• Have you started liking new things, or taken on any new hobbies since your diagnoses?

    Asked by WizardOfWesley on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    Have you started liking new things, or taken on any new hobbies since your diagnoses?

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I haven't started liking new things but I have lost my appetite for certain foods that I used to love, because the thought of eating it reminds me of cancer for some reason. I can't eat at one of my favorite restaurants anymore because I ate there before every PS visit and now the thought of it makes me nauseated, as it just reminds me so much of this whole ordeal.
      I have been reading and sewing a lot more since I can't go the gym as much and softball is out of the question, as the treatments have sapped my energy.
      I also discovered after shaving my head that I look cute with super short hair and will be keeping it short :-)

      almost 6 years ago
    • cancervivor's Avatar

      Riding motorcycles. I used to ride a little bit. But since being diagnosed again, and going through treatment I have really enjoyed getting out with friends and going on rides. Nothing like the wind in your face to melt away the worries of the day.

      almost 6 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I learned how to crochet - My dear friend Cathy who has been knitting and crocheting for decades taught me. (next up re-learning how to knit). I find it very calming and meditative. I take a project with me where ever I go. It's easy to stop and find my place when I have time to start again. It helps keep calm and focused while waiting to see doctors, in the infusion center before and during treatment, and was the best thing I packed when I went to the emergency room several weeks ago. Nothing serious I was let go 7 hours and 1/2 baby blanket after I was admitted.

      almost 6 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar

      Interestingly, I started eating right which included more cooking by, of all people, me. I actually enjoy trying to cook healthy food that tastes good. I also have taken up cycling in a big way even to the extent of joining a spin class at the local health club. I'm healthier today than anytime in my life as far as I know.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      almost 6 years ago
    • DebK's Avatar

      I went to a Casting for Recovery retreat and discovered like enjoy fly fishing. I have had to learn to cast left handed as my right arm is still weak.

      almost 6 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      I have nothing to fill my time so I've learned to cook how to speak Japanesse latchook art and gotten 6 hours of online credits its amazing what you can learn when your board :)

      almost 6 years ago
    • Char's Avatar

      Three years ago my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer at the age of 50. This year we went out and bought the fishing boat he had wanted for years. He was undergoing chemo at the time. Why? Because a cancer diagnosis doesn't mean you stop living. The boat continues to give him enjoyment and my only regret was not buying it three years ago!

      almost 6 years ago

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