If you or someone you love is faced with the diagnosis of breast cancer, you know how difficult it is. Stress is going through the roof and you are dwelling on your financial picture. You are also facing questions about your future. There are many ways that you can find support through education and other care outlets.
It is very, very common for breast cancer patients to experience a rise in their stress levels. Uncertainty and the unpredictability of the disease are paramount, as is the worry over future financial issues and the possibility of disability. This increase in stress can manifest itself in many ways include poor sleep routines, aches and pains, irritability, tension, anxiety and more.
If you stress level remains for long periods of time it can lead to anger, hopelessness and frustration. It will affect not only the patient but also the friends and family surrounding the patients.
There are a few things you can do to help these feelings including maintaining a positive outlook. You need to accept that there may be events happening that are beyond your control. Present your feelings in an assertive way; donâ€™t let anger take over those feelings. Eat healthy meals and get regular exercise; your body will be better able to fight the disease, as well as the related stress. Donâ€™t not use drugs and/or alcohol in an attempt to relieve stress. Finally, you may want to join a cancer support group.
There are many ways out there than can help you alleviate your stress level as well as help you relax. For example try a two-minute relaxation technique. Simply think only about you and your breathing. Breathe deeply and exhale slowly while taking in your body mentally. If areas feel tight try to relax them, releasing the tension.