It can be difficult to make a decision about something very important. You may feel overwhelmed by all the information you have been given. Or you may feel under pressure to do what you think your relatives and friends want.
It may help to think about how you approached big decisions in the past. Are you guided by your first impressions and instincts? Or do you usually need to think things through for a long time? Do you make a decision alone or after discussing it with other people?
When you have put together all the information you have, you may find it helpful to put it aside and try not to think about it for a few days. If you can, do something different to distract you from making the decision. Taking a short break may help you look at all the information with a fresh approach. You may find it helps to talk through your options with your family or friends. If you need to decide fairly quickly, it may help to get a good night’s sleep and then make the decision the next day.
It is your decision
It is important to do what is right for you and not what you think other people want you to do. It is easy to be influenced by the opinions of others, especially when they are very close to you. But you are the one who will be having the treatment, and you need to be sure that you have made the right decision for you at the time.
If your relatives or friends think you are making the wrong decision, explain your reasons to them. They may be happy to accept your decision once they know your reasons, but they may also have important points that you have not considered.