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A place to discuss the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on you and the ones you love.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2020 03:13PM - edited Apr 9, 2020 12:50PM by ShetlandPony

ShetlandPony wrote:

Here is a place to share how you are coping with the isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

My oncologist has told me I should stay home because I am immunocompromised, so I have hunkered down in my little house. But today I got myself outside and took a walk in the neighborhood. It was glorious! I saw so many amazing views and exquisite flowers. And it felt so good to get my heart beating just a little faster. Gyms are closed, dance classes are cancelled, and some of us are not supposed to even leave home. But the outdoors is not closed! And it is easy to keep a distance from others on a walk if it is not in a downtown area. Nature is healing, and exercise helps our mood and our health. So that is my quarantine hack for today.

What are your quarantine hacks? How are you looking after your mental health? Please share your creative ideas for coping, making the best of things, and finding ways to still feel productive, happy, and connected.

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Mar 21, 2020 05:44PM keepthefaith wrote:

E, I love that you took time to read to your students. They will probably remember that years from now! I'm sure they miss you, too.

I had my oldest GS spend the night with me last month, which we rarely get to do, with school, etc. I told my DD that I was thankful he got to, when he did. I miss my grandkids!

I walked today, too...in the rain...and, I think wine is in my future this evening.

Enjoy your week-end everyone~


Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/18/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/26/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/11/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/23/2014
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Mar 21, 2020 06:59PM gailmary wrote:

I'll go with dh and clear some brush in the woods some more. If it is too wet outside I would normally quilt but it looks like making facemasks is in order.

I thought I'd hear women say they were going to do some serious spring cleaning if they were out of work. But they are finding enjoyable things to do. And it's great that so many can work from home. I hope its not a tough adjustment for them.

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Dx 11/25/2008, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/13/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 21, 2020 09:45PM Jackster51 wrote:

On Netflix - I've gotten a bit hooked on a show called The Fosters.. It's like a very modern day Brady Bunch-esq Kinda perfect to take your mind away from whats happening out there. It can suck up a lot of time! I'm on Season 5 - and there are about 20 episodes per season. So if you've got some time on your hands and want a cheery distraction, I'd give it a try!

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Mar 22, 2020 03:57AM SondraF wrote:

I've always loved meal planning and preparedness and general homemaking, so I find being at home with time to do all this quite fun actually. We get a weekly vegetable delivery box and lately I've been working on new recipes to use up some odd vegetables - we are doing celery root fries with baked sausage rolls (and a salad to use up those bits) this evening. I'd like to start a small kitchen garden, but we are moving next month and I don't want to set up a raised planter bed here, just to have to move it.

We live in almost central London and while I went for a walk in the sun along the river yesterday - so did a lot of other people, not to mention all the cyclists since the road traffic is minimal. I may just change my walking times to earlier in the mornings or evenings to stay away from all the exhaling joggers and cyclists. I've been effectively homebound since November due to injury and have been WFH this whole time and was only just getting back out into normal society! Ah well, whats a few more months - it would be tougher to go from 100 to 0 - I've already been through the cabin fever stage and at least the sun is coming out more, rather than those dreary January days.

Routine is a must though - up at a certain time, work for certain hours, longer than normal lunch break, then work a few more hours, cook dinner/light cleaning, then tv/hobby time. I've been working through the Elia Kazan movie catalogue, doing my PT exercises, doing some fiction writing, working on felting kits, doing an online math course. Hoping to get an indoor cycle when we move so I can sign up for Peleton and do that from home too.


"The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom" - Montgomery Clift Dx 9/27/2019, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 11/29/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Mar 27, 2020 09:16PM Togethertolearn wrote:

I have been cooking. It's rained here literally all but two days the last two weeks which greatly hinders outside! I have a prayer group and we've been texting regularly how were doing, and I have other friends I bug over text. My kids seem fine. I've had grump days. But now I'm kinda looking at it like I'm back on the 80s, when we didn't have a lot of options to go out to do, when we mostly stayed outside or got creative indoors, when family nights of renting movie to watch on the tv (Now renting on DISH network not a video store) was common, when doing puzzles and board games was the usual. It's a way to cope for my brain ! :)

Diagnosed 2019, age 45. Dx 4/2019, Right, <1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 9, 2020 12:58PM ShetlandPony wrote:

I have scheduled regular weekly tea time phone visits with three different friends. We get our tea or coffee, settle in to a cozy spot, and spend an hour chatting. Sometimes we use conversation starter questions from Chat Pack cards.

2011 Stage I ITCs sn, premenopausal, Oncotype 16. 2014 Stage IV mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD Dx 2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy
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Apr 9, 2020 01:03PM ShetlandPony wrote:

Sondra, when you mention the importance of routine for you, it makes me think of The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The family and the whole young town in Dakota Territory was cut off from receiving any supplies by train because of the blizzards of that winter 1880-81. They were running out of food and fuel for fires. Ma insisted that the children get dressed every day as usual and tried to keep a routine going.

