The first time I was diagnosed with cancer, I thought I was taking control. However, looking back at it, it was really my family that was leading the charge. When I was diagnosed the second time, I knew I had to take control.

The first time, I had anticipatory nausea – I was overwhelmed with nausea as soon as I walked in the cancer clinic. I also tried to tell myself that chemo was my friend and if you’re ever experienced chemo, you know it is definitely not your friend! I knew this time I needed to prepare myself to accept the chemo. I spent a lot of time visualizing a positive outcome. I also prepared my mind and body for the treatments. Compared to my first experience with chemo, I had very few side effects and I truly believe the decrease in side effects was because I was able to prepare my mind and body.

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