Stop Hiding From The Holidays With Ailments

Yesterday I posted alist of a holiday to dos:Be present, don't buy presentsWrap someone in a hug, instead of wrapping giftsSend love, not giftsDonate food, don't shop for itMake memories, not cookiesBe the light, instead of hanging lightsThen I started thinking (sorry). I know I am guilty of not being present at holidays. At Thanksgiving, hosted here, I got tired and ended up lying down in our bedroom for long enough that my mother came down to lie down for a minute and talk to me because I was gone so long.I really have limited abilities and get tired or end up in pain and need to rest. Normally, I would sit down and let everyone else do all the work. But if we are hosting, I never get to sit down because people keep asking for something so I have to get up. Now that I have had a chance to think about it I realize that I am not being present. I am hiding away.So I have to come up with a plan. First of all I will talk to my husband and siblings because I know I can't do everything. I can also enlist one of my nieces and nephews to help.I think I have dealt with my health for so long that I have learned to hide away so much that I start hiding away too soon. I need to work on staying out with everyone else and relax and let everyone else do the work and delegate.That is actually pretty funny because last week I talked to an old friend who was stressing about the holidays. I told her I thought she should delegate part of the work to her husband and let him do it. I ran into her...
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to identify subgroups of breast cancer survivors with the SC of pain, fatigue, and psychological distress, and to examine sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with this SC.MethodsData were obtained from a nationwide survey of breast cancer survivors (N = 834). Exhaustive enumeration of possible combination of the three binary variables (pain, fatigue, psychological distress) was conducted. They were identified using the recommended threshold for the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Fatigue Questionnaire, and a score of one or more o n a numeric rating scale for p...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of pregabalin (150  mg daily) and duloxetine (60 mg daily) for managing TIPN in breast cancer patients.MethodsThis randomized, double-blind, Phase II clinical trial was carried out at a chemotherapy center affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Patients with breast cancer who received paclitaxel or docetaxel and had a grade 1 or more neuropathy (based on the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version (NCI-CTCAE v4.03), and who had score 4 or higher neuropathic pain severity [based on the visual analog scale...
Source: Clinical Drug Investigation - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of pregabalin (150 mg daily) and duloxetine (60 mg daily) for managing TIPN in breast cancer patients. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, Phase II clinical trial was carried out at a chemotherapy center affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Patients with breast cancer who received paclitaxel or docetaxel and had a grade 1 or more neuropathy (based on the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version (NCI-CTCAE v4.03), and who had score 4 or higher neuropathic pain severity [based on the visual analo...
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Drug Investig 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...
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