As we approach the weekend, I’ve decided that we need to take a moment to make a post that isn’t exactly directly related to NET Cancer but is important to our overall wellness. Self-care is something that is often overlooked when you are busy seeking treatment and going about your every day trying to live as normal of a lifestyle as possible. This goes for both patients and caregivers alike. Sometimes, we all reach a point where everything about our everyday life becomes too much and we need to take a much needed step back to regroup and relax.
This is where I’m going to get personal. Not only am I the daughter of a NET patient, but I am one myself. Alongside that, I am newly diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency (caused by damage to my pituitary by a non-NET related tumor) and have also struggled with chronic pain for pretty much my whole life and some other strange TBD symptoms. With the SAI (Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency), I am currently under trial and error while learning my new “normal” being steroid dependent and it definitely takes its toll on me.
In my middle-of-the-night Facebook browse, I came across this article/blog post in one of my SAI support groups and I couldn’t help but get right on here to share with you all. So here I am at 4AM writing this (you guys won’t see this until probably 8AM EST though)…
The post I’m introducing to you here is “101 Self-Care Ideas for When It All Feels Like too Much“. We ALL definitely relate to this feeling more often than we would like to admit so this is such a great reminder of some ideas that we could try out when we need to give ourselves some TLC, aside from taking care of our physical symptoms.
This post is from a website called The Mighty and I found this site about 2 1/2 months ago around the time I joined in on the AI support groups on Facebook and I’ve pretty much become addicted. The Mighty is a site that features all different independent blog posts submitted by people around the world, all with disabilities, mental illness, rare or chronic diseases and the people who love people with these conditions. It’s amazing to read and I could spend hours and hours reading on here. I’m 100% sure this won’t be the only entry I’ll ever share with you.
I hope you guys enjoy reading this and be sure to try a few of these out. Let me know down in the comments what works well for you, personally, when you find yourself feeling like this.
Until next time..