out so easily, and seem to have no endurance. I'm easily winded with activities that never affected me this way before cancer. My doctors have told me it takes 6 months or more to fully recover from surgery and treatments. I'm just wondering if this is true, and if anyone has any suggestions that might speed up the healing process? I'd like to get my life back to some semblance of normal! At least to get through a day of normal activities without feeling like I just ran my first marathon! Y'know? It's nice to be finished, and to be looking forward to having my hair grow back. But, my husband just assumes that because I'm finished with treatments I should be feeling like myself again...and, well...I just don't. I want to feel great again...but, I'm not there yet. So, any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks! God bless you all! Stand firm. We'll all get through this, with His grace, and together!