Hi I’m new to this group. I’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer I found out on the 1st October, my operation is in three weeks. I thought I was handling it well. Staying positive finding everything out about colon cancer, yes I had the odd bad day but I was managing. I went for my pre admission check up on Thursday and I haven’t been right since. Im depressed, crying I can’t get my head back in the space it was. I’m talking to myself but I’m finding it difficult to get my head good.I just don’t understand why I feel like this. I just feel so alone in my head if that makes sense. I just can’t get motivated everting is an effort. I am having a meltdown. I’m just thinking that the pre admission check has made it real to me if that makes sense. Maybe I’m overthinking things.
I do see that you have already join d and posted in our dedicated Bowel (colon and rectum) cancer support group (I have a completely different type of cancer)…..
This is a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.
The New to Community is like our Rey desk so you would get better support in the group.
The Macmillan Support Line is open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear.
Talking to people face to face can be very helpful so do check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area, do also check for a local Maggie's Centre as these folks are amazing and give support to all the family.
Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community.