Chemotherapy killed my Cancer cells, thanks NHS
Based on my own experience it’s start your journey to recovery and better health by easing into a routine that incorporates daily walks, yoga, and stretching exercises. Walking serves as a straightforward and effective means to engage in aerobic exercise. Based on my own personal experience I found walking for 45 to 60 minutes, 4/5 times a week, at a moderate pace worked for me.
Furthermore, it’s essential to address the potential issue of muscle loss, which can occur when physical activity decreases during cancer treatment and recovery. To combat this, consider adding strength training to your regimen, which can help maintain and build muscle mass.
I needed to cultivate resilience!
For me, cold water therapy presented various health and wellness advantages. By nurturing both physical and mental resilience, individuals can engage in cold water therapy safely and efficiently, reaping its benefits without endangering their overall health and well-being. Ultimately, the capacity to adapt and rebound from demanding experiences is a vital skill in every facet of life.
After a couple of months I was mentally preparing for my next challenge; whilst showing off my Chemo Curls.
I supplemented time on the water with a gym training schedule that included hard hours on the rowing machine (Ergo), pumping a little iron and a strengthening exercise routines using all major muscle groups.
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 I Kayaked from Dungeness to Boulogne celebrating Six months since my last chemotherapy treatment; returned to Boulogne and kayaked back to Dungeness on 13th October 2021
A long-distance sea paddle is formidable, and not necessarily just physically, it also demands mental strength and big balls. Or, as in my case, a stubborn septuagenarian and a very grateful cancer survivor who wants to carry the message of hope to others.
It’s amidst these challenges that our character, strength, and resilience reveal themselves.
**Always check with your healthcare professional