If we weren’t all stressed out to begin with, this week added another punch. Radio host Don Imus went on the air stating he feels that stress provoked his cancer, and to top it off, yours truly had to share the news that stress appears to lower survival in those with lung cancer. But TGIF, I have one small solution to offer, and most of you won’t hate me for it.
A piece of chocolate not only indulges you in a moment of pleasure – something you don’t get enough going through the trials of cancer treatment – but can raise the level of endorphins, “feel-good hormones,” in your body.
Our About.com Guide to Candy, Elizabeth LaBau, provides today’s recipe, complete with step-by-step directions:
One more way to make this a treat. Ask someone to make them and bring them to you. The fatigue that goes along with lung cancer can make baking a major chore; at the same time your friends and family are probably stressed out wondering what they can do to help you. If they are anything like me they want to feel needed, and a list of specific instructions and needs can lower the stress they will experience trying to dream up something on their own.