The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

Posted on April 03, 2019

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!"
- Member of MyLeukemiaTeam

When first faced with a leukemia diagnosis, a common fear is a lack of control over our health. How could our bodies betray us? How do we grab the reins back and fix the situation? Living with a chronic disease forces us to recognize what we can and cannot control.

Members on MyLeukemiaTeam have various strategies for letting go of control and fear, including:

  • Using guided imagery to visualize letting go
  • Opening up and trusting others
  • Organizing or cleaning the house
  • Reaching out for support from other members on MyLeukemiaTeam

Here are recent conversations from MyLeukemiaTeam members:

"I am not dying of leukemia. I am living with it."

"My husband and I are going to do a sing a long with seniors with dementia. We have been doing it for about 9 years. I always feel so blessed after doing these sing a longs."

"Last night I had a low-grade fever, but my sweet husband helped it lower by putting cold rags on me. I am so thankful for him."

Have you had moments of letting go just when you needed it most? What helps you let go of things out of your control? Share in the comments below or directly on

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Amen to your strength

posted about 2 months ago

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