• What do you do to Relax, Recover and Recuperate from the daily grind of treatments, procedures and all we must do?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Friday, May 19, 2017

    What do you do to Relax, Recover and Recuperate from the daily grind of treatments, procedures and all we must do?

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I "play" here. I love some of the coloring apps. I like to read, though i have a more difficult time with that now than i did pre-chemo. First and foremost, i love to train and trial in dog agility. I make many decisions based on the potential effect on whether or not i can continue to enjoy the sport, my dogs, and my friends. And, nap!!! I love to take a nap :)

      7 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      OK I still have that kindergarten aversion to sleep but I force myself to nap occasionally. The Nanny Cat encourages this and makes it much more pleasant by cuddling and purring. She really helps me relax. On the Recovery side I have found ways to make eating healthy more yummy. "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" (Mary Poppins)

      7 days ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I take a nap every day. Just 20-30 minutes can make me feel so much better.

      And I knit and crochet. It relaxes me, and I make prayer shawls for the hospital, so I am serving others as I work.

      I also relax at the beach some mornings after going to the gym. It's a quiet place where I can go to bird watch, knit and have a cup of coffee.

      And I am almost to my 5 year mark (October) so that makes me feel good inside. Like all the stuff I went through actually worked? And I also enjoy my granddaughter a couple of days a week, which makes my heart just glow in love for her. I guess I am pretty lucky.

      6 days ago
    • Ron0308's Avatar
      Ron0308

      Take peaceful walks in the woods or neighborhood whenever you feel stress. Just let the feelings and stress flow away or cry whatever makes you feel better. No one to feel stressed about your feelings, and feel that they have to do something. Ron0308

      6 days ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      Creative play, being in nature, and various community involvements.

      6 days ago
    • carlie's Avatar
      carlie

      Sometimes I'm rocking on the porch watching the passing traffic. Then gardening off and on throughout the day. A nature stroll through the acres next door is relaxing and quiet. Sometimes I read and meditate on scriptures of joy and gratitude. A daily nap restores my strength because the radiation treatments in March just zapped me. Adult coloring books are fun too. We've got a trip planned to see the grandsons in Wyoming in June so that gives me some packing to do :)

      5 days ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      I take my Marinol, curl with my laptop. Games, whatever, I have watch movies & keep up to date with friends & family via Facebook. It helps that on my bad days, when i am not walking so good, my husband helps me alot.

      4 days ago

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