After treatment

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Does anyone else feel in limbo, have finished all treatments and had surgery for TNBC, wonderful outcome, still suffer from terrible exhaustion and fatigue.  Starting to think of going back to work Disappointed money very tight but just do not feel ready within myself.  I can feel not too bad one day but the next few days I will feel so exhausted as I have pushed myself thinking I'm doing better.  I have Disappointedso been breaking out with terrible spots on my face, you would think it was acne, and they can be sore and last 3 weeks before they start to go away, just feel I will never get my energy back Disappointed 

  • Hi Rocky12

    Welcome to the forum and I'm sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with TNBC.  You don't say when you finished your treatment but rest assured you are not alone in suffering exhaustion and fatigue afterwards.  Not to frighten you but it can take up to a year after treatment to get back to where you were before you had cancer. Things will get better. There's a fantastic article by a Dr Peter Harvey called "After the treatment finishes - then what?, which perfectly sums up the post treatment world.  I've read it myself and it makes perfect sense.  Here's the link to the article: After the Treatment Finishes - Then What? .

    Just take each day at a time and be good to yourself and don't beat yourself up about how you are feeling as you and your body have been through a traumatic time.

    Wishing you the best of luck with the future.

    Best wishes

    Daisy53

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  • Thank you for your reply.  I have read After The Treatment Finishes, was very informative and I could really relate to alot of what was said, it gave me some hope but there are days where I sink really low again and find it hard to get back up its so hard, this has really broke me x