I won’t lie and say that treatment has been easy. It’s been hard. But the silver lining is that my worst days make the good days even better. I’ve never been someone who likes to take breaks, but cancer taught me to do so without guilt. Sure, I may need a nap, or a chair, or take longer to get from point A to point B, but by listening to my body and making self-care a priority, I’m able to show up where and when it matters most. For instance, to embarrass Stella and fully lean into my cheer mom truth:
Which is why I want to share some of the self-care essentials that continue to guide me toward the light at the end of the tunnel. They’ve helped me and can help you, too! Not all of the items on this list are strictly for chemo patients but rather things that provide comfort on the cloudiest of days, whatever that means for you. Let’s get into it!