2011 Stage I ITCs sn, premenopausal, Oncotype 16. 2014 Stage IV mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD Dx 2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy
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Apr 9, 2020 01:21PM romashka wrote:

ShetlandPony! Was that the same winter Pa went with his bucket over to the Wilder boys and walked away with a fill of their "secret" store of buckwheat?You brought back some literary memories. Thank you.

PALB2 Dx 8/22/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Apr 9, 2020 02:06PM Togethertolearn wrote:

I'm taking daily snacks and drinks to an ER my sons bffs dad works at, many of my sons friend families have donated. Also taking time alone to use exercise bike in basement. Started selling little items on eBay since jobless. Cooking.

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Apr 9, 2020 03:45PM Spookiesmom wrote:

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Apr 9, 2020 09:53PM Peregrinelady wrote:

Shetland Pony, I used to teach 4th grade and The Long Winter was part of the curriculum. I read it out loud with the students reading along (all 300 plus pages) and it was so ironic because we were experiencing a long snowy winter at the same time so the kids could relate.
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/18/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2020 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 10, 2020 12:27AM SondraF wrote:

Shetland - I ADORED those books as a child and read them front to back so many times. I definitely remember The Long Winter, and how they all did school work too I think, and embroidery etc during the day. We complain about having to have Facetime catchups with friends, can you imagine having to sit in one small room with a dung burning oven for days on end, and grinding your own grain, waiting for the train to arrive? And yes romashka, that was where Pa went over to the Wilder brothers store maybe? and saw the room didn't match the external dimensions. I can still remember the illustration that went with my copies!

On the same theme, there is a really good book by a NYT journalist called The Worst Hard Time that is an oral history of those living in the Dust Bowl in OK panhandle and that area of Texas. Years of cake-flour fine dust every day, dragging chains behind cars to ground the static electricity, people canning tumbleweed to eat, and one family was living in a dugout and had to kill centipedes using a hot clothes iron. Like good lord, staying inside and working/shopping/communicating from our homes for a few weeks in the grand scheme is not that bad.

Im doing more yeast baking this weekend with fresh hot x buns for Sunday and maybe some savoury crepes. Going to also do some purging of 'stuff' between the move packing and just to get it done.

"The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom" - Montgomery Clift Dx 9/27/2019, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 11/29/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 10, 2020 07:29AM - edited Apr 10, 2020 07:34AM by claireinaz

YES to the Ingalls Wilder question! My 4th grade teacher read the entire series to us! My mom gave me the entire set, one book at a time, over several Christmases and birthdays, when I was little. I read and re-read them over and over. Know them by heart actually! And I have thought about their hardships, having to stay in for weeks at a time, and twisting hay to make fuel. They were nearly starved by the time May came after that winter.

The Worst Hard Time was written by journalist Tim Eagan (out of Seattle); I have also used his book in my college classes as a case study for sustainability (actually a negative model!), and had the pleasure of having lunch with him once after he lectured to my class while visiting our campus. Great accounting of the Dust Bowl; wonderful genuine man. I highly recommend.

I've been reading about the Black Plague that ravaged the globe several times hundreds of years ago. History can tell us about human survival and triumph as well as tragedy but I sure need to read the triumphs now; history puts our experience into perspective.

Sorry-history major haha

Claire in AZ

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen/arimidex/aromasin, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
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Apr 11, 2020 12:57AM ShetlandPony wrote:

Wow, we have a lot of Laura Ingalls Wilder fans here! Me too, I read those books over and over.

Geek out, Claire! Yay! I trust you will back me up on this next book recommendation:

This book is huge, looks daunting, but became a can’t-put-it-down book for me. The Betrothed (I Promesi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni. It is a great historical novel set in 17th century Italy during the bubonic plague. Giuseppe Verdi said, “This is not just a book; it offers consolation to the whole of humanity.” I recommend the modern translation by Bruce Penman. (Older ones may have unnecessarily flowery language.)

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Apr 11, 2020 10:41AM toria1212 wrote:

Last night, I locked myself in the bedroom with a glass of Chardonnay and a 3 hour girls night on the phone with one of my besties who lives a state away. She's a scientist so provides good info about all things covid. I decorated my front porch and yard with all Easter Bunny fun and young children being walked by their parents ooh and aah. It's sunny and 50 today so tennis with my boys this afternoon. Daily Mass on tv. And currently experimenting with cheaper cosmetics lol.

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Apr 11, 2020 11:47AM Georgia1 wrote:

Spookiesmom I loved your dog poster! I am working from home now, full-time, so am trying to build time into my day to walk the dogs. I also got overly excited about a car ride yesterday: nurseries here got declared essential so I went out and bought some pansies and herbs. It felt freeing and wonderful! I've also dug up a dozen recipes I've always wanted to try and never have. If you subscribe to the New York Times food newsletter you get a few free recipes a week and I've enjoyed reading the ones I don't make. Best wishes to everyone!


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Apr 11, 2020 12:37PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

A lot of people are binge watching tv programs. I had been a big fan of Call the Midwife since it premiered on US television. For some reason I can no longer remember I set my DVR to record the series in the spring of 2017 and proceeded to watch none of the recorded episodes until... shelter in place! Logically I should have started with the earliest episode but given our current confinement, I thought a challenge sounded more interesting. So, I have started with the newest episodes and am working backwards! I don’t thinking deconstructing a tv series will ever become terribly popular but it’s been interesting 😊.

