The word cancer can mean a whole host of different things for people depending on a range of factors from personal experiences all the way through to how it has been viewed in family circles, to how you are feeling on a particular day.
The Big “C” as it is referred to by a lot of people creates an air of mystique and sense of fear and trepidation.
How you view it can vary from moment to moment,and that is where I come in.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, I found myself wanting as much information as possible and for me to feel in control, as much as anyone can in such circumstances. This is how I tend to operate and the need for control or perceived control is important for me.
I found myself in a state of complete calm around the diagnosis, with more stress and worry emanating from the consultant and specialist nurse as I had attended the appointment on my own! Go figure…
I have been a mind-set coach/specialist for around 8 years now and have a deep and unshakeable understanding about how the mind works. So I didn’t feel the need to go into fear, panic, anxiety or worry about it, just that I knew there would be some procedures and treatment to go through.
Don’t misunderstand me. I was not in any level of denial. I fully understood what I was being told, it was just that I was, well, ok with it all.
Each of us will deal with such situations in ways that seem appropriate for each us at the time and our thinking about it will change from moment to moment. This is perfectly normal.
If you would like to have a different view of your own diagnosis or that of a loved one then do please contact me and I would love to help.