You work so hard to protect and advocate for your cancer kid. I know this, and we haven't even met yet. How do I know? Because I am you! I know what it's like to go through this journey with no support from your hospital. Sure, they've got the medical stuff covered (or do they?) but where is the support for YOU? Caregivers face burnout at alarming rates and it's exponentially true for cancer parents. Where is YOUR prescription for psychiatric care, for massage therapies, for acupuncture? We would give anything to switch places with our child! Give anything to wipe this journey from their life's book. Alas, we cannot. But we CAN come together, lock arms, and fight for our own health so that we can continue to fight and advocate for theirs.
Through this group it is my desire to encourage you and empower you (and maybe educate if you have questions) to practice self care. I will work to show you 7 ways you can help yourself, fill your cup so to speak, so that you will thrive through this journey. These 7 action steps can be harnessed individually or as a whole. What are these steps?
The pillars above are adapted from MaxLove Project's Be Super Action Plan. The Plan is based on scientific evidence that shows each of these elements being vital to thriving through not only cancer but LIFE. I am so grateful to the pioneering work MaxLove Project has done, and continues to do, to bridge the gap between the medical establishment and the needs of cancer families.