The worst decision for cancer treatment is the one made in a hurry
Just as soon as you've been diagnosed, the coordinator already has you scheduled to have a port inserted, chemo infused, and radiation directed at you.
Before you even get to digest the diagnosis, the treatment plan seems to be already laid out for you without any consideration as to whether or not you are opting for those options.
It's scary, makes your stomach queasy and causes you to break out in cold sweats. What if that's not the route you want to take?
After your diagnosis, your very next step should be to practice the pause.
Let me explain.
Never make a decision in a hurry, feeling rushed or pressured.
Never make a decision based on the wants or desires of others.
Never make a decision regarding your healthcare that is against your beliefs.
Certainly never-ever make a decision based in fear.
It won't work if you do.
It has become common practice for the conventional medical institution to rush patients into treatment without giving them the time to even think about what the treatment is, what it will do or to weigh the pros vs cons. And they certainly don't talk about the options for true integrative or adjunct care.
---that's up to you to take control in this situation---
This leaves so many people confused and asking, "am I making the right decision"?
As long as there are no life saving measures imperative of being addressed immediately, this is what I do: pause, breathe, make peace with my decision. Once I’ve done this, then I will proceed. If not, I stay in the pause until I’ve made peace with what comes next.
You have to be willing to do what it takes any which way you choose to take treatment. If it’s chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, you need to understand the potential effects you will endure short term as well as long term. You also have to have full faith that this is what’s best for you.
If natural or integrative, you also have to believe in and have faith that what you are doing is best for you. It has to feel good and come with a sense of empowerment of your health.
And, here's what it takes: agreeing to get really really really uncomfortable. Over and over and over again.
The conventional choice is very cut and dry. They tell you what to do, you do it, they monitor to see what happens as you proceed.
And when you choose adjunct care, you have to be willing to learn. Although it may be a new route to you, it's not a new way of treatment. It's actually centuries old but has been suppressed for almost 100 years now ... since the inception of pharmaceuticals took over medical care.
This is what has become standard of care, yet also the reason we aren't moving the needle on cancer diagnosis outcomes. Harsher or more potent drugs are never going to improve quality of life or increase chance at survival.
HEALING will though. Choose healing. Only attacking the cancer doesn’t make one a well person. Whether it is a combination of conventional and natural or just natural, there must be action steps taken to correct the reasons cancer developed in the first place. Regardless, a holistic approach should be available as an option for each and every person who develops cancer.
As I already stated, if you’re not having a medical emergency and do not need life saving intervention, you have time to think about what you really want to do for your treatment path. Take note that urgency is the opposite of hurrying. Hurrying comes from lack and a sense of panic that there isn’t enough time. It leads to feeling overwhelmed, making mistakes, and it inspires comparison and competition with others who have the same diagnosis.
When you rush, you are in a state of stress and worry. You’ll be inclined to do things like agree to decisions that aren’t in alignment with what you believe, making you constantly second guess yourself and even worse, regret the treatment you are doing.
Your cells understand this. Everything is a frequency, even your thoughts produce frequencies: good, bad, negative, positive, sad, happy, healing, reparative, destructive, etc. The negative frequencies of being in a hurry and pressured under stress lowers your frequency even further. To heal, we need our frequencies to RISE ABOVE where they currently are and take us to better health.
To calm the chaos:
practice the pause and breathe,
pause before speaking,
pause before assuming,
pause before choosing,
pause before reacting,
release worry with each breath out,
invite peace with your decision with each breath in.
Repeat until all feels well.
Then proceed with your decision.
This is discussed in the first week of the Cancer Recovery Technique program. You must be confident before proceeding with any next step. It may not be comfortable, but you must have calm and confidence.
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