1 – Hope you shall have, no matter the cost. Whether in God, or Science, or yourself is irrelevant, it is the hope for any improvement that matters.
2 – Experts you shall not listen too much. Doctors, Internet, specialists, no one knows what tomorrow brings.
3 – Fear you shall look in the eye. One cannot escape, ignore or fight against “the queen” of all negative emotions. One has to accept its presence, welcome it, analyze it; it will then disappear by itself.
4 – Accept the reality as it is. Despite everything, if one loses certain organic functions or senses, one has to accept it and begin to adapt to it, without thinking it’s irreversible.
5 – Plans you shall have, whether they’re big or small is irrelevant, but keep on building something, keep your mind busy.
6 – Food you shall not neglect. Nature is bountiful, fruits, vegetables, hive products… As long as they’re of quality, use and abuse them.
7 – Alternative therapies you shall get an interest into. Acupuncture, osteopathy, Chinese medicine… They don’t replace our traditional medicine but they can be of use for an additional care, – but beware of them quacks and their snake oil!
8 – Love you shall. The love one receives from their close circle is very important, but it’s the love for Life in general that will push you away from the disease.
9 – Improving yourself you shall. Trials are made as to make us change, to make us become better persons.
10 – A black belt of patience you shall become.
Everything goes with a smile, of course.