Just listen to them…do you hear “my cancer”, “my depression”, “my heart attack”? Ok, sure, this is happening to you, but your attitude about it is playing a powerful role.
When you “own” a health problem, it becomes yours.
Treat it as the enemy or, at the very least, an unwanted guest, but don’t welcome it.
Words have emotional and psychological power.
Talk about “the” cancer.
With each spoken word or thought, distance yourself from it. It’s not part of you; it’s intruded into your life. Surgically remove it with your thoughts and words.
I realize it’s a small part of the whole process. Many of us who’ve been in the “cancer blender” focus on survival and dealing with the effects of treatment, but it’s the little everyday things that end up making a big difference.
Teach your kids now not to "own" their afflictions. They’ll master it by adulthood.
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