Wellbeing and Hepatitis C: Keeping a Positive Attitude
Keeping your thoughts positive... even when you are feeling tired, in pain, and not up to par. It’s so hard to stay in the groove when things around us start falling apart. I know when I get stressed or begin to worry about a liver test scan, I begin to lose my perky pep in my attitude; I become more somber and withdrawn. This then triggers those around me to become alarmed because this is not my normal. Staying positive and managing your wellbeing with hepatitis C is tough. I share what's helped me hold things together.
How I stay positive
I do pretty good each day starting off my day with a nice cup of coffee and giving thanks for being alive and awake. I then grab my journal and jot down things on my mind. Somedays, there is not much to write; other days, I am listing the many things that I am stressing over or worrying about. After getting everything paper, I can realize the extent of my energies being focused on things I can’t control or have any direction towards. It is usually medical exams or results from a scan I had done. I will admit, liver cancer at my stage is a big concern for myself, but now, I don’t carry that burden of worry in the forefront of my thoughts because I have learned to tune out those and be more positive.
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