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It can also make existing feelings seem more intense. They may change daily, hourly, or even minute to minute. These feelings are all normal. Often the values you grew up with affect how you think about and cope with cancer. For example some people:. Whatever you decide, it's important to do what's right for you and not to compare yourself with others.
Your friends and family members may share some of the same feelings. If you feel comfortable, share this information with them. Young people with cancer can also learn more on the Emotional Support for Young People with Cancer. When you first learn that you have cancer, you may feel as if your life is out of control. This could be because:. Even if you feel out of control, there are ways you can take charge.
It may help to learn as much as you can about your cancer. The more you know, the more in control you'll feel. Ask your doctor questions and don't be afraid to say when you don't understand. For some people, it feels better to stay busy. If you have the energy, try taking part in activities such as music, crafts, reading, or learning something new. When you were first diagnosed, you may have had trouble believing or accepting the fact that you have cancer. This is called denial. It can be helpful because it can give you time to adjust to your diagnosis. It can also give you time to feel hopeful and better about the future.
Sometimes, denial is a serious problem. If it lasts too long, it can keep you from getting the treatment you need.
The good news is that most people work through denial. Usually by the time treatment begins, most people accept the fact that they have cancer and move forward. This is true for those with cancer as well as the people they love and care about. It's very normal to ask, "Why me? You may also feel anger or resentment towards your health care providers, your healthy friends and your loved ones.
And if you're religious, you may even feel angry with God. If you feel angry, you don't have to pretend that everything is okay. It's not healthy to keep it inside you. Talk with your family and friends about your anger. Or, ask your doctor to refer you to a counselor. And know that anger can be helpful in that it may motivate you to take action. Some fears about cancer are based on stories, rumors, or wrong information. To cope with fears and worries, it often helps to be informed. Most people feel better when they learn the facts. They feel less afraid and know what to expect.
Learn about your cancer and understand what you can do to be an active partner in your care. Some studies even suggest that people who are well-informed about their illness and treatment are more likely to follow their treatment plans and recover from cancer more quickly than those who are not. Once people accept that they have cancer, they often feel a sense of hope. There are many reasons to feel hopeful. Millions of people who have had cancer are alive today. Your chances of living with cancer—and living beyond it—are better now than they have ever been before.
And people with cancer can lead active lives, even during treatment. Some doctors think that hope may help your body deal with cancer. So, scientists are studying whether a hopeful outlook and positive attitude helps people feel better. Here are some ways you can build your sense of hope:. Both during and after treatment, it's normal to have stress over all the life changes you are going through.
Anxiety means you have extra worry, can't relax, and feel tense. You may notice that:. If you have any of these feelings, talk to your doctor. Though they are common s of stress, you will want to make sure they aren't due to medicines or treatment. If you're worried about your stress, ask your doctor to suggest a counselor for you to talk to.
You could also take a class that teaches ways to deal with stress. The key is to find ways to control your stress and not to let it control you. Many people with cancer feel sad. They feel a sense of loss of their health, and the life they had before they learned they had the disease. This is a normal response to any serious illness. It may take time to work through and accept all the changes that are taking place.
When you're sad, you may have very little energy, feel tired, or not want to eat. For some, these feelings go away or lessen over time. But for others, these emotions can become stronger. The painful feelings don't get any better, and they get in the way of daily life. This may be a medical condition called depression. For some, cancer treatment may have added to this problem by changing the way the brain works.
Depression can be treated. Below are common s of depression. If you have any of the following s for more than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor about treatment. Be aware that some of these symptoms could be due to physical problems, so it's important to talk about them with your doctor. If your doctor thinks that you suffer from depression, he or she may give you medicine to help you feel less tense. Or, he or she may refer you to other experts.
Don't feel that you should have to control these feelings on your own. Getting the help you need is important for your life and your health. If you feel guilty, know that many people with cancer feel this way. You may blame yourself for upsetting the people you love, or worry that you're a burden in some way. Or, you may envy other people's good health and be ashamed of this feeling. You might even blame yourself for lifestyle choices that you think could have led to your cancer.
These feelings are all very common. It may help you to share them with someone. Let your doctor know if you would like to talk with a counselor or go to a support group. When I start to feel guilty that I caused my illness, I think of how little kids get cancer. That makes me realize that cancer can just happen. It isn't my fault. People with cancer often feel lonely or distant from others. This may be for a of reasons:. You may miss the support you got from your health care team. Many people have a sense that their safety net has been pulled away, and they get less attention.
Some of them may think that now that treatment is over, you will be back to normal soon, even though this may not be true. Look for emotional support in different ways. It could help you to talk to other people who have cancer or to a support group. Or, you may feel better talking only to a close friend or family member, or counselor, or a member of your faith or spiritual community. Do what feels right for you. Some people see their cancer as a "wake-up call.
They go places they've never been. They finish projects they had started but put aside. They spend more time with friends and family. They mend broken relationships.
It may be hard at first, but you can find joy in your life if you have cancer. Pay attention to the things you do each day that make you smile. They can be as simple as drinking a good cup of coffee, being withor talking to a friend. You can also do things that are more special to you, like being in nature or praying in a place that has meaning for you. Or, it could be playing a sport you love or cooking a good meal.Do you like what i like and want what i want
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