Many cancer survivors deal with anxiety and stress. There is the fear of death and disability. Even after successful treatment, there is the fear of recurrence. The marathon bombings have added an additional level of anxiety and stress. It has been a tough time for those of us in the Boston area.
Kudos to Malu Doherty for recognizing this and providing CaSfA with the most extraordinary yoga class last night. She concentrated on mindful relaxation and meditation and gentle relaxing stretching.
A member of CaSfA recently posted this link on her Facebook page: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-0407-silk-ring-theory-20130407,0,2074046.story. The article is very interesting and fits with our recent topic of what to say and not say to a cancer survivor.
You start by drawing a circle. In it, put whom ever is at the center of a trauma such as cancer. Then draw a circle around that. In it, put the person/persons closest to the person in the center (such as a spouse or children).
Last night Jennifer
Goyette gave CaSfA members a presentation on “Myofascial Release Therapy”. It was
those of you who do not know Jennifer, she is the Director of Oncology Rehab at
South County Physical Therapy. She
holds a Master of Physical Therapy, is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and is
STAR (Survivor Training and Rehab) Certified.
She is an amazing young woman who is totally committed to improving the lives of cancer patients. She will work with you, cry with you, and fight