Don’t act okay

An important lesson to learn when caring for a cancer patient is that everyone gets a little grumpy when they are not feeling well. Don’t take it personally. Sometimes it can be easier to pretend you’re okay than having to explain to everyone why you’re not.

A cancer patient might tend to try to protect their family and friends but they don’t always need to be strong or put on a “happy face” for the people around them.  Your family, friends and carer will understand your emotions if they realise you are going through a rough patch. It’s okay to have bad days and might help those around you if you don’t act like everything’s okay when it isn’t. Simple conversations can change the way you feel so allow yourself to freak out and ask for help.

If that seems too much discuss it with your medical team or helpline.

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Betty Whitehurst

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