Another friend called me the other day; she had just left the doctor’s office after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. The fear in her voice was evident as she struggled to ask me questions through her tears. She has been my friend for many years, long before I got my own diagnosis and had followed my journey through the blogs and book I wrote about my own experience.
I was honored that in her shattered state she had reached out to me. I remembered those feelings of overwhelm and uncertainty. There are so many questions and even more emotions. There is medical jargon you don’t understand and fear that threatens to overwhelm you.
Once you are diagnosed there is a medical model that takes over. You are caught up in a whirlwind of scans, test and doctor visits. There are important decisions to be made but the standard medical model doesn’t have time to get to know you as an individual. They tell you what you should do based on your test results.
And that may be exactly what you need to do. Or you may have more questions. Or you may want a second opinion.
In the end you are the only one that can decide these things.
Would it make a positive difference if you were making those decisions from a place of knowledge and confidence? Absolutely!
Imagine having someone in your corner, from the beginning, that helps you focus on creating a positive outcome. Someone that teaches you techniques for managing your energy and reducing side effects. A guide who has personal experience with complimentary therapies and their uses in cancer care.
That is why I became a cancer coach. I want to be in your corner.
As a survivor I’ve been where you are, and I know that the best outcomes happen with support.
One thing is for certain, cancer changes the lives of everyone it touches whether we want it to or not. The goal is to try and make it a positive change.
If you or someone you care about has been recently diagnosed with cancer, I urge you to tell them about my Free Live Webinar called Preparing for a Positive Outcome: What to do when you get a cancer diagnosis.
In one hour, you can learn how to take back your power and make decisions with confidence. You will get simple tools to help you manage stress, minimize treatment side effects and be a well-informed patient.
Held monthly, this webinar is informative for not only patients but caregivers as well. Click here for our next webinar.
You’ve got this.