So you have received the news and you world has been turned upside down. You are not sure which way to turn. My advice... look up!!!
I know we are not all religious, and even among the religious group there is a difference of opinion. However, I will say this, a belief and hope in someone greater than yourself is like a soothing balm. You already feel like everything is out of your control, the doctor has advice and treatment options but he can't make any guarantees can he?!. So what do you do? Who can you trust?
My mum told me, when I gave her my diagnosis, I also told her "God would not have allowed this if He did not have a plan/purpose?" At that beginning stage I had to let it go, I had to put my faith to the test. I remember one of my uncles telling me that I needed to seek counseling because I was TOO CALM about what was happening to me. LOLOLOL! He meant well, I know, but the bible speaks of a peace that 'passeth all understanding'. I did not get it until I got my devastating news and my world was turned upside down.
My ability to let go and let God, the God that I have trusted in for years, fight my battle for me was indeed liberating. I still cried when I lost my hair and I did have the days where I felt sorry for myself... BUT GOD!