• how does one deal with the stress?

    Asked by vizslagirl on Sunday, September 9, 2012

    how does one deal with the stress?

    the last 18 months have been very tough after my cancer recurred. especially in the last 2 months i've had to switch to a new oncologist 2 1/2 hours away, i'm working full-time, i just had surgery, and i'm freaking out. i have stress migraines at the drop of a hat. i've done massage, acupuncture, anti-anxiety meds, but nothing stops my brain from spinning. any suggestions on what to try next? or is this a new "normal" that i'm just going to have to live with? : (

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • tombo's Avatar
      tombo

      think of all the things that have ever made you laugh,,free yourself,,try ,,just try not to worry,,pray to god and ask to let you not be afraid,,eat healthy,,ask your friends for help,,cry,,try if you can to exercise,,i will be thinking and praying for you,,i know how hard it is

      about 5 years ago
    • Tallgrass69's Avatar
      Tallgrass69

      GOD IN ur life

      over 4 years ago
    • BionicReporter's Avatar
      BionicReporter

      Sorry to hear about your stress and anxiety. I can relate - after having cancer twice (bone and thyroid, 28 years apart) and multiple surgeries (24 total), one of the best ways for me to deal with it was reading. Anything -- books, magazines, newspapers (Internet you might want to stay away from because links can take you to some stressful places) -- that is unrelated to cancer or treatment or medicine. Fiction is most helpful. Not easy to do, but you have to realize that you are in control, not the cancer (even though it sometimes feels that way). You have to focus on what you CAN control -- focus on the destination point, not the journey in getting there, and it is sometimes easier to cope. A therapist also can help -- someone who can help you focus and try to block out the external stuff that clouds your brain and often causes the stress.

      over 3 years ago

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