Psychological Changes

We talk about psychological changes, and how to deal with adventures in new disorders.

  • Everyone is depressed and anxious when you hear about the cancer.
  • Mania is common: Maybe channel it into something productive-ish?
  • Insomnia makes you crazy. Do what you have to for a good night’s sleep a few times a week.
  • YOU NEED THERAPY if you or someone you love has cancer. Everyone needs therapy.
  • Disassociation is a coping mechanism, and things are just WEIRD in your life. You ARE different, and you are still you.
  • Look for psycho-social resources through your hospital or employer.
  • No one knows what they are doing, and—look at that!— neither do you!
  • Get to know your new stress/depressed/anxious/feels barometer.
  • Try new things: meditation, therapy, reiki, massage, crystals, supplements, CBD oil if available in your state.
  • Eat for comfort and health.
  • Instead of an existential discussion, learn to say “I’m doing fine considering the circumstances” or “I’m in pain, but nothing out of the ordinary”.
  • Make a Reality Committee for phone calls or IRL convos.
  • Authenticity and vulnerability leads to healing.
  • Exercise will make sleep and everything a little better. Do what you can, even if it’s just walking down the street.