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 11, 2020 12:46PM claireinaz wrote:

Shetland Pony, I love historical fiction; it's how I taught myself the entire details of the War of the Roses (England) and all that complex Tudor history! I am adding it to my list of Goodreads books "want to read" right now!


Claire

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen/arimidex/aromasin, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
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Apr 11, 2020 01:22PM ShetlandPony wrote:

Historical fiction is such a great way to make history real. The stories stay with you. Have you read Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey? It’s a detective novel about Richard III.

2011 Stage I ITCs sn, premenopausal, Oncotype 16. 2014 Stage IV mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD Dx 2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy
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Apr 12, 2020 08:24AM Spookiesmom wrote:

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Apr 12, 2020 08:30AM Georgia1 wrote:

I love that! Such the perfect image for this odd Easter. Best wishes to all.

Cancer touched my breast so I kicked its ass. Dx 9/3/2017, ILC/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/10/2017, LCIS, Right, 0/1 nodes Surgery 10/10/2017 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/27/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 12, 2020 08:34PM WC3 wrote:

I've been going for walks and trying to figure out how to do on my phone things I would typically do on my computer.


Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/31/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/14/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Our editorial team is working to develop an article about strategies for continuing to manage long-term physical distancing and spending much more time at home. This thread has been incredibly helpful! Now that more time has passed and we're all more settled into our "new normal" routines, have any new strategies emerged for you that are working to help you stay connected, productive, entertained, relaxed, and/or healthy?

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Aug 28, 2020 12:49PM Togethertolearn wrote:

my gym is open so I go to classes even if I don't want to, it's gives me time alone out of the house and the 'high' afterwards is addicting. I also downloaded an app, that I won't name of course, that helps with meditation etc so I can get some sleep at night. And cooking. I realize it's great and I'm allowed to take time for myself while stuck in unnormal life. Also I usually lay down in the afternoon, on the couch, again for that alone time instead of for sleep, to center my thinking or just escape in thoughts midday

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Aug 29, 2020 02:59PM Jelson wrote:

My gym reopened but is holding classes outside and if you want to a mat and to use weights you have to bring your own. I had always enjoyed walking the mile or so to the gym but even two 10lb weights were too much and I had to drive instead. For my birthday I asked my husband for an under airplane seat suitcase with wheels, more weights!!, a yoga mat and a Wondrous Adventures of Mittens water bottle so I can resume walking to and from the gym in style.

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Sep 1, 2020 02:29PM MaritDW wrote:

My big salvation has been finding mindfulness! I've had 2 surgeries, a daughter's wedding with reception, 2 adult kids moving across the country with their spouse and my one and only grandchild (center of my universe) and found out some alarming diagnosis with me developing severe anxiety and several family members mental health condition much worse than originally thought.

I'm a devout Christian and feel like I've been supported by my faith and seeing the Hand of God in my life in little ways all throughout. But I also discovered this practice and it's really been a game changer. I've gone from frequently anxious, out of breath and shaking, to rare moments that quickly dissapate with focused attention.

I'd heard about it for a long time and on the free app 10 percent (10 percent happier) I learned what it is and how it works. There are tons of apps that help by my favorite is breethe and I use it at least once a day. I can't recommnd this practice enough.

Picture guided meditation. (I lost you, didn't I. No really, stay with me. It gets easier.) You learn to zone out of all the things in the future and the past and get in tune with your body and surroundings in the exact present. It's a procedure that takes practice and a litle help to understand from skeptics like me, but it's SO worth it.

I listen to sessions that last from 1 minute to 30 minutes. I learn to relax and tune out the rest and live entirely in the present. Then, I can process anxiety, or stress, or sleeplessness, or past trauma, or future problems, etc. in a relaxed and strong environment. I am able to read the response of my body to better understand what my issues are. What am I really afraid of? And then, skip the worry stage and face it head on and fix it or understand it.

I love how I can choose so many (hundreds of topics and meditations, music, hypnotherapy, bedtime stories, etc.) options to help me connect with what I'm needing at the moment.

So how is this a game changer? I am able to be more self-aware. I sense approaching anxiety and am able to prevent the build up. Instead of getting caught up in it, I observe it and am able to help disipate it without any meditation. I just have to take a deep breath, refocus my brain on the moment, ask myself what I can and should do, and then do it.

I wish I had learned this decades ago. It doesn't fix my problems. Not one. But it gave me the tools I need to help me fix my own problems from a stronger position.

There are tons of mindfulness apps. I'm glad I started on 10 percent because I was such a skeptic and their free introduction series was fantastic. I'm on Breethe now and love it, but needed the other app to get me ready for it. Look one up and see if it helps you. It takes a week or two to see results and then they are pretty quick to build- at least for me! You've got nothing to lose except a few minutes each day. Give it a try.

Surgery 6/17/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Surgery 8/27/2020 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement

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