What do you do when you realize you are coming down with a serious sickness? Is there anything one can do to lessen the effects?
Yes. Stop focusing your energy on the what's and why's. The more you think about it, the more energy you will be giving to it and the more it'll affect you.
I know it'll be easier to say than do..but try to divert your attention from the sickness and focus on something else. If you have read The Secret, you'll know that there is a term called 'Secret Shifters'. It means shifting your focus from the negative aspects and putting all your energy in focusing on the positive side. This can include listening music, watching films, reading a book or anything that gives you joy.
So the less you focus on the sickness, the less adverse effects it'll have on you.
Happy healing to you!
Take care :)