In a lot of ways, the term self care for me now means something different than it used to. I need to take extra care when it comes to my health and make sure that my immune system and body are able to fight this cancer with everything it has on a daily basis.
But, this is more than just a physical disease. It takes its toll on mental health and wellbeing and your spirit as well. And because of that, I definitely need to find moments of quiet and moments to reflect. I still need to pay attention to how I am feeling mentally as well as physically.
The shower is my time and I frequently use it to think, relax and cry.
I love doing sheet masks and just taking care of my skin. It is soothing and gives me a chance to just sit back and relax for a few minutes. I frequently reflect in this time and was thinking about my amazing husband, Al.
Sometimes I do overdo it and see too many people in a day and then just need some time to recover. I forget that I can’t do as much as I used to. So, sometimes self care just means sleeping.