Coping with the Physiological Aspects of Feeling Worn

Coping with the Physiological Aspects of Feeling Worn
Living & Loving with Prostate Cancer When it comes to treating my prostate cancer, I consider myself fortunate, because the cancer was contained within my prostate. The need for radiation, chemotherapy, or hormone treatment was unnecessary. I learned what I'm about to share from my personal experiences with an adverse reaction I had to a medication to control the overproduction of bile from my liver after my gallbladder surgery. For one month, a brand medication was managing my symptoms perfectly. On month two, I wanted to reduce my out-of-pocket costs for this prescription. I asked my surgeon to prescribe a generic version of that medication. Within 24 hours after starting the generic medication, my symptoms began. Here's the list of issues that completely wore me down within 48 hours:
  1. Loose, bile-filled stools every 20-30 minutes, around the clock for two consecutive days.
  2. Rectal pain and bleeding.
  3. Nausea and vomiting.
  4. Two sleepless nights.
  5. Total loss of appetite.
I could not believe how fast I'd deteriorated from good health to feeling as if I was bedridden. If you're coping with cancer or side effects from treatment, there are three important areas you need to attend to:

Sleep

An adequate amount of sleep is vital to your health, energy level, mood, and sense of well-being. After my prostate surgery, I ca
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Rick Redner received his master’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. He has spent many years working as a medical and psychiatric social worker He is the author of the award winning book I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours? His second book Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants won the Beverly Hills International Book Awards in Men's Health in 2016. Additionally, the book was a winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards.

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