Attitude is everything in life, and everything when it comes to cancer. Let me explain.
Let’s all agree we are all going to die sometime — no one escapes death. It doesn’t matter if you’re the richest man in the world or the poorest man, you are going to die sometime. When you accept that simple fact, you take away cancer’s most powerful weapon against you: stress and fear.
There have been numerous medical studies on the placebo effect. People who thought they were getting medication but were in fact given a
placebo fared in some cases just as well if not better than the people who were receiving the medication. That just shows you how powerful our minds are. I believe that what the mind can believe, the body can achieve. I know to some of you that sounds trite, but this is what I believe.
One of the most powerful things we have as a human being is the power to choose. We can choose to be happy, or we can choose to be sad — the choice is ours.
The most powerful force we have, of course, is the power of prayer and the power of believing in God. I can only tell you how much this has changed my life, and I certainly think it would help change your life if you’re not a believer. Another thing I do every day is keep a gratitude journal. Every day I write down my weight, my heart rate and what I’m grateful for that day. I have been doing this since the pandemic hit, which is well over 300 days. I find it very helpful and calming.
Another big thing, in my humble opinion, was changing my diet from a traditional Western diet to a healthier diet. For example, I eat seafood, but I no longer eat meat, eggs or dairy, and I do not drink. That may sound very dull for some of you, but to be honest with you, I’m in really good shape. For example, in 2020 I cycled over 5,000 miles. That was 2,000 miles more than I had ever biked before in my life.
Another positive is laughter — some say laughter is the best medicine, and I tend to agree with that.
So the takeaway from this rather long and drawn out post is to believe in yourself. Believe that you will get better and never, never, never give up, as the best is yet to come. Stay strong, keep believing.