Something so easy is so hard. That simple thing is relaxing and taking it easy. It’s been a challenge for me throughout my battle with cancer and during the recovery from my surgeries. I’m always on the go so just lying around is hard. But I’ve learned it’s ok to take it easy and rest when I need.
My energy has been coming back and I’ve been able to do a lot in a day since my mastectomy. I still get tired a lot and aren’t as energetic as I was before cancer but I’m a lot better than I was.
I had been feeling very good and doing a lot but this week I got hit with whatever illness my kids have had that won’t leave our house of seven. And I was wiped out. It was a struggle to get out of bed. I tried fighting it but I had to give in and rest. It was my body telling me, you need a break to feel better.
So I barely did much of anything for two days. I even skipped working out one day which I very rarely ever do. And I am slowly starting to feel like myself. Not 100%, but the energy and appetite are returning and I can do more than lie in bed.
I hope you are able to avoid whatever this sickness that has been going around because it’s awful and took awhile to get out of our house. Being sick always sucks and often you just need time and rest to get better, two things which are very hard to come by with five young kids.
One positive that has come out of my cancer battle is that I have learned that it’s ok to rest and take it easy. I need to take care of myself in order to take care of my kids. So I’ve learned to listen to my body and rest when I can. It may not be often but some rest is better than none.
#sickwithkids #breastcancerbattle #listentoyourbody #takeiteasy #momoffive #onetoughmother