Therapy

Started by anonymous, June 18, 2015
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anonymous

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June 18, 2015
I was diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS in February. I had a lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatments. I took a month off of work to heal and focus on radiation. I never really felt like I had much support at home except someone to go through the motions. My best friend was diagnosed a month prior and had invasive lobular estrogen positive breast cancer. I cant help but compare our diagnosis and symptoms. Friends also compared and of course gave her much more support due to her many weeks of chemo, a bi-lateral mastectomy and now radiation. She actually gave me the best support by saying cancer is cancer no matter the size, stage or treatment. But I am still having troubles comprehending and processing it all. I would like to start therapy. It was such a whirl-wind I think I am numb.
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Wendy

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June 18, 2015
I was diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS in February. I had a lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatments. I took a month off of work to heal and focus on radiation. I never really felt like I had much support at home except someone to go through the motions. My best friend was diagnosed a month prior and had invasive lobular estrogen positive breast cancer. I cant help but compare our diagnosis and symptoms. Friends also compared and of course gave her much more support due to her many weeks of chemo, a bi-lateral mastectomy and now radiation. She actually gave me the best support by saying cancer is cancer no matter the size, stage or treatment. But I am still having troubles comprehending and processing it all. I would like to start therapy. It was such a whirl-wind I think I am numb.
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Bevy

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June 18, 2015
I understand what you are going thru. I went cancer free for 10 yrs. and then I was diagnosed with a new primary. It sounds like you're a young woman. I don't have a support system. I don't even have many friends at this point in my life. My husband died 24 yrs. ago and I have gone through every treatment by myself except for surgical procedures. Therapy saved my life. I had someone to guide and listen to me. Fortunately she has counseled many cancer patients and has worked on a Breast Cancer Hotline. I still see her and am on medication.of course you feel numb. It's completely natural. There's a fantastic site that I think would be great for you. Many discussions and threads and a ton of great information and links. It's Inspire.com. Please look into it
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Wendy

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June 19, 2015
Thank you. Yes I am 45. I will check out inspire.com.
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