Just Diagnosed

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I received my diagnosis 4 days ago and Im lost. I dont know how I feel, or even if i feel anything. 

Im currently waiting for a PET scan and appointment with the specialist and feel like i am currently in limbo, i dont know what to do, life suddenly seems to have paused and I dont know how to move forward, how to react, how to be me.

I have a wonderful family and friends around me who comment on how strong I am being, but what other choice do I have, there is no other option but to get on with it.

I feel like im just rambling and my thoughts are all over the place, I dont event know what I want from this, maybe just to be able to vent.

  • Hi and welcome to the group

    A cancer diagnosis is a huge shock, and can take time to process. Your diagnosis is very recent and you are in that very difficult stage of waiting for all the tests to be completed, which seems endless when you don’t have all the information needed. I think we all understand very well how tough that is.

    Your thoughts will absolutely be all over the place, but I promise you that things will settle down once all the results are available, you know what stage the cancer is and what your treatment plan will be going forward. You then have something to focus on.

    Are you able to share a little more about what brought you here, how you were diagnosed etc? You may want to add some details to you profile to help the other ladies in the group when answering questions etc. 

    We have ladies at different stages of the process in the group, with different stages of this cancer, and a lot of shared experience of treatment which I hope you’ll find helpful.

    Absolutely use the group to vent and share your feelings and fears, and ask any questions-nothing is too much information here, and you are among others who understand.

    I hope you don’t have much longer to wait for your petscan, which I’m presuming is the last piece in the jigsaw for a final diagnosis, but feel free to join in with any of the posts and ask as many questions as you need to. Many of us have been exactly where you are now, and have come out the other side. Having supportive family and friends is a huge help, but sometimes you need to speak to others who have been through this and understand.

    Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

    Sarah xx

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  • Hi Goose68 

    I'm sorry you find yourself here, but you'll also find a sense of companionship and understanding as we have all "been there and done it" Everything Sarah has said is spot on!

    R️ight now is absolutely the worst time for you as the realization sinks in , then the (what seems like) eternal waiting for scans etc. But once you have a treatment plan things will definitely get better. You will have more Information and a better understanding of what is going on and the best one...an end date for treatment! It's a bit daunting when you don't know what to expect so ask as many questions as you need to, or as Sarah says just come in and vent. 

    Angela xx