Life After Cancer Treatment Tips From A Survivor

Life After Cancer Treatment Tips From A Survivor



Life after Cancer Treatment Tips from a​ Survivor
Life after Cancer Treatment
Cancer sucks. ​
When I ​ was 4 years old, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. ​
The experts said she had less than a​ year. ​
I ​ remember being on the​ street, crying, on the​ roof of​ my dad’s car, screaming ‘MOM!!!!!’ to the​ hospital, while she waived at ​ us from a​ window way up.
My mom had 6 sisters, 3 died of​ cancer. ​
She also had 7 brothers. ​
One of​ them died of​ cancer. ​
She’s been to more operations and​ ​ treatments than anyone I ​ know. ​
Her breasts were amputated, as​ well as​ her ovaries and​ ​ uterus. ​
She also had something about her colon and​ ​ one simple cosmetic thing on her face. ​
The latter had beauty purposes
Right now, as​ I ​ write this, I’m 22 and​ ​ very happy to announce that my mom is​ still alive and​ ​ kicking. ​
Awesome isn’t?
Here’s what she says to me all the​ time
‘I didn’t care what the​ doctors said…I had to see you grow up’.
You’d be surprised if​ ​ you saw her. ​
For her age, she has a​ nice figure. ​
She kicks ass in skiing and​ ​ is​ very energetic, all the​ time. ​
Since my mom is​ a​ walking monument of​ survival, I ​ decided to ask her what her views on cancer are and​ ​ how she managed to survive and​ ​ maintain a​ smile all these years.
When I ​ asked her about her ‘survival techniques’ I ​ was pretty surprised. ​
Not only for​ the​ ‘common sense’ type of​ answers that she gave me, but also for​ the​ medical arguments she has to back them up. ​
She has a​ Biology degree and​ ​ I’ve seen her, first hand, walking the​ talk. ​
For these reasons, I ​ feel the​ obligation to spread her word and​ ​ let others know.
Tips from a​ cancer survivor
The following are tips. ​
Your goal should be to understand them and​ ​ then apply as​ many as​ possible.
Eat healthy, NATURAL food
Ready made food is​ the​ worst. ​
it​ has too many preservatives. ​
if ​ you’re the​ kind of​ person preset for​ cancer, this is​ like an accelerator in a​ time bomb. ​
You also want to avoid canned food. ​
I ​ know it’s easy to make, but a​ couple of​ minutes more and​ ​ extra pennies will save you much pain in the​ long run.
Instead, what you do want to do is​ eat a​ lot of​ Antioxidants. ​
Not to beat the​ old dead horse, but you have to eat fruits and​ ​ vegetables EVERY DAY. ​
Not so much a​ lot, but EVERYDAY. ​
This isn’t hard. ​
Make it​ a​ habit that the​ first thing you have in the​ morning is​ a​ fruit. ​
Like an Apple, orange, banana…or whatever.
If you don’t like fruit, put the​ fruit in a​ blender with milk and​ ​ a​ bit of​ sugar or​ yogurt and​ ​ start your day with a​ smoothie. ​
Also, whenever you’re hungry and​ ​ are about to prepare yourself a​ snack; try grabbing a​ fruit instead. ​
While you’re waiting for​ that pasta, have an apple.
Is very important that when you’re stomach is​ close to empty, you grab a​ fruit, or​ a​ vegetable. ​
It’ll get digested fast and​ ​ easy and​ ​ it​ will provide your body with a​ nice amount of​ Antioxidants.
If you don’t like vegetables, cook them. ​
Onion and​ ​ broccoli suck. ​
BUT, soup with onion, tomato and​ ​ a​ nice recipe could be amazing! There are plenty of​ books on healthy recipes out there. ​
Eat salads too on a​ daily basis.
Also, when cooking, choose your oil with care. ​
Use very little of​ it​ and​ ​ make sure is​ monosaturated like olive oil. ​
Olive oil is​ awesome by the​ way. ​
it​ has Hydroxytyrosol. ​
it​ is​ a​ very powerful Antioxidant. ​
Also, soy oil is​ pretty good too. ​
These things have Omega 3 and​ ​ 6.
Note the​ topic of​ Antioxidants is​ very, very important. ​
You must understand what they are, how they work and​ ​ how they affect the​ human body.
Drink lots of​ water. ​
LOTS! All the​ time!!
For example, when you’re eating dinner, rather than complimenting it​ with can juice, drink water. ​
When you’re thirsty and​ ​ feel like sipping a​ pop, drink water. ​
Just like eating a​ fruit when the​ stomach is​ empty, the​ same goes for​ water.
An amazing habit that I ​ have the​ pleasure to have pioneered, is​ to everyday, first thing in the​ morning, right before the​ morning coffee, have an apple and​ ​ a​ glass of​ water. ​
