A Few Lessons That Surviving Cancer Taught Me.

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In this article, I write a few lessons that I understood during my healing process from cancer. I write about my history and my treatment and how all this influenced me. What tools I used to boost my healing process which finally leads to victory with this illness โ˜บ๏ธ .

How Cancer Got Me.


Thinking about the reasons for cancer in your life you should think about all spectrum of it. Cancer was an illness that developed for a long time in my life. It developed for decades but I didn’t know about it.

When I got ill I recognized how messed up was my life. I was so miserable and mediocre. Sadness and unhappiness were constants feelings in my life.

I was a conglomeration of many bad and harmful emotions ๐Ÿ˜ž .

For the main part of my life, I felt terribly lonely. I was a lonely island without perspectives for the future, as I was thinking about my life in the past.

The worst part is that I did nothing to change that state. I was living in it for decades.

When It Hit Me.

When the cancer stroke me my first think was a denial of it. I was so devastated by bad luck in my life that I was too scared to seek quick professional medical help.

I hesitated to go to a doctor. When I finally got there I was directed to a specialist to whom I was waiting in a queue for about half a year.

That was so stupid, thinking about it now. So immature and irresponsible.

I bought cancer a half year of development in my body. Of course, I could pay a few hundreds of dollars to go for private consultation but I didn’t do it.

The times when cancer hit me was quite tough for me. I was coughing a lot, I could barely brush my teeth without vomiting and I slept a lot ๐Ÿคฎ .

Help Is Coming.

When I felt like I was dying the person that helped me was my mother. She went with me to seek medical help. She was waiting with me in queues and she initiated the first contact with a doctor who directed me to the right doctor.

I had a chemotherapy for about a half a year ๐Ÿคข .

Image illustrates a person in hospital. I had a chemotherapy during my cancer treatment.
Image 1. Chemotherapy was quite difficult.

After every chemo, I felt quite sick. I was very weakened and I had to sleep for a day or more.

With every chemo, I felt a bit better though. The cancer was losing and I was regaining my health.

I remember that I had to take everyday injections of medication. I had also injections at every chemo. Blood tests, medications, hours of waiting till the end of every treatment.

Yes, cancer cost me a lot ๐Ÿ˜ฃ .

I remember that during a few final chemos my arms and veins were hurting. My veins were damaged.

Nevertheless I made it. I survived.

I would like to share with you what strategies I implemented in my life that helped me.

Strategies for Cancer.

I will divide those strategies into three parts. Emotions, spirituality, and body ๐Ÿ‘ .


Image that shows equilibrium between mind and heart. Emotional Intelligence in cancer treatment article.
Image 2. Emotional Intelligence gives emotional balance.

I write first about emotions because I believe sick and weak emotions mainly lead me to cancer.

If you feel low or negative emotions for many years or a few decades it may be a straight path to serious illness.

I wrote negative but in fact, emotions are not positive or negative. Emotions just showed us how we feel in our lives. What is to change, to upgrade, to omit โ˜๏ธ .

Emotions are like road signs. When we are mindful and watch our emotions with care we know how to act, what should be our next step.

For my whole life, my emotions were telling me to take care of relationships with people around me. I had weak relationships with my family and bad relationships with people in my school.

Living in that state was not good. Today, I think the solution was teaching myself skills from emotional intelligence and reading spiritual books.

By acquiring skills in emotional intelligence I gained a better understanding of the emotions of other people and I could communicate with them better ๐Ÿ˜Š .

The worse a person who has weak or bad relationships with others can do is to stay in that state for years without even realizing that you can change that.

Of course, it cost effort and hours of studying but believe me it is worth it.

Healing Emotions.

During cancer, I recognized that If I want to live I must work towards healing my emotions.

I started to read healing, spiritual and good books. This book was a balsam for my soul and mind. I recommend books by Regina Brett but there are a lot of other authors that write brilliant books ๐Ÿ“š .

Start searching, start reading and healing your emotions! Books are magical.

I started to have a better relationship with my mother.

Every time she came back from her work I was making her a cup of good tea and I was chatting with her. I also offered her that we could exercise together. We were making quick 7 minutes workouts ๐Ÿ’ช .

I wrote about emotions first because if you live on an emotional dumpster for a long time you can only harm yourself.

I strongly recommend people who are sick to work on their emotional intelligence.

Strong EQ skills are essential to have a good relationship with other people but when you live in a conflict with people you feel only sad and frustrated which leads to sickness.

Make a peace with people and especially with your family as soon as possibleโ˜๏ธ .

Healing Your Soul.

Image shows praying person. Prayer is one of the key in treating cancer.
Image 3. Prayer is one of the key part in healing process.

During cancer treatment, I was praying to God more often and longer. I was believing that God through all medical treatment will heal me.

The prayer I used to do was a Rosary but I also watched Holly Mass on the internet quite often ๐Ÿ™ .

Prayer made me believe that I am in God’s hands and He wants only good for me so I don’t have to worry about my health because the outcome will be good eventually.

Once I read that scientists proved that people who attend Church and pray every day are healthier and much happier โ›ช .

Before cancer, I didn’t care so much about my spiritual life than when I was sick.

Because of cancer, I regained contact with God and this contact becomes so much better and healthier.

If you fight with that illness the best you can do is to entrust yourself to God. If you will do that you start to run the most powerful healing forces that are in our universe.

Every prayer you make counts. Every good deed you make to other people counts.

