While surgery might not be something patients look forward to, in many cases surgery will provide some kind of relief either from pain or disease. There are many different kinds of surgeries, from bariatric to gynecologic to thoracic, and each one comes with its own unique set of … [Read more...] about Preparing for a Quick Recovery from Surgery: Bathing/Showering
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Volunteering is one way of working through grief because it gets you out of your own experience. Grief puts a dark cloud over life and can make you feel like you will never feel happiness or joy again, but sometimes giving back to others in your darkest time brings a touch of … [Read more...] about Finding Your Way Through Grief: Ways to Cope
It might be better to think of grief as a swinging pendulum rather than specific stages that every person will go through as they process their loss, says Amy Sloboda, manager of the Grief Counseling Center of Hosparus Health. There may be occasions in the grieving process when … [Read more...] about Finding Your Way Through Grief: What to Expect from Yourself and Others
If difficulty walking is keeping you from certain activities, Bobbie Kayser, a physical therapist with Frazier Rehab, says the best first step is to check in with your physician. Whether you experience unsteadiness, weakness, or pain, Kayser says a doctor visit "will save a lot … [Read more...] about Soothe Your Soles
Disbelief and sadness are the two most common feelings associated with grief. Numbness or a dreamy sensation of shock may be your mind's way of protecting you from reality for a time. Sadness can be the lingering black-hole feeling in the pit of your stomach, and it may show … [Read more...] about Finding Your Way Through Grief: What is Normal?