Emotional issues

Cancer can be emotionally draining, but sharing your feelings can help you and others in your situation. Talk about it here.

Rollercoaster

Purplerach
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Feel like I’m ok a rollercoaster at the moment, I’m ok then I’m so not.  But trying to be positive too.

latchbrook
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Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community

The emotional affect of having a cancer diagnosis is often described as like being on an emotional roller coaster. I know that when I was diagnosed one minute I'd be sure that everything would be okay and then the next minute I'd be worried that everything would not.

I found that talking to others who had the same diagnosis was really helpful. I've looked at your profile but you haven't written anything there yet but I see that you've joined the breast cancer for under-50s group. I'm sure if you post there you'll get support from others who are dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Clicking on the link I've created will take you there and you can then introduce yourself or post a question after selecting 'start a discussion' and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.

When you have a minute it would be really useful if could pop something about your journey so far into your profile as it helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

Sending a supportive (((hug)))

 "Never regret a day in your life, good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience"

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Cazza169
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Hi

Sorry you are feeling this way but it is understandable. This is exactly how I have been feeling lately. What keeps me going is knowing the bad times will pass and be followed by ok times again, although I know the bad times will return. 

I have found being able to express myself on this forum really helpful and I was advised to contact my local Maggie's centre for support. It was a big step to take but was one of the best things I have done. I am waiting for some psychological support but in the meantime there is always someone there to talk to if I need it which helps.

Cazza