My daddy used to say, "life isn't fair". We all know how true that is. So, self-care is imperative. It's not selfish, it's necessary. Self-care covers many facets but today, I simply want to cover the mental and emotional side of self-care.
After having a reconstructive mastectomy, it was clear I needed to make some lifestyle changes. My energy was low and I was always tired. Yes, I realize double major surgery [requiring 10 weeks of recovery], naturally made me tired. But it was important to me to begin making lifestyle changes so that I could live a long, healthy life, post-recovery.