January 6th, 2016
| Survivor: Testicular Cancer
Yes, colder weather effects cancer patients and survivors worse than others. If you're wondering how to make it through the winter, here are some tips to help beat the cold.
Cold weather never bothered me before cancer. My body would just naturally adjust on its own, and all was well. After cancer has been an entirely different story, and as the temperatures drop below 40° F, my body just wants to grind to a halt on me. Most of this has been due to chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, as almost all of the symptoms that I have from this such as nerve pain, numbness, muscle fatigue, and weakness issues, all get worse in cold weather. As a testicular cancer survivor, even my testosterone levels would tend to swing around on me as energy levels dropped, and in the cold winter months I'd feel like a lethargic, depressive, and asexual lump. My quality of life was miserable, and I just couldn't bear it anymore. I started to make some changes, and have the following cold weather survival tips.
1. Keep Your Body Moving.
2. Try To Maintain A Healthy Diet.
3. Get Some Sun And Fresh Air At Lunch.
4. Stay In Your Coping Routines.
5. Plan a Trip Somewhere after the Holidays.
Do you have any tips of your own to help beat the cold weather? Share in the comments below!
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