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Tips on How to Deal With the Mental Struggles of Cancer or Chemotherapy

Support from family, friends, and co-workers
Look up
.Have a strong support system!!!
faith, believe in yourself and pray
Find things to laugh at and LAUGH!
I wish I could help here, but I am struggling with this area. Cancer brings on so many struggle all at once. Not only are you battling the cancer, the chemo an dthen you've got emotional/mental issues. This one is tough. Just try to have fun when you can, love your children and spouse first, or family first. Play with them when you can.
remember God is still in control
believe in something bigger, just kick butt
Stay strong and positive
Set up your support system as early as possible!!!!
For anxiety & good sleep, Lorazepam (Adivan); liquids;
Remember who you're fighting for, and why.
Try not to focus on "why did this happen to me?" Focus on getting better and what you want to do to "pay it forward" once you are well. Remember, this is only temporary.
A good joke is just as funny if you are happy or sad. Keep your sense of humor. Oh....and never forget that no matter what anyone tells you, you are always in control and have the ability to influence your situation.
Pray for strength in times of weakness.
talk to your family and friends, ask for help, tell them how you feel
dont be afraid to ask for help. help in cleaning, preparing food, transportation to and from treatments and appts. people dont know what we need, they sometimes need telling!
Always stay positive. Never question god. he is working..
Short of saying "Oh God, I hope you don't die" there's no wrong thing to say. Say something. Don't leave a friend when they need you most just because cancer makes you uncomfortable. Imagine how they feel. They need you.
Let yourself feel what you are feeling, and don't ever feel guilty
Confide in your family and a good therapist and if possible, excercise.
Faith
don't believe the outdated statistics, many have lived many great years after diagnosis.
Look to God. Faith is the only thing that will get you through this.
Stay busy
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