It’s easy to become angry around negative experiences, but it’s important we deal with those experiences so that the anger doesn’t control us. When it comes to a terminal illness, it’s easy to see why people might feel angry; but perhaps their anger isn’t just about their terminal illness. Perhaps anger is an underlying trait that makes up who they are.
Some of us are angry people. However, talking about how we feel can make a difference between acceptance and non-acceptance of our issues and illness, particularly a terminal one. The thought of being terminally ill can bring about a negative and angry response, but it can also bring about positive feelings, particularly in the early stages.
When someone is initially diagnosed there a slight determination to remain upbeat. They have a sense of commitment to fight and remain positive in the initial stages of their illness.
And although primarily it’s the patient that has to deal with his or her illness, their family also need to work through it. When our loved ones are angry all the time, it makes it hard for us to cope. Nobody wants to be around angry people.
Unfortunately, anger will always stop a person from finding a level of calm and acceptance. Achieving that can in some cases make a difference to our emotional and physical recovery.