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Being diagnosed, living with and even recovering from cancer are all scary scenarios. At different stages of your cancer journey you may feel totally powerless. And that’s normal.
But you need to know that even though you feel it, you are never truly powerless.
Always remember that you might not have control over your condition, but you have control over how you cope with it. Here are three little things that will help you feel a little more in control while making your life a lot easier.
1. Do Your Research
You know that the aim of this site is to educate people, so it should come as no surprise that this is the first point in this list. Educate yourself on all things relating to your diagnosis and empower yourself by being well-informed on the specifics of your condition.
During your research, you may even come across inspiring recovery stories that could put some much-needed spring back into your step.
2. Manage Your Pain Properly
The sad reality is that chronic pain and cancer typically go hand in hand. But just because pain is a constant presence in your life doesn’t mean it cannot be managed. Talk to your healthcare provider, reach out to me and take advantage of the wealth of online resources to help you effectively manage your pain.
There are sites like https://www.seattlepainrelief.com/ that exist for the sole purpose of helping people properly manage their pain by performing interventional procedures and medication management.
3. Practice Positivity
Many cancer patients understandably suffer from anxiety, depression and feelings of fear. Feel these feelings and don’t try to block them out by any means; but don’t allow them to take over. It can be incredibly tough to ward off negativity in light of a cancer diagnosis. But it is worth at least trying to and the benefits of a positive mindset speak for themselves.
Practicing positivity can be difficult, especially for those who have been recently diagnosed, but here are a few simple tips to help you achieve this:
A cancer diagnosis is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to deal with. Follow the three little tips we’ve outlined for you today to make coping with cancer a lot easier. After all, the little things tend to make the biggest difference.