The holidays can be a festive happy time and may bring a new set of problems if you have cancer or in treatment. Christmas is often an emotional time even when you don’t have cancer. We often take stock of the year and our lives. There are ways to make the holidays meaningful and special even as you navigate your personal way through the holidays with breast cancer.
Here is a helpful list that Cancer Research UK offers for the holiday season:
Plan ahead and find out who to contact if you have a problem
Make sure you have enough of any prescription medicines you need
Pace yourself and try not to get overtired
Just do as much as you feel like doing
Rest if you need to
Let other people do things for you
Ask for small portions if you need to
Have snacks available
Creative planning helps with physical limitations. Acknowledging your worries and sadness while celebrating your strengths and courage can create a holiday experience that is uniquely yours. We hope you have a good holiday with your families and loved ones during this special season.