5 March 2019

I am on my way home…. the Black forrest dressed for the occasion with sugared trees, as it snowed again last night… I have never been to the black forrest, but it is so beautiful. As we pass the last mountain before reaching Freiburg, all is covered in deep snow and I love this winter wonderland… we follow a snow plow and see the black clouds hanging over Freiburg – it is breathtaking …. I love the nature, the snow, the funny accent and the wooden houses, but enough is enough and I look forward to going home!

Would I recommend Todtmoos and the Wehrawaldklinik? It depends what you are looking for…. I made the most out of my stay, but I feel that it is one of the quieter rehabs from what I heard from other rehab facilities and I would have loved to see more yoga, meditation, relaxation, creative therapies and maybe creative sports, like Zumba or any feel good activities. Half of the patients are here for psychosomatic issues and they had by far more activities like that.

I am happy they do, but why would you not offer it to cancer patients? Isn’t our soul entitled to relax, unwind and try new things? Isn’t cancer something that can cause mental stress?!? Don’t we classify?!? Is rehab only looking at the physical side of things? If these activities are offered at the clinic anyway, why not offer it to cancer patients as well?!?

I have benefitted from the rehab and would say that it was ok, but I would not rave about it… I kept a little bit quiet and to myself, but some connections I made were special and especially during my last week, I enjoyed the company and conversations, but I really wanted to focus on myself and the peace and quietness!

What are your experiences, my fellow cancer folks?! What were your expectations?

I wanted to tackle my cancer fatigue, I wanted to get fit again and hopefully loose some weight (which was a success, but not due to any programme the clinic recommended, but just sports and healthy nutrition and being sick for two weeks), have some mindful me time, where I recharge my batteries (and the quietness and rest certainly were good for me), have someone work on softening my scars (I had once a week lymph drainage, so that helped) and return fit and strong into everyday life….. I doubt that I am much fitter or stronger, but I will wait what it will be like once I am at home!

Next step – Karneval in Nippes with my kids this afternoon, hopefully a wee bit of Karneval for myself tonight and starting my life without a household aid tomorrow…. wish me luck!

There is a new tab in my blog “What helped me?” with things that helped me during therapy and I will continue to talk about rehab and follow up care! Let me know what you think and if there are any tips you would like me to include….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Healthy Living Sage

Because what U Eat does Matter!


My Life with and after Breastcancer

SU-mmerfield - Diagnose Leben

Aufklärung und Unterstützung bei Brustkrebs, Chemotherapie, Bestrahlung

Glam up your Lifestyle

Ü40 + Ü50 Blog für Mode, Lifestyle, Beauty, Fitness und gesunde Ernährung


Ich habe dem Tumor gekündigt, für immer!!! Und das ist mein neues, wunderbar, facettenreiche Leben!!


Hier geht es den Metahasen an den Kragen

Paulina Paulette

Leben mit Brustkrebs, Tagebuch, Familie, auf dem Weg der Genesung


Sharing self help tips/advice/blogs on how to make your life beautifully positive!

Jasmine's Quarter Life Crisis

I've kindly been served up a helping of cancer at the grand old age of 25. An honest and (sometimes) witty documentation of living with Stage 4 High Grade B-Cell Lymphoma and the delights of chemotherapy.

The [Other] C Word

highs, lows, and slows of yet another cancer fighter

The Cancer Bus

Living with metastatic breast cancer, not dying from a bus accident.

Big C. Little Me.

Putting the can in cancer

Big C Little Me - My Cancer Fight

Every Journey Brings Blessings

Bikes Philosophy

We're gonna travel the world by bike to spread love, respect and culture of bicycle all over!


My uncensored life through cancer


Ein Foto- und Mutmachprojekt von und mit Frauen, die von kreisrundem Haarausfall betroffen sind.

Jessica Morris

Kicking TEF's Ass

%d bloggers like this: