Let’s get it straight, “No cure” means there is no way you can have a complete recovery. Wondering how you can fight with incurable health conditions like Cancer, Diabetes, AIDS and many more? Learn more here.
Any disease that cannot be cured with currently available treatments brings a lot of stress and sadness in both the patient and the family members. Sadly, the pain and anxiety of having to live with such conditions are natural.
What “No Cure” Means
Though there is no universally accepted official definition of “No Cure”, generally, it refers to a medical condition which cannot be brought back to normalcy by using any of the available means of treatment or whatsoever. However, this term generally does not refer to terminal illnesses such as cancer or advanced forms of heart diseases in which the patients generally have only limited days left for survival.
What “No Cure” Does Not Mean
“No Cure” does not mean “No Care”
Even if you are having a chronic and incurable illness like AIDS, your fight should continue till the end. The “Fight” has to be carried out in the form of self-care through a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, and appropriate exercises. You should understand that these conditions can disable only if you do not take care of the condition. Take charge of your health and do not let them take control of your life.
“No Cure” does not mean “No Treatment”
A definitive cure for these conditions may be still years away but there are many treatment options that your doctor can recommend to improve symptoms, avoid complications and make you feel better. The treatments work the best when you adhere to your doctor’s instructions.
“No Cure ” does not mean “No Remission”
Remission is a state in the course of an incurable disease throughout which typical signs and symptoms of the disease do not appear, and you may be recommended to discontinue some of the medications or lower their doses. Remember remission is a “symptom-free” and not a “disease-free” state. Remission is a very likely but a highly variable condition. For many patients and doctors, remission is the ultimate goal of the therapy. During remission, remember not to stop taking your medications even if many of your symptoms clear off unless otherwise recommended by your doctor.
“No Cure” does not mean “No Happiness”
This is by far the most important modifiable aspect of an incurable disease. Learning to accept your condition and making appropriate changes to keep the symptoms under control can go a long way in not just making you healthier but also lifting your spirit. Indulge yourself in activities that make you feel better. Never let the pain of the disease rob you of your right to be happy. Consider joining a support group, participate in some sports or social activities, or simply meditate.
“You are free to do anything that your health permits and your mind accepts.”
With proper care and medications, the patients can have a near-normal life and live their life to the fullest as other ”healthy” individuals do. For certain incurable conditions, studies show that patients who practice a healthy lifestyle and adhere to the prescribed treatments have almost the same life expectancy as the healthy individuals and enjoy an improved quality of life.
If you or anyone in your family has any such conditions, Do Not Give Up because Life is Worth-fighting for.