Believe me, acupuncture is NOT painful. I'm the world's biggest wimp when it comes to getting stuck! The needles are super, super thin, (nothing like a hypodermic) and they don't go in very far (at least not in the system that this practitioner uses.) They feel like mosquito bites when they go in.
Energy healing is a system where one person uses his or her energy field to correct the energy flows in another person. It's related to your chakras (in traditional Indian medicine) or your chi (in Chinese medicine) or "laying on of hands" (in some religions) and it's very soothing and strengthening.
One form of it is called "Healing Touch", which you can google (I'm sorry I can't give you a link right now but my Internet connection is barely working this morning.)
And as for exercise, Ron, I think it's whatever YOU can do to challenge yourself. After my surgery, my first "exercise" program consisted of walking down to the end of my porch and back, twice a day, which was enough to wear me out completely. I think anything that pushes your limits just a little bit helps.
Thank you all so much for your encouragement! Reading your experiences and comments here over the last few months has given me a tremendous boost. My oncologist has been not very encouraging at all, and it's done me all the good in the world to see that there are other people who have not just given up and "gotten their affairs in order." Blessings to you all!
Peace, hope, and healing to all!