Less than 1/2 of HNC survivors are able to return to work. Which has led to higher rates of depression, financial bankruptcy, and suicidal rates in this specific demographic.
When I was ill, I stopped watching, reading the newspapers, researching about the bleak statistics of cancer, and/or surrounding myself with anyone who doubted I would not survive. Anything negative was cut out of my life.
Something I made and used, a card size sign one YES and one NO. Tape each to a pencil, pen or popsicle stick. It is an easy way of answering yes and no questions quickly by simply hold up the sign.
After being diagnosed with any cancer, always get a second opinion to verify and get informed about what you have.
Conscientiously maintain a balanced diet. If you are unable to eat solid foods be certain to rely on a certified nutritionist to establish a daily regimen of liquid vitamins, protein shakes, green juices, and fruit smoothies.
Instead of getting a coffee or dinner, this is what I created for myself.
While recovering from surgery, button-up blouses, cardigans, zip-up sweatshirts, and comfortable pants that are easy to put on and take off.
Preparing and planning for any surgery is quite the task. Though for me, it was the first time I had to prepare and plan ahead for my two young children and husband during my hospitalization.
I created a gratitude list after the worst of the post-operative pain was at least partially behind me. I read it every morning and night. This helped me begin every day refocusing on what matters the most to me and end it gratefully every evening.
meditating and doing basic yoga even for five minutes have countless health benefits for your mind and soul. It is also a wonderful practice to share with your children.