Are you ready to discover the secret to defying fearful odds? A Podcast On Living with Cancer, hosted by Babatunde Esho where we take a break from life's challenges to learn about the myths, misinformation and the secret to healing cancer. It's time to unleash the power within you; find hope and be inspired. More content atUNresectable.co
hello hello today I have a very special guest with me and she’s going to be the 1st guest on this Podcast she’s in the an incredible girl beautiful smart and funny. She is my princess my daughter Emelle. so I’m gonna be talking to a Emelle asking her some questions about me and some of my some of my health challenges so hopefully you get to hear some of her insights into what’s going on. So here she is. Emelle how about you introduce yourself.
First am going to talk about some of the things you should not do. so Lets just get that out of the way right now.
Don’t say sorry. I hear this all the time/ This isn’t a pity party. No one wants to hear the word sorry. Instead offer a word of hope and encouragement. Saying sorry feels like being patronized
Also a lot of people say this – let me know how I can help or if you need anything. Well while that is the typical thing to say – this is unfortunately the wrong approach. Most people will not call or ask for help.
So how do you navigate through this – the solution is to just do or give. Offer to babysit the kids, give financial help – if you can afford to. bring a meal for the family. How about paying for a cleaning service. There are lots of different things you can do to help by taking into account what the person may be in need of.
Another don’t is sending medical advice or cures – especially those that are unproven, false or misleading. Believe it or not. It increases anxiety and confusion in the midst of trying to think clearly and especially when the news is still fresh. SO please do some research and don’t just forward a chain message from whatapp, a text message or a FB post that contains false information. I get these mssgs all the time – and while the intention may be good – it does create a sense of anxiety especially when the information is misleading.
In this episode, we'll explore how to deal with bad or devastating health news. What should you do while waiting or preparing to receive this news and what to do immediately after.There is nothing that can or will effectively prepare you for a bad health news however there are a few things you do to help you better deal with the news. Being diagnosed with a serious health problem is often a life changing event. Having trusted friends and family around - especially those who will encourage you during this difficult time is important. Listen more for additional tips and insight.
A fascinating story about how I got diagnosed with Cancer. The moment I heard the doctors day that I had answer changed me. Hear more about how long it took to be diagnosed and some of the early symptoms that doctor's missed.
On this episode, I talk about how I got cancer. So earlier on when I was first diagnosed and I shared my story with someone - one of the first questions I was asked was, How did you get it.
This questions took me by surprise and at first I didn't quite know how to answer it. But looking back on that question, I realize that a lot of people simply don't know what cancer is. Some people think cancer is a virus or some bacteria or an infectious disease or maybe its contagious. I know I've had some people hesitate to give me a hug knowing that I had cancer......