... lymphoma . I experienced heavy fatigue during treatment and still do, can't do anything, two months later. Is this normal?
Nine months past, continue to receive maintanance Rituxin, improving ability to stay awake longer, but still must rest after 4 hours of cleaning houe. Dr suggested I adjust to a "new normal"... but never described exactly what that is... Wondering if each of us must develop our own personal "new normal" defined by our individual bodies... Drs can't exactly tell us, as the range of adjustment and change is incredible wide. Do you need to sleep lots of hours or sit quietly?. I read lots, knit and do needlework, have friends stop by but prewarn them that after 3 or 4 hrs, I need to nap ... usually, my friends can clearly see I have pushed myself farther than I should, long before I recognize it.
Try to see the bright side, I can knit, do handwork, read, watch TV, preform the most basic of cleaning and gardening, knowing family and friends are backing me up in order to prevent my going overboard. When I experience that feeling overwhelming tiredness , I simply must take a backstep and spend a couple of days, curled up on the sofa, sleeping and knitting when I awaken... I much prefer have a gradual slow increase so I don't hit that wall of exhaustion,
also open for any one else's thought.
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