After sleeping through the night I'm starting to feel a bit better now. I'm still tired although I think that one more good night's sleep will be enough. I'll talk to my oncologist about how tired I've been in case it is related to the denosumab. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a connection there.
Fortunately, being a bit tired today didn't prevent me from buying a new hat and scarf or from having a productive session with my psychologist. She didn't give me anything new to do for the next two weeks; I'm just focusing on getting more comfortable with mindfulness and visualization techniques, as well as trying to stay balanced in each area of my life.
I talked to her in particular about wanting to eat a more balanced diet and she suggested that eating mindfully all the time would be a good way to eat more slowly - and to eat better. It's hard be mindful all the time because I get distracted by other stuff going on around me. I can sit there and focus on the texture and taste of my food when all of a sudden I see a bird or something outside and my food is forgotten while I look at whatever the bird is doing.
Obviously this will be an ongoing process for me. Eventually I hope to be able to be mindful through a complete task but my goal right now is to try to get comfortable with these techniques. Eventually, with enough practice, I hope these techniques will be second nature for me when I need them. As well, we'll be building on these techniques in the future - next week she'll introduce me to emotional mindfulness - so it's important that I get a good grounding in these techniques now.
Going to see this psychologist was definitely the right choice for me. I feel so much better and so much more emotionally even since I started seeing her and I'm also feeling very comfortable with her. That's part of the point, I guess, isn't it?
so glad to hear it is going well with the psychologist! sounds like you are already learning some great techniques. sorry that you were still tired though.
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