Saturday, February 21, 2009

cancer and exercise

Today was the first morning all week I did not wake up feeling sick. Estatic and feeling energised, I set about doing some exercises. Well, they were stretches. Did 20 minutes and really, laughed at myself. Felt like my pre-chemo 1 hour and 25 minutes in the gym. Ok, I was not as sweaty but I felt as depleted.

That is what chemo does to you. Makes you pap (Afrikaans for weak).

Been doing lots of yoga, mostly restorative poses to help my stomach problems, my worst chemo side-effect. It is helping. Some of the exercises are really simple, such as lying on the floor with your legs, from the knee, on the couch and hold for at least 20 minutes.

More about restorative yoga:

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