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Living With Cancer; Turn Your Pain Into Power

When you are diagnosed with cancer, your life does not come to a halt. Cancer, while it may appear to be a difficult situation to overcome, is not a death sentence. While it is natural to resent anger, disappointment, incomprehension, and other overwhelming emotions, rather than succumbing to despair, cancer patients should gather information about their disease and take control of their lives. The first step in this difficult journey is acceptance. There is nothing to be ashamed of, and nothing to feel guilty about. To live a healthier life in this new, seemingly chaotic routine, patients must understand that they are not alone, and that pain can be managed with various treatments.

Practice Relaxation

Relax. This is probably the last thing on your mind. With cancer treatments, physical changes caused by the disease, and an array of emotions engulfing you, relaxing may appear to be a real challenge. However, practicing mindfulness and relaxation can help to calm your mind, reduce stress, and sharpen your ability to focus. Mindfulness and relaxation can help you reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. In addition, it increases positive emotions and enjoyment in your daily life. Simple gestures like taking a deep breath, thinking positively, being kind to yourself, and remaining calm can help. Don’t let this take over your life. Cancer and its treatment can be stressful. Remember,

“Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.”

– Dalai Lama

Do What Brings You Joy

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on salty sand, in a lovely garden, climbing a scenic mountain, or simply in your favourite location. If you could do what you love whenever the opportunity arose in your daily life. Why should it be any different when you’ve been diagnosed with cancer? Remember that a cancer diagnosis does not mean the end of your life. If you spend too much time being serious, you will miss out on the simple yet fulfilling moments in life. Be grateful, laugh every day, spend time alone, go for walks on a regular basis, avoid conflicts… do what makes you happy. Don’t get caught up in the new routine that cancer has unlocked; instead, enjoy the simple pleasures of life and do not refrain from making yourself happy. This is your battle; arm yourself with optimism.

Be Self-Compassionate

Following a cancer diagnosis, it is unavoidable that you will be harsh on yourself at times. What caused this to happen to me? Was this preventable? Why am I feeling so frail? You’ll probably have many questions and be frustrated. While this is understandable, it should not be done on a regular basis. It is primordial to demonstrate compassion towards yourself. What if one of your family members was diagnosed with cancer? You’ll most likely show them a lot of compassion, encourage them, and never be harsh to them. You should treat yourself the same way. Try saying those things to yourself, even if it feels silly. Self-compassion entails treating oneself as one would a good friend.

Let Your Friends And Family Help You

The love of your loved ones is undeniably the most valuable support you can receive in this battle. Cancer patients must learn to accept their caregivers’ assistance. There is nothing to be ashamed of; accepting assistance provides a relief during these difficult times. A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family and adds stress, particularly to those closest to the patient. When assistance is required, call out for it. Your relative will undoubtedly want to support you. Your loved one will want to help you, whether it is with household chores, financially, with meals, or simply by lending a listening ear. Accept their assistance, as it can be a true blessing to go through this battle.

It is a difficult experience to learn that you have cancer. Following a cancer diagnosis, you may experience anxiety, fear, overwhelm, and fear for the future. Coping with cancer and the changes it brings can be difficult. Remember that cancer is not a death sentence. Cancer treatment has advanced as medicine has evolved. There are several approaches to dealing with pain. Make the most of this journey because it will change your life for the better. On a similar note, we’re very happy to share with you a few words from one patient that we have recently sponsored for treatment;

A word from one of our beneficiaries…

“Good afternoon Madam, thank you for all your help and assistance during my treatment. I am indebted to Falcon Memorial Cancer Institute for being by my side throughout my treatment. The moral and financial assistance has been of utmost help to me. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you and the institute for helping me. It is said that God helps people through his angels on earth…for me, Falcon Institute is this angel. Thank you again”

The FMCI has pledged to improve Mauritius’ cancer situation through a series of initiatives aimed at cancer patients, the general public, and the Mauritius health system. We must not underestimate the value of cancer education as a preventive measure. As a result, the FMCI will continue to pursue its various goals, which include cancer education, cancer treatment funding in Mauritius and abroad, and cancer research and related activities. We believe that providing proper care to cancer patients of all types is critical in order to improve their lifestyle and help them win this battle.