How do you cope with the worry and fear surrounding cancer? What helpful tips do you have to share..
...with others going through it?
Worry...we all do it, or have times in our lives when fear and worry overwhelm us, possibly none more so than when a cancer diagnosis turns up in our lives or the life of a loved one. In fact the word 'worry' is probably a major understatement in these times!
I remember long ago someone saying 'worrying shows you care', really?? Does it? Surely there are far better things we can do to support someone than 'worry' with/for them?
My mother was a great worrier, she would worry about everything and anything. I must admit it my mother's worrying used to infuriate me, because I am in the camp of firmly believing that worrying about something cannot and does not change anything for good in a situation. But it can cause us to deteriorate in mind and body if it runs away from us, or we don't keep it in check.
Suffering from anxiety and fear is completely understandable when dealing with anything cancer related. Just the word itself can strike fear and terror into our hearts. When we are dealing with the 'unknowns' of cancer is possibly one of the hardest times to gather strength and courage to help us.
What did you do? What are you doing?
What things help you?
Perhaps we can share some thoughts here to help others who are going through the nightmare of diagnosis right now.
It would be really great to hear about how you managed to get through those extremely difficult times.
Perhaps you're not managing, and this is you right now. If that is the case, you will find support here, and understanding of what you are experiencing and friendly people who care.
Hope to hear from you soon,