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Getting well again after cancer chemotherapy

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 3, 2011


There’s a lot of cancer related info on this site – supplementing the info and discussion in my two cancer books – see www.fightingcancer.com for details

Getting well again after cancer chemotherapy

While a few cancer chemotherapy regimes are mild, the majority are toxic and damaging in the extreme. Nobody who has witnessed or personally experienced chemo will challenge that statement.

How do you pick yourself up afterwards? Here is a story about how one woman found a tool that helped motivate her and get her back on to her feet after having been virtually crippled by chemo:

Mary Jane Zamora is a 50 year old woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2005. Weakened by chemo she too tired to get off the couch.So her daughters had the bright idea of buying her a Wii for her to play. This is the story of the healing power of games. They force us to compete. The desire to win. And the fun of trying to win are powerful motivating forces. Although she found it “exhausting”to begin with, she played everyday and as a result she recovered faster than she otherwise would have.

“What this game did for me,” she said. “Was encourage me that I could still do these kind of things. It came around when I needed it.” Zamora said that the Wii and its games helped her to visualize her new life, after cancer. “My life is coming back. It’s not about loss. It’s about setting aside what I was and evolving into an even better person… this has been a cornerstone.”

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

An inspirational guide…a must for everyone who fears the dreadful diagnosis.”

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