An extended holiday sounds so relaxing, but you always need to have a plan. Sometimes, going without a plan is good, but when you have no idea on what to do, the thrill of relaxing fades away. When you’re sick, and do not have the slightest energy to head out, but you still want to do something, plan for things indoors. Activities indoors can be a little hard to be the first thing on your mind, but one always finds their way.
The time my mother was undergoing her Chemo and radiation, she couldn’t get enough of playing cards with whoever came to visit her. Leaving the mind idle would only make her think more, leading to a lot of stress, so she diverted her attention with cards. You may have those outbursts when you think you’ve had it with reading books, and watching TV to keep you occupied. And it’s completely normal and okay to feel so. One can get exhausted of reading or watching too many shows. Finding new things to do at home can be a task, but you know what suits you best.
There can be days when you feel high on energy, and may want to do things like cooking, you should just do it! If you have the energy, and think it can take your mind off how you’re feeling, it’s perfect. All you need is a let out from feeling too immobile because of Cancer treatment. Never let it get to your head that you cannot do things like you used to, or cannot have fun because you’re stuck to the bed. My mum even took whatsapp at one resort for herself, and made sure she kept herself occupied and entertained and in touch with everyone! She didn’t stop playing cards even at the hospital, which always kept the mood light.
Make sure you have something to do and feel good too. Do share what activities you took too while you were grounded at home or know someone who was.