Also, bring a​ bottle of​ water to work/school, and​ ​ keep refilling it​ all day long.
No Alcohol
It’s ok to drink ​alcohol​ every now and​ ​ then. ​
Actually, one of​ the​ reasons wine is​ recommended is​ because it​ has Antioxidants.
But, by no alcohol, I ​ mean don’t get wasted all the​ time.
Sleep well
Sleeping is​ so key. ​
When you’re sleeping, your brain is​ producing chemicals that help your body. ​
Plus, your whole system is​ resting and​ ​ getting stronger. ​
Plus it​ just feels good, so make sure you have a​ comfortable bed and​ ​ sleep as​ much as​ you need to.
Have Fun
Simply stated ‘Do whatever YOU want’
Go out on Friday night and​ ​ have a​ blast with your friends. ​
Learn a​ musical instrument and​ ​ jam with people. ​
Learn a​ new language, travel, walk around nature, go skiing, and​ ​ sky diving. ​
Just do the​ things that you enjoy. ​
These things are like sources of​ happiness and​ ​ wellbeing. ​
They offer nothing but benefits.
Have Goals
This is​ something incredibly important. ​
if ​ you have a​ mayor purpose, something to look forward to, you’ll be much fulfilled just doing the​ required work to achieve your goal. ​
it​ is​ not so much the​ destination but the​ path that’s important.
How about helping a​ charity? or​ starting a​ business? Learning a​ new language and​ ​ going to another country for​ 3 months? Plant a​ new garden on your yard and​ ​ see it​ grow.
From personal experience, I ​ must say that one of​ the​ major things that gave my mom the​ fire to fight was the​ following statement
To see her son grow up. ​
Right now, she says she’s in a​ stage of​ her life where she’s setting new goals. ​
We’re actually looking into investing in Real Estate.
Trust me, goals and​ ​ projects that are meaningful to you will keep you alive. ​
So start right now. ​
What is​ that one thing that you’ve always wanted to do?
Exercise
Do it​ a​ little bit, everyday. ​
Adapt the​ exercise to your particular situation. ​
My mom has a​ little machine with a​ couple of​ marbles and​ ​ things in her room. ​
She works like 10 minutes everyday. ​
Only a​ couple exercises. ​
She also swims a​ lot and​ ​ skis. ​
Again, do things that will keep you in shape. ​
Try yoga out. ​
Walk, Bike, Dance, Stay active.
Have a​ positive attitude
A good mental state is​ so key. ​
Living a​ life with your emotions balanced is​ so awesome. ​
Choose the​ people around you very carefully. ​
Avoid whiners and​ ​ the​ chicken littles of​ life. ​
Make sure you’re around positive people that will help you out and​ ​ motivate you.
Sharing time with people that also have goals and​ ​ that want to be with you to share the​ fun of​ being alive is​ very rewarding. ​
People that have your same state of​ mind and​ ​ are motivated by the​ same activities will add massive value to your life.
Love
Experience love, develop your spiritual energy, Love yourself and​ ​ give yourself importance. ​
if ​ you don’t like yourself, do something so that you do. ​
Achieve something. ​
Loving yourself will make sure that others love you. ​
That way you’ll be surrounded by awesome people and​ ​ have a​ loving special someone.
Making love is​ also strongly recommended. ​
Do it​ often. ​
Please your partner. ​
Have fun. ​
as​ a​ healing mechanism, and​ ​ happiness generator, it​ has no match.
Be realistic and​ ​ optimistic
Deal with problems in a​ realistic way. ​
Be effective and​ ​ quick. ​
Seek help if​ ​ you have to. ​
at ​ the​ same time though, don’t let bad things take over you. ​
There’s always a​ solution. ​
Even if​ ​ it​ means dropping the​ problem because is​ something out of​ your control.
Obstacles, in anything, are a​ part of​ life. ​
You learn something every time you make a​ mistake or​ have a​ setback. ​
Just keep going.
Be financially smart
Don’t buy into debt. ​
Make sure you live within your means. ​
Then, expand your means. ​
Don’t work too much either. ​
Invest in your tranquility. ​
Give yourself pleasure, but be careful with debt.
Learn to manage your money.
It’s been said that a​ lot of​ people under stress and​ ​ that develop diseases are suffering of​ cancer of​ the​ wallet. ​
Again, use your money in smart ways. ​
Think of​ the​ future.
So there you have it. ​
Simple isn’t it? I ​ really hope, deep down inside, that this article helps someone out.




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