Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fear of the unknown

The worst part about cancer is not knowing.
You don't know
• how treatment will go
• what side effects you'll face
• how much pain there will be
• what tomorrow holds

And not knowing brings with it fear. That’s normal.

The best way to combat fear is to learn all you can—--about the cancer, the treatments and possible side effects, anything you can get your hands on. Research online, visit your local library or go to a book store. Don’t give up until you’ve found what you’re looking for. The more you learn, the better equipped you’ll be to face what today brings.

My book "Stepping Through Cancer: A Guide for the Journey" will be available mid-February. It’s a caregiver’s manual so you know what to expect, how to handle what today brings, and how to prepare for tomorrow. I'll let you know when it's available.

Keep learning!

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