NHMike wrote:... I have lost some of my balance muscles as I tried the tree pose and had some difficulty with it. This is a pretty basic balance pose. I definitely need to do more balance stuff as it's the thing that helps you avoid accidents....
O Stoma Mia wrote:NHMike wrote:... I have lost some of my balance muscles as I tried the tree pose and had some difficulty with it. This is a pretty basic balance pose. I definitely need to do more balance stuff as it's the thing that helps you avoid accidents....
The Lenox Hill Hospital has a website with some documents on preventing falls. On the webpage below there is a link to download a document entitled "Simple Balance Exercises" and another link to download "Keep your Balance".
They also have a video entitled, "Planning for an Unplanned Trip"
Fall and Injury Prevention
NHMike wrote:... Another solution would be a nightlight - unfortunately we don't have an outlet along the stairs, at the top or bottom.
Caat55 wrote:I experienced that throat thing you described at end of first round of chemo today. I immediately noticed I could breathe, remembered you said it worked out fine and relaxed.
Thank you for the details,
Caat55 wrote:Seriously Mike I don't know how people on Oxaliplatin make it in truly cold weather. It was 40 degrees outside and I walked up to my neighbors for our dog hike. It is 3 large lots. By the time I got there I was breathing like I had croup, throat was swollen. I put my gloved hands over my mouth and breathed in through my nose which now felt like an ice cube. Wow, it was scary but I knew I would be fine. Took a few minutes to settle down and then we continued. Any cold causes the pins and needle feeling.
mpbser wrote:I've been following your thread and I find the difference in the treatment protocol you are on compared to my husband's very interesting. You have a 3B diagnosis and are doing, what, 12 rounds of CAPEOX?
My husband was/is 4A but he only was on 4 cycles of CAPEOX total. His oncologist said that there are two schools of thought on this. One is more conservative about chemo, so to speak, and the other camp is the opposite. I was (still am) not the biggest fan of chemo (to say the least) but I sometimes wonder if my husband was on it enough, especially because he has not stuck to a healthy diet. My husband does not seem worried, however.