A recent study conducted by PLOS ONE looked at how lymphoma affects the sleep quality and overall quality of life of long-term survivors.
The report’s summary:
This study analyzed the long-term effects of cancer on sleep quality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in 9-year NHL and HL survivors. The study concluded that poor sleep is associated with poor HRQOL.
To me, it hits home the message of ensuring survivors take care of their health. Poor eating habits or lack of exercise will affect the quality of life of a cancer survivor more than something who isn’t a cancer survivor.
For me personally, as someone who is five months out of treatment, I absolutely can attest to this in the short-term. If I eat poorly the day before, I will feel like junk the next day. This wasn’t necessarily the case before my diagnosis! Even exercising makes my body really sore… but I tend to have more energy the next day.
Let me know if you have any personal experiences below.