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Healing Matters Vol. IV: They Don’t Make a Pill For That
This is the fourth installment of a blog series intended to address the complexities of mesothelioma care.
It’s no surprise that the symptoms that come with mesothelioma can be painful. But your doctor has ways of treating your discomfort and making your journey a little easier to bear. There are several medications and therapies that are quite effective in treating mesothelioma symptoms, but these aren’t enough to combat the pain you are going through. That’s because a drug can only treat the physical pain associated with mesothelioma. There are other symptoms from the disease, and these aren’t just felt by the patient. Emotional and psychological pain is very real, and cannot be treated as easily as the physical. So, how do you ease the emotional kind of pain that comes with a mesothelioma diagnosis?
It is just as important to address the emotional pain that you and your loved ones are experiencing. Feelings of anger, frustration and deep sorrow can hinder the healing process and severely impede your psychological well-being. You must combat these pangs of hurt the same way you combat the virus itself.
Meditation is a wonderful method to help you understand your feelings and work through your tension and fear. A cancer diagnosis can make other painful issues rise to the surface. You can use meditation as an opportunity to work through any of these issues and allow for true inner healing.
Physical pain can often be heightened as a result of unresolved tension. Many doctors also suggest that patients use meditation to as a way to work through physical pain as well.
Speaking with a professional or a trusted friend or family member about the way you are feeling might seem trivial, but it is quite possibly the best, not to mention simplest, way of managing your emotional health. Often, speaking about the emotional troubles you are experiencing is the only way to release you from them. Instead of letting mesothelioma hinder your quality of life, take this as an opportunity to focus on your mental health. Don’t let cancer take away your happiness.
You deserve better.
The mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd has been working with mesothelioma patients and their families for over 35 years. The law firm knows just how difficult the journey can be and continues to strive for new ways to better serve the mesothelioma community.