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What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

A myPHteam Member said:

Everyone is different. Through personal experience, the number 1 Factor is:
Know your body. Pace your self. You need to know how long it takes you to do a task, then how long you have to take a break. How fast or slow you need to go, to complete the task. If you are going out, try to plan, it in advance. For me, I go out in the late morning or early afternoon. One, I do not move that fast, if I do, hen I will get tired and unable to go out. Get everything done and together for the next day, take your time in getting ready. After your appt, just go home if your to tired. It can wait till the next day.
When you are home, the cooler the home, the easier it is to breath(very important), Have fans going, for circulation, helps with the light bill. Sit in front of the fan. Get a smaller place(easier to clean), get rid of the Carpet(except the bedroom). I hated having to it, but, Wood floors are much better. Do not open your Windows, Do not Drive with Windows open, Do not sit outside. (I really had a difficult time with this). WHY? Because the stuff in the air, gets into your lungs,
then your really can not breath. Can cause Lung Infection, Hospital, with IV Antibiotics.
These are things I have done, took me 6 years to figure this out.
Hind Sight is 20/20.
You know the saying, a Timex takes a licking and keeps on Ticking.
Remember, We are Not a Timex and We do not keep Ticking.
Yes, I still at times refuse to say Uncle and get in trouble. A few months ago,
my dog went to the neighbor who had just got and got him to come and help me, he was not trained to do that, But, he knew and he did. God Is Good.

posted 18 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

What I do is pace myself. I get about 4 to 5 hours of interrupted sleep at night. I don't sleep during the day. Anytime I do anything I pace myself and if I start feelin fatigued I stop and take a break for a few minutes then I continue. That works for me. I guess it depends on the person and their physical condition.

posted 18 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Work a little more passed the tired or fatigue. Not necessarily the same speed but go slower. If I can share my story briefly...
So after my dbl bypass and recovery, I was told I have PAH/APH. During my surgery the lead Doctor told my wife, "possible heart and/ or lung transplat. This will be 4 years ago this coming December 7. I made it through the surgery with a week of a COMA without transplants. I waited One year to recover then started walking one block at a time, going further and further. Today I jogged approximately 4 or 5 miles.
I used to feel the "wall" blocking air flow or absorbtion so I pushed until I was weezing. I say do what you can, because You can.
Love, Prayers and Strength

posted 18 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I do not nap. I have been told not to give in to fatigue because movement is what I need and what will help my body. Not breaking any records but walking helps & even light housework is movement. I think you do have to learn to pace yourself, tho. Overdoing often leads to setbacks.πŸ™‚

posted 18 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

As far as being tired, just constantly pray and thank God for the things we can do and don't get depressed about the things we can't do. Pace yourself with Very short projects rest and continue with caution. In the middle of the project say Jesus, Jesus, Jesus continue if you can please rest and know your limitations. There is nothing wrong with taking a short nap because we need it. Stay safe and positive everyone. If he bring us to it, he will bring us thru it.
Lovelove

Patricia J
Chicago

posted 18 days ago
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