I feel so useless 😔
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 😥
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.
user698009 · 27/01/2022 21:35
I’m 37. All my bloods were ok when I last had them taken which was September. I’m not sure if it depression 😢
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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