• After your diagnosis did you ever stand looking at yourself in the mirror and think about the fact there's cancer in you?

    Asked by Bloodproblems on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    After your diagnosis did you ever stand looking at yourself in the mirror and think about the fact there's cancer in you?

    It's like an out of body experience. I look at myself and while I'm doing fine right now, just now getting started with all of this, I can't help but think that there's something inside me trying to eat its way out.

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • Coloman's Avatar
      Coloman

      I haven't dwelled on it, but I have done that very thing. I caught myself looking and telling myself that I will never be the same person again. It's kind of sad.

      about 1 month ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar
      alivenwell

      If it is any consolation, it is possible for others to have cancer and not detect it. I was diagnosed with no symptoms. I promised a stranger that I would get checked. I knew cancer was there after getting a test.

      about 1 month ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      I look in the mirror and see a huge hole in my nose and several other lesser facial scars and wonder what will come next year.

      You are so correct, Bloodproblems, something is trying to eat its way out.

      about 1 month ago
    • annetteOR's Avatar
      annetteOR

      Not standing before a mirror looking at my body as a whole, but similarly, as a blood cancer patient, I watch the test tubes fill up during blood draws and marvel that the cancer is in there. That too feels like an out of body experience. All the best to you.

      about 1 month ago

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