Managing My Cancer
Welcome to the 3 Essential Steps to restore your Mental and Physical well-being before, during and after treatment
3 Steps Against Cancers was created in 2010, when 5 chemotherapy patients (including myself) transformed our experiences with cancer into a positive way forward for each of us, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment. From an initial list of around 10 steps, we decided on 3 that for us, were the most important and immediately relevant.
Developing these 3 Steps helped us take control, starting with our Mindset, re-educating and changing old thoughts and beliefs by introducing new concepts that we could adhere to for the future. This took some doing as there was an awful lot of unlearning to deal with, replacing with different instructions. We considered different ways of approaching this part, with a method we could use forever. How working with our minds meant we were also working with or bodies as the two are inseparable.
When that was established, we moved on to our Healthy Lifestyle, researching the foods we should – or should not - be eating. This was a challenge as, here again, we had been brought up on a diet of satisfaction to brain and taste buds, at a time when there was no research or resulting data on what can be seriously dangerous foods to our bodies. We set out rules to follow and had to report to each other if we strayed from the straight and narrow. We had to do this, to hold ourselves accountable to all, to make sure we were going in the right direction and that our new habits would be sustainable.
We had to make sure our living Environments were as clean and fresh as possible, to minimise the risk of any attacks on our Immune Systems from bugs, dust, in fact any foreign body that could put us at risk when we got home. We knew this would be the hardest part – dealing with your own Mindset and Diet is a very personal affair, but with family and friends involved, however well-meaning and eager to help, they had to be told what the goal posts were and how best to keep our environments healthy.
As we worked with the Steps and developed them to suit our personal conditions – we talked with friends, as did our families, about our 3 Steps and results. We were approached by people who had heard about our new way of life. As we got more and more feedback, we found ourselves being asked about our process and solutions and how could it work for them? We began helping others, either diagnosed themselves, or knowing someone with cancer, starting on their journeys.
The thoughts, research and recommendations from a group of people who first met whilst undergoing chemotherapy, with invaluable contribution from Medical Professionals and Cancer Care Team
Every effort has been made to ensure the information imparted is complete and accurate. However, the author is not engaged in rendering professional advice or services to the client. The ideas, procedures and suggestions offered by the author are taken from personal experiences and input from medical professionals; they are not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician. All matters regarding health require medical supervision. The author shall not be liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage allegedly arising from any information suggested in this Document.
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