Rebuild Your Life Month: How to Get Back to Your Old Self After Treatment
How do you get back to your old self after cancer treatment? It can be a difficult question, but it's one that we're here to answer. Whether you're undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other treatments for cancer, the physical and emotional stress of cancer treatment can wear you down and make you feel like less of yourself. Rebuild Your Life Month is an opportunity to start rebuilding your life after cancer treatment by setting achievable goals that will help you get back to feeling more like yourself again.
Take Care of Your Physical Health
Your body has been through so much and deserves the best care possible for recovery. Be sure to eat right, sleep well, and take vitamins or supplements. You deserve the time you need to get back into a healthier shape!
Take Care of Your Mental Health
Be mindful of how you're feeling. It's essential that you take time for things that make you happy! You might want to seek out social activities with friends or family members who have been supportive throughout your treatment or take some time to relax in nature or environments that are soothing to you.
Recognize That Change is Okay
It can be hard to understand what you want or need after the whirlwinds of chemotherapy and radiation have taken over your life for so long. Sometimes your body might have a few physical changes from treatment or surgery, but luckily there are ways to feel like yourself again.
It's important to recognize these so you can plan for these changes in the future or make adjustments if necessary. With help from physical therapists and more, you'll be back feeling like your old self in no time.
Discover New Routines
An essential step in rebuilding your life after cancer treatment is establishing new routines and rituals. Find activities that give you energy or bring back memories of happy times before your diagnosis. This will help you feel grounded again.