- Organize your activities around your best times of the day where you have the most energy.
- Incorporate exercise into those times of the day as well.
- Eat and drink healthy foods, avoiding alcohol and greasy and fried foods.
- Take time to rest as this is an important part of your recovery. Do not feel guilty during rest days.
- Notify your healthcare team if onset of fatigue is new and ask them for advice in regards to management.
- Track and monitor your pain including where the pain is located, if new, when it occurs, and what helps to alleviate the pain.
- Talk to your doctor about using prescription and nonprescription drugs to help manage the pain.
| Sleep Changes
- Develop a consistent routine to sleep and wake up at the same time each day.
- Reduce noise, dim lights, and distractions.
- Exercise regularly, if you are able.
- Talk to your medical team about sleep aids if your sleep is affected.
- Plan your day and schedule things that require the most concentration for when you feel best.
- Stay organized by taking motes, recording things, using a calendar for important dates and a pill box for your medication.
- Make time for physical activity as it can increase mental alertness.
| Weight Loss
- Try and and increase your calorie intake with protein-laden foods that are healthy.
- Eat multiple meals throughout the day and have snacks available for times when you get an appetite.
- Perform weight-bearing exercises to prevent muscle loss (with clearance from your healthcare team).
| Weight Gain
- Evaluate your eating habits and activity level and try to identity areas of overeating or inactivity.
- Incorporate aerobic exercise into your daily routine.
- Limit your fat and sugar intake while increasing your fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
- Speak to your medical team about resources such as nutritionist, who can work with you directly to formulate an eating plan.
|Menopausal Symptoms for Women
- Perform weight-bearing exercises to reduce risk of osteoporosis.
- Do deep breathing and other relaxation techniques to help manage hot flashes.
- Use vaginal lubricants, estrogen creams, or estrogen rings to help relive vaginal dryness.