• Taking Care of youself during cancer and after cancer.

    Asked by BoiseB on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Taking Care of youself during cancer and after cancer.

    I found this article in my Mayo Clinic Newsletter. It is a good outline but I find it gives a lot of the "ought to" and none of the "how to" I thought you guys might be able to flesh out some of the points in the article
    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-survivor/art-20044015/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=living-with-cancer&pg=2

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    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      The first point EXERCISE. I have been going to the YMCA for a year now. But I have been in the arthritis program. When I went for my yearly check-up my gyn-oncologist suggested that I go to the YMCA LIVESTRONG program for cancer survivors. I asked if I was still eligible and she said yes. I am going to sign up for their next class. I have talked to some cancer survivors and they recommend it.

      24 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I have tried to get information about LIVESTRONG here, but they don't return calls or emails

      24 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Wow
      I wrote a lot more and it didn't post. Strange.

      The rest of what I said is that I have heard great things about the program and hope to be involved one of these days. Unfortunately, there is not a Y nearby me that offers it.

      24 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Live with Cancer , I looked up LIVESTRONG at the Y in your area sadly I found that the closest one is in Plano. here is a link https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/plano/adult_programs/livestrong_at_the_ymca/
      I hope you can find it .
      However you do get a lot of exercise with your pups

      23 days ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      BoiseB you have been through Helland back and live to talk about it. May I assume that you often walk in the park? It takes a long time to heal even without distractions of financial stresses and simple pains so give yourself hope and time.

      BTW, the first article sidesteps simple proofs that a proper diet and exercise greatly affect health. Check a book called "How to not Die" if you want the ignored studies and proofs on simplifying roads to health. There ARE studies.

      I too have heard really goid things about Livestrong.

      23 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      It really doesn't address the "how to" of anything is suggests. Proper diet is an individual thing particularly for cancer survivors. And especially for those us who have had large parts of our digestive system removed. It takes a whole lot of discipline. We need to find knowledgeable dietitians then we need to spend time going beyond what we learn in the half-hour appointments.
      Ha, Ha Geekling, the park is not without it's rivals. It is the same distance to the park as it is to a candy/ice cream shop, coffee shop with enormous muffins (not the healthy kind) and a pizza parlor.
      Discipline is the key word when it comes to taking care of yourself. It is toughlove

      23 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Thanks, BoiseB!!! I contacted one in Dallas ... never to hear a word back from them. I may give it another try one of these days. I have a friend who has moved to the Dallas area who may be interested in going with me ... which will make it far more fun! Maybe I would have better luck hearing back from the one in Plano :) It is probably about the same distance from me as the one in Dallas.

      23 days ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Maybe try different goals, BoiseB. Reorient yourself.

      Demonstrazi: If I walk to the park today and can go a total of X steps, I will reward myself with ice cream in my coffee at the shop. I am not suggesting that you will be able to do both in one day at current. I am suggesting self permission to alternate until you are strong enough to do both. That might mean taking your walk and only making it a block to the candy shop direction or having ice cream and only making it a half a block toward the park before heading home to rest.

      Getting stronger is a deeply frustrating process. Luckily, at some point you get to a clearing where you can see the forest through the trees and that keeps you going.

      Sharon said yesterday that she mailed a copy of the photo!. I dont know why she didnt just put it up on FB.

      22 days ago

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