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Unread 12-14-2001, 07:39 PM
Feeling Blue-Gotta Vent

Okay ladies - I could surely use some prayers right now... I think I am running out of steam. I've been going non-stop since five weeks after my surgery, when physically I still wasn't ready to be going - but job, young children, demands with family and hubby's career....Calgon, take me away!!! Now, when I should be most grateful for Christmas and my health, I am such a scrooge. I am totally overwhelmed, feeling like I am becoming depressed - cannot even think about Christmas shopping. I had a wee meltdown today and my dear mom is going to run around and do my Santa shopping for my little girl. I have my first major follow-up with my doc on Tuesday - hope he's ready for all the questions I have. I am just realizing how anxious I am about this five-year follow-up plan - all the what-if's.... But I guess that's just part of this journey. Whew, I needed to vent - thanks for listening.... And please keep me in your prayers as I have my dr. visit and seek balance during this rushed, frenetic time....
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Unread 12-15-2001, 03:32 AM
Feeling Blue-Gotta Vent

You deserve a big It is so normal to feel like this. Its like : stop the world I want to get off , but you do need to take time out for YOURSELF . This is not at all selfish , you need time to digest all that has happened to you.

The 'what ifs ' are unfortunately part of the cancer parcel. It is hard and I dont know if it ever gets any easier. I sure hope so. Try to take one day at a time and remember we are here for you. Prayers being said *prayer* much love always x x
Unread 12-15-2001, 08:54 AM
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I understand overwhelmed! I think it comes with the surgery and diagnosis. I am 13 mos post and I still get easily overwhelmed. I used to juggle 5 things at once and now one is too much sometimes. Add a holiday or 2 and phew!

I am on the 3 year plan. {sounds like car payments, doesn`t it?} I go to the OB/GYN every 3 months for 3 years for vaginal vault paps. I am at my primary every 6 weeks because with no hormones allowed I have a host of other symptoms and problems that have arisen. This does not include all the other specialists I get sent to, blood work and other xrays, tests, physical therapy.

Geesh...I expected to grow old gracefully, not overnight! I sound like my grandma`s friends that used to sit over coffee and cake and discuss the lastest medical issues that plagued them. But it is not as bad as it sounds. I have a great excuse for not cleaning and getting all the errands run...sorry honey, I have a Dr. appointment. {SHHHHHH....don`t tell him!}

I had alot of anxiety at first, but it does get easier. Just another thing to do on my day off. Sometimes I treat myself with lunch out afterwards. Hubby is getting so he is happy about all the Dr. appts because I always remember to shave my gams before I go.

Hang in there...it does get better!

{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs and prayers}}}}}}}}}

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Unread 12-15-2001, 05:29 PM
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Hi and {{Hugs}}

Boy, do we understand this feeling all too well unfortunately. Everything can be so overwhelming with the diagnosis, surgery, recovery then on to the follow up visits.

I'm sure I'm not alone in this but leading up to every follow up checkup I tend to get in a kind of "funk", generally feeling a bit lower and more emotional. I think that's a very normal thing amongst cancer patients.

The ongoing Dr's visits, any problems that arise from the surgery, treatments, hormones or lack thereof, all of it can become very frustrating after a while.

Hang in there gal, we're all saying a prayer that your visit will prove to be great news which would be the best Christmas present ever!!!!


Unread 12-17-2001, 05:37 AM
Feeling Blue-Gotta Vent

I'm glad that your mom is there to help you through this time. You have been through a lot emotionally and physically and what you are feeling is perfectly normal. You are drained. Try to take a little time for yourself. How about lunch with a friend. Maybe a nice drive with the family to see Xmas decorations to get you in the spirit. Don't feel bad for not having the spirit, you are not alone. I have read a lot of posts where women are saying the same thing. There are a lot of things going on in the world now that is also making it difficult for many people to feel the spirit of the holidays. Please know that we are always here for you, so vent away!!

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