This is a topic I have come across. I hope you never have to go through this. I was recently diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. At first I didn’t believe it. It took awhile till it sunk in. I was praying, and asking for prayers. I even got anointed. (Anointing is a religious belief, in an act of faith. To ask Jesus to heal and cure sickness and illnesses.) To do this you need a pastor to have a strong prayer. Asking Jesus to heal any illness.
When you are told you have any type of cancer. Your first reaction is denial. Or wanting answers to all sorts of questions. Fortunately my type of cancer is treatable. And I will live through this. I will have to have surgery removing my whole Thyroid.
It’s ok to ask questions. Like, will I loose hair? Will I loose or gain weight? What foods I should eat or cut out of my diet? As I am told I will be given medication to help regulate my weight. And I might have to have chemotherapy pills. We don’t have all the answers yet. But I will create this post. In what to do when you have been told you have cancer.
- Walking outside: You may feel like doing nothing. But sleep all day. But I encourage you to get out of bed. And walk outside. Even take your dog. So you have company. Doing this will create a healthy way to connect with mother nature. And get fresh air.
- Read everything.
- Most cancers are treatable if they are detected early. In my case I know I will live through this. Be strong. Keep positive thoughts.
- Listen to soothing music. Or music that has meaning to you.
- Pray, and ask people to pray for you.
- Remember to eat. You may feel like not eating. But the more energy you have when you have surgery. You will be able to fight it.
- Drink a lot of water prior surgery. In my case I should increase my water intake to 10-12 glasses of water.
- Avoid sugar. Cancer feeds off of sugar. Wait until after surgery. And when you recover completely. Before you have sugary foods.
- Don’t smoke. Cut this out instantly if you are ever told you have cancer. You don’t want it to spread.
- Ask your doctor any questions you may have. Write out a list of your questions on paper. And be prepared for your next visit.
Don’t feel sad for me. I know I will live through this. Because I have so many people with me. And I am seeing the Top surgeon. In my case. But this is for people who are there in my shoes. It’s for them. If you never have or had cancer. You can’t relate as much. So end this post. I say Fuck Cancer!