You can conquer canSer

Yesterday I took mum to have a pair of eyebrows tattooed on! Sounds extreme but is a real boost for the self esteem for those who have no eyebrow hairs.

After that we decided to be ladies what lunch and then had a lovely walk along the beach. The weather has stayed dry but not sunny. Can’t complain. I am missing Pete terribly but it’s nice to be here.

I have had plenty of time thread and finally finished my book, You can conquer cancer. I really feel my ten point plan is so similar to his program. He focusses a lot on meditation and recommends that idiot two to three times daily for up to an hour at a time!  I’m not sure  I can manage that but I do feel working harder at it as it is very healing.

He mentions in his book that he feels close loved ones should also adopt a few elements such as meditation, exercise and diet.  It helps them become more aware, go through the process of healing and be more grateful too. I like this. I think I’m going to try and get Pete to be more involved and make positive changes. He needs peace too. I think doing a guided meditation would help someone just starting out. Deepak Chopra is a good starting point. I am going to try out some of Ian Gawlers mediation CDs too.

Ian Gawler writes summary points of what to do enhance treatments and surgery:

Mental preparation:

After choosing your plan of treatment commit and prepare mentally. This will help with side effects, maximise the benefits and make the whole experience meaningful. Aim to create a healing environment physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Step2- immediate practicalities:

Eat well-Choose a healing diet. Keep fluids up include juices and smoothies.

Exercise regularly at least 20-30 minutes per day. Minimum of 4 times per week.

Meditate daily.

Use imagery- white light or visualisations especially when receiving treatment

Supplements

Support your bowel using probiotics.

Check your vitamin d levels regularly.

Emotional preparation:

Be authentic

Communicate

Practise gratitude

Spiritual preparation:

Generate acceptance

Make time for big questions. Contemplate the meaning of life and what life is all about.

I think it all sounds like sound advice and a really great place to start by covering so many elements.

I have now started reading The Power of now by Eckhart Tolle. It’s a bit heavy duty but I hope to get a feel for it soon.