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

I read the book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne...was a great help
Talk, talk, talk to somebody. I chose to write.
Hv a strong support system
Pray Pray Pray take one day at a time
There is always something or someone to live for
My faith is the main thing that sustained me. I had a lot of anxiety before cancer and so I struggled even with faith. Try to stay positive and believe you can be that miracle.
Focus on today when things get tough. Let go.
pray, surround yourself with positive people, DON'T go on the internet!
1. Take it day by day, sometimes hour by hour. 2. Allow yourself to be scared, to cry, but accept help. 3. Xanax to sleep. 4. Maybe wine. 5. Talk about it. Write about it. 6. Make fun of it. 7. Call cancer something else. We referred to it as "The Cansuh."
lean on your friends
Don't let the drugs control you. You know if someting isn't right. Stop any drugs that make you angry and agitated easily. i know this first hand. Talk to people or join a group.
Enjoy the good day and just let the bad ones pass. This is what you make try to smile more then you did the day before the mind is a very powerful thing
Just try to remember- anxiety feeds the monster.
Talk about it. Keep a journal. See your religious adviser. Pray.
Laughter, love, kindness, patience with yourself and others. Be true to who you are and live your life every moment you are on this planet.
Still searching for a support group.
Find a great counselor or therapist. Even when I was too sick to go to appointments, my therapist and I had phone sessions. Therapy was a crucial resource for me.
support groups are wonderful for learning the different sides of cancer
Put on a funny TV show for your loved one while he/she's going through it. Be gentle and kind. Don't take it personally.
Take it one day at a time. There is no sense in worrying over something you have no control over. Live everyday as if it is your last. Love your family hard and drive them nuts with your love!
lots and lots of prayer
Don't identify with your cancer.
Look to Jesus for strength, peace, hope! Spend lots of time talking it over with Him and reading the Bible.
CRY! Never hold in your emotions. even if you need to just get in a shower and cry your eyes out. Also, talk to someone when you need to.
It helps to have lots of love, support, and prayers.
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