Ry Posted January 11, 2005 Share Posted January 11, 2005 Today an old post of Lisa O's was bumped up (an invitation!) and as I read it I noticed a part I hadn't seen before: "I am asking that we each share any tips or methods that may help our friends on this board to find additional ways to garner strength to get through each day taking back a bit of the power that seems lost sometimes in this battle. " So I thought it might help if we all posted ways we keep going (both caregivers and survivors), what helps get you through the day other than dietary ideas which was what the post became. I'll start ok?... For me I try to keep as busy as possible. I have become a home repair/remodeling queen this past year, planning one project after another. I think it helps both of us to focus on something other than the cancer and the results are very rewarding (as I write this two men are in my livingroom putting stone over our brick fireplace). We keep active and try to do what we always did before cancer. We go to dinner every Saturday night either alone or with friends like we used to. It helps me tremendously just belonging to this site and reading and getting close to members here. The knowledge I gain from the information and articles posted is not only empowering but has helped us with treatment issues. Now I would like to tell you that I go to a counselor but I don't. In my position I would have to report that on a physical form that goes to the State of Michigan (no thanks). So I talk to my friends about things and try not to let things fester. Keeping things in I've found is not good. There's more...but its your turn now... Rochelle Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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