The New Year -- Time for Rejuvenation! If you’re going through treatment and one of your New Year’s resolutions is to exercise when you feel up to it, here are some great suggestions from the doctors at WebMD. Not only can exercise chase away the winter blues and reduce fatigue, there is also evidence to suggest that exercise can help reduce the incidence of cancer recurrence. It can also help with weight control, another major factor in fending off a recurrence, according to the American Cancer Society.
If you didn’t get the cozy pair of pajamas you were hoping for during the holidays, treat yourself with comfy snuggle fleece PJs, sure to keep you warm on those cold winter nights – or even as you rest during the day after your treatments.
Holidays are a perfect time to thank the people in our lives for their hard work, kindness and support throughout the year. For many of us that includes caregivers, and members of our medical team. (For me, that’s my oncology nurse Jan- who always returns my calls quickly and patiently answers my many questions!)
Today is my birthday. In the midst of finals, school picnics, graduations, camp shopping, intense (and often loud) summer family planning, June 24th only becomes real to me as the camp bus filled with my kids (and way too much luggage) turns and fades out of sight.