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Hi lovely ladies I've been stricken with this awful throat bug and ear infections for the last 3 wks and can not shake it off. My GP says it's because my immunity is down still as I'm still recovering from the cancer but I had radio not chemo so don't really understand that one. I didn't think radio had that effect on the immune system unless it's just a case of my body's still knackered from the treatment and I'm not as recovered as I thought I was. Think I've probably just answered that one myself but any thoughts ladies please . I've not felt this rough since I was having the radio 😩 Xx

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  • Hi Mell, don't know the answer, but perhaps your body us saying 'i've been through a lot recently please let me rest,' I hope you feel better soon x

  • Thanks Jennymary I think you're probably right I will h have to try and rest more in the hope it sorts itself out. X

  • You are possibly right .. Do you not have a contact number for your oncologist or similar .. Just for a chat to put your mind at rest xx hope you feel much better soon xx

  • Yes I spoke to my Macmillan nurse yesterday and she said that's it exactly, our bodies have taken such an insult that it doesn't take much to knock us down and resting will certainly help. X

  • hey lovely, if any doubt always good to check in with breast care nurse/ onc...but as the others mention it's prob your body saying stop, let me rest. Take care and hope you're feeling better soon.x

  • Thank you x

  • Yea i finished my radiotherapy last oct and feel rough aswell. On aromasin and can barely walk at times with the pains.Feel in limbo really as dont know what medical advice I need.my boob also very sore still and red and swollen. Hope you feel better soon

  • Thank you Annemarie for your good wishes. Please will you make an appointment to see your breast care nurse because you shouldn't still be suffering with a sore and angry boob at this point. Good luck hunny x

  • Thank you,hope you doing better now. I dont have a health care nurse but will make an appointment to see my consultant again. Cheers

  • I did have chemo and radiotherapy. But a year after the chemo finished I was really unwell with a virus and bronchitis. I think it was all do to with the whole package of treatment and the stress of having the diagnosis. It was winter too. But it's like winter now! So some sunshine would probably help you a lot!

    Hope you feel better soon x

  • Yay! Some sunshine would be nice wouldn't it. Perhaps I stopped listening to my body when it was telling me to slow down and rest to get over this minor bug hence it floored me completely but now after 3 wks just starting to feel a little better thank you x

  • Hope you are feeling better now . Strangely enough I had cold virus now for over ten days brings back fatigue memories from radiotherapy.so maybe flu I am sure before cancer I would have shaken this off in a few days .so reading your replies has put my mind at rest . Need to listen to body and rest but when you have cancer rest seems a waste of time but best to listen to body . You take care and stay well. I suppose our bodies have been through a lot and they need to reboot.

  • Hi Louise you have have hit the nail on the head when you say we need to reboot, I hadn't thought of it like that. Also you have put into words how I have felt - resting seems a waste of time when you have cancer. I don't think any of our well meaning family and friends will ever understand that. Good health to you.

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