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I feel so useless šŸ˜”
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user698009 · 27/01/2022 20:31

Two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. It was fairly easy to treat and I was lucky that I didnt need to have chemo.
I just feel so useless though. Like I will never be the same person I was and it makes me so sad.
I struggle with my energy levels, I get tired quickly at work and feel a burden to my colleagues. I only work part time now and if i get asked to work extra I have to refuse knowing that I will be exhausted if I do it and I feel I am letting my colleagues down.
I hate feeling like this šŸ˜„

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 27/01/2022 20:40

You're not useless, you've been unwell and it takes time to recover. How old are you? Could it be related to menopause rather than the cancer by itself or was it a type of cancer that's affected your whole system? Have you had your bloods checked? Could you have depression because that can cause extreme tiredness.

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user698009 · 27/01/2022 21:35

@BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation

You're not useless, you've been unwell and it takes time to recover. How old are you? Could it be related to menopause rather than the cancer by itself or was it a type of cancer that's affected your whole system? Have you had your bloods checked? Could you have depression because that can cause extreme tiredness.

Iā€™m 37. All my bloods were ok when I last had them taken which was September. Iā€™m not sure if it depression šŸ˜¢
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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 27/01/2022 22:09

Have you been told that you should be making a full recovery from your cancer?

Perhaps do some depression screening questionnaires. People with depression can feel really physically awful and it's not uncommon to develop depression following a cancer diagnosis, even if you've been successfully treated.

Have you considered some supplements like high dose vitamin D? Iron and vitamin B complex can also help with energy levels.

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