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The following Blog entries are tips and tricks for dealing with side effects as a breast cancer patient, Please be advised everyone has different medical needs. Before doing anything please consult your doctor prior to trying anything new.


Quieting Down Your Mind Will Help You Heal

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes According to experts around the world meditation reduces stress and fosters clear thinking, and increases energy. Sitting in your own stillness, breathing, consistency, and creating a quite space for yourself is all you need. You may need guided mediation to get you started. There are many guided meditations you can down load on various platforms i.e. iTunes, podcast, etc. You can also view meditation videos on YouTube, Netflix, or other platforms

Put The Stress To Rest

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes As a patient or a caregiver your body is undergoing a high level of stress. There are so many changes happening and you trying to figure out so many things. You may have bills you did not anticipate, taking on the emotional state of others around you, your job, finances, mobility, etc. It is so important that you try your best to manage the stress level. Ask for help around the house, ask for rides so you do t have to deal with driving yourself or

How Swimming Can Help With Lymphedema

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes Lymphedema can definitely put a damper on some activities depending on your individual case and your level of activity. Keeping it at bay is important. Do some research and take note of some things that you can do to keep your hand or arm from swelling up. One thing that is recommended it keeping the weight down. Keeping your weight down will help you recover and lower chances for re-occurrence, so it's not a bad idea. Studies have also shown tha

Get Moving and Exercise

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes Start the year off right with exercise. You may not feel like you have energy, and your fatigue is at an all time high but its important to do as much as you can. It is so important to keep moving. Push as hard as you can even if it is taking on a flight of stairs, or parking the car a little further than you normally would. You don't have to go to a gym, but get out ans walk as much as you can. Track yourself with a fitbit and challenge yourself