When I was ill I continued my micro-volunteering work because I believe every good deed towards others comes back to you eventually.

Maybe my reward was the cure for me. Maybe because of that, I can write these words today โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Š .

Healing Your Body.

When your body is sick on cancer or other illness, probably sick are also your soul and emotions. That’s why it is so important to heal yourself in all that three areas if you want to be cured.

When I get sick I didn’t stop my daily exercise routine. Of course, I was weakened but I have a strong spirit for workouts or other sports activities and sickness didn’t stop me.

As I wrote previously I was doing quick 7 minutes workouts with my mother. Sometimes we exercised two times longer ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ’ช.

Image represents a man who is doing push ups. For me exercise is very important in treating cancer.
Image 4. Exercise is also very important during healing.

I remember that once I went for a run. In fact, this was an experiment. I remember that I ate a sandwich with garlic and drunk a tea with a special mixture, also with garlic.

I almost vomited because of so much garlic taste ๐Ÿคข . Then I went for a quick run outside.

It was at the beginning of my treatment so I wasn’t weakened by chemo yet.

I remember that I run very slowly and heavily. I gained awareness of how weak is my body. How much efficiency I lost because of lack of sports activity and my illness ๐Ÿ˜“ .

If you battle with cancer, among other advice I recommend you to not discourage yourself from sports activities.

If you are very weak and can’t do a lot, do a little. Even 3 minutes work out could be a huge difference.

I was doing 7 minutes of work out and believe me after it I felt quite tired but very happy and refreshed.

The worst thing a person can do while ill from cancer is to resign from all sports activities. That will lead you straight to even worse health conditions โ˜๏ธ .

Some Additional Advice.

Bath Pleasure.

Image represents a girl laying in bath tube. Taking care of yourself is very important in cancer treatment.
Image 5. The time for pleasure is now. Take care of yourself today, not tomorrow.

When I was reading Regina Brett’s book I read that the time to feel good is now. Not tomorrow, in next month, or next year. It is nowโ˜๏ธ!

I decided to explore how I can implement that in my life. I noticed that I have in the apartment a bath tube but I was rarely using it for a bath. Usually, I was taking a quick shower, and that all.

During my treatment, I decided to take a long bath every second day or so. I even went further with exposure to pleasure and I add to the bath a snack, healing and relaxing music, and natural aromatic oil ๐Ÿ›€ ๐Ÿฅจ ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ‘ƒ .

By doing this I constructed activity that was giving me so much relaxation and pleasure sensation that I could better manage my chemo and treatment.

I realised what Regina Brett meant by writing this in one of her Books ๐Ÿ‘‡ :

The time to feel good and do something good for yourself is now. Not tomorrow, not in next week or next year. It is nowโ˜๏ธ !

Regina Brett

Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

This image represents red hot chili peppers in a basket. Eating them helped me during my cancer treatment.
Image 6. Funny thing with this chili peppers. Eating them was a challange but also a pleasure.

I remember also that during treatment my Mum was buying red hot chili peppers (not the music band ๐Ÿ˜… ), and she was slicing them and put them in a jar filled with oil.

I can’t remember what kind of oil it was but after a week or two, I was eating this extra spicy chili peppers and drinking that oil ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ .

As I remember I couldn’t do that without drinking milk along with it and eating bread with butter. It was too spicy.

My Mum was telling me that eating this food should help me boost my health and healing process.

Tombak’s Recipe.

During my illness, I read also a book about natural methods of healing by Tombak ๐Ÿ“— . I learned that I can create a mixture that will boost my health.

The recipe is simple ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ :

  1. Buy 15 heads of garlic, 1-2l of honey, 15 lemons.
  2. Prepare a big jar.
  3. Squeeze all garlic you have on the pulp and give to the jar.
  4. Squeeze all lemons and their juice add to honey.
  5. Mix it all up in a big jar.
  6. Leave it in a fridge hidden from sources of light. You can wrap it in a paper if you want.
  7. After about 4-5 months you can strain all garlic remains from the mixture.
  8. Finally, add 1-2 small spoons to tea.

This recipe was taken from the Tombak book I read. I am not positive it is 100% exactly like it is in the book but I tried to bring it as close as possible.

This mixture is especially good for your veins and cardiac system ๐Ÿ’š . You should drink only 1-2 spoons a day.

By drinking this mixture I boosted my health during cancer treatment.

Finally, I would like to add that I am not a medical professional so the advice I give in this article is only in connection with my cancer treatment.

If you would like to use one or more techniques from this article to boost your healing process you should first consult it with your doctor ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ .

Cancer is not Death Sentence.

In the end, I would like to write that every person can be healed from cancer. There were a lot of medical examples where a person should be dead a long time ago but healed in a wonderful way.

Cancer is a challange. It was a challenge for me. It change me for better.

I gain so much awareness what to change in my life, and what is weak.

This illness set me on a journey to take my emotions (emotional intelligence), spirituality, and body (sports activity) to the next level.

In fact, I used this illness to motivate myself to do great things for myself.

If you are ill on cancer you can do so much for yourself ๐Ÿ˜Š .

If you are reading this, thank you for reading this article till the end.

I would appreciate it if you would like to leave some comment, give a thumb up or share it on social media. Maybe it will help another person who struggles with cancer or other illness.

Have a great day.

A goodbye image. Thank you for reading this article about treating cancer.
Image 7. Thank you for reading and goodbye.

Bye ๐Ÿ‘‹ .

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