Once your told "you have cancer" it seems inevitable that stress and cancer will be a part of your life, at least for a while and to some degree.
Now it's up to you not to allow stress to slow down your battle against the cancer.
During the toughest times you’ve got to step back away from all the anxiety and tension, then just take a few deep breaths and relax. You really do need to do this!
Find something to smile or laugh about, play a board game, enjoy your children or grandchildren, go to a movie, read a book, take a walk every day but Be Active and Do Something to provide some relief.
You know what things make you laugh; …create that moment and laugh …hysterically!
You Will Be Glad You Did!
If you remain in a `stressful state of mind` (it is a state of mind), you are depriving your cells of oxygen, which is the very element that they need most to survive.
It wouldn’t matter if you were breathing from an oxygen tank, receiving therapy in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, using ozone therapy or being treated with hydrogen peroxide ...as long as you remain in a stressful state of mind, your cells are closed, preventing healing to take place.
When the cell is closed it’s not getting any oxygen or nutrients. It’s not properly eliminating waste and not functioning as a normal cell. For a short period of time the effects are inconsequential, but for an extended period of time the cells become sick and eventually lead to death.
For this reason stress and cancer can be deadly. Either one by itself can be deadly.
If you have cancer you should try, by all means, to eliminate it as much as possible ...you always stand a better chance.
If you allow your stress to remain and do nothing, any treatment can simply be ironic and only serve to prolong the inevitable.
Remember, it's cancer you have and relieving the stress plays a significant role in your treatment. Your body needs this relief.
To remove you from a stressful environment can help but it is not necessarily the answer. The true answer is within you. Find that inner peace to carry you through.
There are certain techniques you can use to help alleviate stress such as deep breathing, yoga and others to help create a peaceful, relaxed state of mind. As I mentioned above, laughing, playing a game, going to a movie, a walk in the park all bring relief and can help you find inner peace.
There are alternative therapies and professionals available that can help, but not everybody is always able to afford this. If you can, you may find it well worth your while. If you are in a church, talk with your pastor.
I personally would recommend reading the Bible and finding your relationship with God. Truly having this relationship allows you to be in any environment or situation WITHOUT the stress.
Granted, things can be tough, but you have peace with God and an open communication with Him and your body is receptive to healing.
You and only you can overpower stress and cancer.
……And that can begin today!
Here's some things I did!
Some things that I did to relieve stress during my cancer and the treatments were to laugh, try to sing, go to a good movie or anything at all that would put my mind on a vacation, even for a moment.
I found a lot of strength with my newborn baby girl and my wife. I was proud of them and that helped keep me strong.
I was told to try and find things to laugh at and that seemed absolutely ridiculous to me. I mean, what in the world was there for me to laugh about? That's crazy!
Still yet, I would think about it and finally decided to try and find some reason to laugh. I could think of none! So here's what I did.
I faked it ...that's right I just started faking a laugh. I felt like an idiot, but I still did it. Well, very soon, as I'm feeling like an idiot I noticed that it was changing a bit from a fake laugh to a genuine laugh. It amused me; I could see the ridiculousness of what I was doing and it caused me to laugh harder ...at myself.
The laughter became contagious to those who were around me and they asked me what I was laughing at. I couldn't tell them ...I just laughed harder and so did they.
It actually became hilarious!
When I finally stopped, I felt a great and satisfying relief. I just said .."WOW, I needed that ...I haven't felt this good for a long time!"
It was great!
Try it ...and GOD bless you!
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle
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"MELANOMA : “NO BIG DEAL ” IT'S JUST SKIN CANCER!
Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick
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