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Unread 04-29-2002, 06:12 AM
tomorrow ( Tueday ) I am off to see....

Girls, tomorrow ( Tuesday for me , here in Aus. ) I am seeing the psycotherapist for the first time. She specializes in coping skills post cancer and also bracytherapy stress. I cant wait . I am going to get rid of this cancer head once and for all
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Unread 04-29-2002, 06:15 AM
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I have been wondering if I should go do that also and I have my hysterectomy. Hmmmmm. I am still so scared about this hole thing. I am glad that you are getting to do this. Let us know how it goes
Unread 04-29-2002, 06:20 AM
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Darlene, of course I am going to let you all know how I go I will definately share whatever she tells me in a hope that someone else will be able to put it into practice.

As for you going..... usually when diagnosed with cancer there is a counsellor connected to the oncologist. Why not ask your Dr ? take care Darlene , it will all soon be over
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Unread 04-29-2002, 06:21 AM
Great attitude!


You've got the right attitude for sure! So much success in the treatment of an condition is due to attitude.

Keep us posted.

All the best to you in your treatment and recovery.
Unread 04-29-2002, 06:26 AM
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robynb, What is bracytherapy?
Unread 04-29-2002, 06:30 AM
tomorrow ( Tueday ) I am off to see....

Lollipop, sorry I thought most girls knew this term it is a term used for internal radiation.
Apparently this type of treatment can have an effect( mentally) on women who have it . I am experiencing flashbacks to this treatment.
If you want more info. please let me know hugs and love xxx
Unread 04-29-2002, 08:58 AM
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I'm glad that you are going to get all the help you can. I have been tossing around the idea of having a few counseling sessions with my psychologist pre and post surgery, to deal with the mental roller coaster I am on. She might help me get a clearer picture of myself.

How wonderful it is that this person you are seeing specializes to suit your needs!!

I'm looking forward to hearing about how things went.

Unread 04-29-2002, 09:08 AM
hi robyn

Thanks for your e-card! I am sitting here balling my eyes out today. My breast oncoloists that removed my lymph nodes in my armpit just called and I have to have a follow-up ultrasound and mammogram. This just set me off! When my surgery and brachytherepy just got put off a month because of my pneumonia, and the steroids are making me fat! Can I come with you to your therapist! HAHAHA Anough about me, I am so happy to here you are doing this. After this morning and how I am feeling, your post has motivated me to make a call to a therapist TODAY! Thank you Robyn. Oh yah, I am so sorry you are having flashbacks, I heard of this happening and it must be horrible. I hope the therapist helps you deal with these. Love ya!
Unread 04-29-2002, 09:38 AM
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s Robyn

I am so glad to see you are doing this!!!! It will be time well spent. If cancer head should ever interfere with my life too much, I would follow right in your footsteps. And I think you are providing an invaluable service by sharing this journey with us all. Kinda like knocking down barriers. Go girlfriend!!!!!!!

Unread 04-29-2002, 09:41 AM
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Good luck Robyn.

I am glad someone else asked about bracytherapy, because I did not know either. It sounds like this creates some type of post tramatic stress disorder. That is certainly understandable as you and others have certainly gone through alot.

I hope your visit is very helpful. And that you are feeling chipper soon.


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