Getting Back On Track

This morning I actually feel rested. Actually I felt pretty rested yesterday morning as well. But my day got hijacked and I ended up spending several hours with my father taking him to a doctor appointment (broken second metatarsal in his left foot at age 88) and then x-rays, back to the doctor, and then home. And then home to our house. I was totally exhausted by the time I got home at 430.But then I slept for close to 9 hours without waking up. So this morning I will go to the gym, then get my hair cut, and go to the library. Then I will stay home and finish what I never got to yesterday. I need to get back on track.What works best for me is to go out and do things during the first half of the day and then stay home for the afternoon for the most part. I often need to rest in the afternoon so if I am out all afternoon, I lose that key resting time. This will also allow me to eat regularly.If I skip lunch I have a tendency to eat a lot of crap just before dinner. Yesterday I didn't get lunch. My father and I kept asking each other if we wanted to get something to eat. We both said we weren't hungry so we never got lunch. Eventually, we decided we just wanted to get out of there and never ate lunch.So when I got home after dropping off my father, it was 430. I first ate a chocolate chip cookie (which also has cinnamon, clove, oatmeal, and pecans - oatmeal is most important) and then I ate some cheese and crackers. Then, 400+ calories later, I decided I needed to wait until di...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: family overscheduled rest sleep Source Type: blogs

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ConclusionsResults point to specific psychological processes that may be targeted to maximize the efficacy of future MBSR interventions for cancer survivors.
Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study identified groups of breast cancer patients with differentially severe sleep disturbance and CRF symptom profiles prior to and during chemotherapy. Identifying groups with different symptom management needs and distinguishing groups by baseline sociodemographic/medical variables can identify patients at risk for greater symptom burden.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
DiscussionIn view of the high prevalence of breast cancer among women, the implementation of a specific protocol of Pilates solo and belly dancing for patients with breast cancer is important, considering the necessity to improve their physical and psychological quality of life. Pilates solo and belly dancing are two types of physical activity that involve mental and physical concentration, music, upper limb movements, femininity, and social involvement. An intervention with these two physical activities could offer options of supportive care to women with breast cancer undergoing treatment, with the aim being to improve p...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The dangers of alcohol begin at the first sip of the first drink. Although most responsible drinking habits shouldn’t be cause for major concern, everyone who drinks runs the risk of encountering the negative effects of alcohol. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans defines moderate drinking as up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.  A single drink is considered as: 12 ounces of beer (5% alcohol content) 8 ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content) 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol content) 1.5 ounces of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Overall, findings of this study confirm that a self-administered preventive intervention for insomnia is feasible and a promising approach in breast cancer patients about to initiate chemotherapy. PMID: 31873040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Behavioral Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Behav Sleep Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The PSAI was beneficial as complementary therapy in the women studied. Larger randomized controlled trials with longer follow-up are needed to ascertain these findings. PMID: 31901782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify symptom clusters in breast cancer survivors and to determine sociodemographic and clinical characteristics influencing symptom cluster membership. SAMPLE & SETTING: The authors performed a cross-sectional secondary analysis of data obtained from a community-based cancer registry-linked survey with 1,500 breast cancer survivors 6-13 months following a breast cancer diagnosis. METHODS & VARIABLES: Symptom clusters were identified using latent class profile analysis of four patient-reported symptoms (pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression) with custom PROMI...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
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Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: These results suggest that oral melatonin, together with the first ACBC counteracts the dysfunction in the inhibitory DPMS and improves pain perception measures. Also, it shows that changes in the neuroplasticity state mediate the impact of melatonin on pain.Clinical Trial Registration:www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT03205033.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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