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Re: another step in the journey
Posted by Mary in NY on February 13, 2016, 5:31 pm, in reply to "another step in the journey"
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I felt that way, that the world had slowed to a halt, because MY world had. I wasn't as active as I had been before diagnosis. One thing that helped me, though, was just taking one step at a time. I did this by forcing myself to think of ONLY whatever I was doing at the time (e.g., chemo). Whenever my mind would go to something else (e.g., surgery), I would say to myself "Oh yeah, that's that thing that hasn't happened yet, and I need to think ONLY about the thing that is right before me TODAY." So I sort of trained myself to compartmentalize. I also made sure I had plans in my personal life every day, even if it was only 1.) throw the laundry in, 2.) dust one room, and 3.) take a walk around the block. Doing this helped keep me focused on the positive and made me feel more grounded. Hope that helps.
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