• Emotional Effects of Cancer

    Asked by cearnsha on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Emotional Effects of Cancer

    How does one deal with emotional effects of cancer?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • glam's Avatar

      It is not easy and for sure easier to say than to do, but I guess in my case faith in GOD first and in myself played the most important role.....For GOD nothing is impossible and I know how important it is to me and how committed I could get with treatments to make my part on this journey and win the battle....So when things get bad in my mind I pray, and I pray and I pray till my thoughts get better......I also write a dairy (not every day but I could say three or fous days a week), walk and play with my dogs and talk a lot with my doctors as they always can give me insights of other patients and help me with other perspectives......having a wonderful husband who is by my side throughout treatment and channels such as this one is also very helpful.......God bless you and never to give up......It is your life.....your history....

      over 3 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      Glam has some good advice. What I will add (not being overly religious, at least not in the same way) is that you can find a professional to speak too. There are cancer shrinks out there who can help, often with just a few visits. Its not a symbol of weakness to ask for help, its a symbol of strength. I'm going on my journey by myself, by choice and I don't really think I'm having that many issues. Its a disease, not a crime and I'm dealing with it. When I find a situation that I'm having trouble with, I have professional, objective people I can turn too. Don't feel alone.

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I turn to my friends and family and they've been terrific. If they didn't call me, I'd be proactive and call them, set lunch dates, etc. I didn't want to just sit there, feeling sorry for myself. I've had b/c twice, so I may be predisposed to it--and it may kill me eventually. But I keep thinking, "how would I want my friends & family to remember me?" Surely not as a victim! Oh, there are times I get down, but by reaching out to others, I've found a lot of strength. And until cancer "gets" me, I'm going to live my life the best way I can and make the most of it!

      over 3 years ago

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