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Feeling ****

29 Dec 2017 03:08

Hey all i know its late i just feel like i have been left in limbo since being diagnosed and having had my surgery and now waiting on scans and tests as found more lumps and my mood is so low i just dont know what i can do anymore i have tried putting face on it but now i am so used to smiling all day then once home like a dark cloud just comes down anyone else feel the same 

Re: Feeling ****

29 Dec 2017 15:58 in response to Cjay2311

Hi Cjay,

That period between scans/tests and results is something I find horrendous. Every ache, pain, lumo or bump is imagined to be a sign of deterioration. I wish I could offer some sage advice, but all I can suggest is to try to keep yourself busy and distracted - not easy in the limbo between Christmas and New Year I know!

Good luck with your results!

Dave

Re: Feeling ****

30 Dec 2017 17:32 in response to Cjay2311

My hubby finished treatment three months ago and he has no idea what stage he is at.  This has been the worst time as you live in limbo not knowing what is coming.   We don't see the Oncologist until the end of January and  no scan has been booked.   It seems we are all in a bad place during this period.   Like you every ache and pain becomes an obsession,  is it worse or is it the treatment! !  Stay str, some days are good others horrible.   Good luck.

Re: Feeling ****

31 Dec 2017 20:16 in response to Cjay2311

I find something I really like to do, and do that. Like shopping, or go to the movies, or do artwork. I also am in wait. I have a scan in January to see how bad my cancer has gotten, and if it more tumors show up, I have to change chemo and really there is nothing else fda approved for my cancer. And I have to pick which treatments I want when I don’t want either of of them. 

I also see a counselor and a physiatrist because of situations such as this. They prescribe anti-anxiety meds among others. It really has helped me. My mood is much better than it used to be and I can handle difficult situations better.

Keep your chin up, keep distracted, and find what works best for you.

Sarah

Re: Feeling ****

3 Jan 2018 01:17 in response to davek

Thanks Dave your rite it certainly does feel like that i decided to take your advice and am keeping myself busy got through Christmas and new year and still got my fake smile on x thanks for advice hope you keep well here if you need a chat 

Re: Feeling ****

3 Jan 2018 01:19 in response to Seapalmers

Hey thanks for advice and so sorry to hear of your continual struggle you are a credit to us all and have gone through so much i have decided to go see my go and tell them how am feeling and seek help kept myself busy over Christmas and new year and keeping my fake smile for everyone hopefully you find a better treatment and here if you ever just want a chat or a rant take care and thanks