• Cry Baby?

    Asked by seesun87 on Saturday, January 12, 2013

    Cry Baby?

    Does anyone else have days where they just feel like crying. It is a beautiful day here in Florida today, upper 70's, sunshine, birds singing and I woke up feeling very emotional. I have been trying so hard to stay positive, and overall feel like I've been doing a pretty good job of it. Could this be a side effect of chemo or am I just being a big cry baby today?

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    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Oh yes. Some times I just cry at nothing. It's a side of effect of chemo and pre treatment drugs, but also of the stress of having cancer, how it up-ends our lives and how we view ourselves.

      Be kind and love yourself, go with the flow. It it gets really bad speak to your oncologist about a consult to see someone who specializes in cancer patients. I find talking to my counselor really helped me deal with the day to day issues I was having. I also got a Pharma consult and am now taking low does of meds to help keep me stable.

      Yes being strong is good. But we need help we can not be strong all by ourselves we need support, being strong is asking for and getting that support.

      almost 4 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar

      It's probably not very many to admit, but yes.. I have my days. I've cried over silly things like pasta. I think it's normal :)

      almost 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      There is nothing wrong w/tears. You cannot stay positve and strong every second of every day. And that's ok. I've been surprised I haven't had more breakdowns. Sometimes I'll just tear up. Other times I have a full meltdown. I usualy feel better getting it out. Hugs from Ohio!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Mom2's Avatar

      I think you are being quite normal. We've ALL been there!
      Please, don't beat yourself up for your tears or feeling down. Be kind to yourself. If it gets really bad or you feel depressed every day, ask for help and support.
      Good luck to you! Sending Prayers and Blessings your way!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      Cry. Let it out. Its a great release. Hate on the sun, birds, wonderful weather. Be a little self indulgent. You deserve it. Just don't dwell in it. Watch Broadcast News. The Holly Hunter character is a great example of how to use crying as emotional release.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Cry when you feel like crying. there's nothing wrong with it. You'll feel better and then you'll be stronger when you need to be.

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Yes, during my last (3rd) diagnoses, I was a basket case for awhile. I was mad, sad, cried, got mad again, all around the block in emotions. Once we had a bad leak in the basement and water was running in the house like a flood. Normally, no big deal, I just deal with it and take care of it. During this time I felt like the world was coming to an end. I broke down over that deal and felt like I just couldn't handle it.

      It's an emotional time, but it's normal, and you will be fine.

      almost 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      Lots of days, but they seem to be getting farther apart. Cry, if you feel like it. Seek counseling if you think it will improve your quality of life. Cancer diagnosis and treatment are major things you're dealing with, emotionally and physically.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      No you're mot being a cry baby. I've found myself in the same situation before. A cancer diagnosis, treatment, our changed lives can get to be such an emotional rollercoaster. Crying is actually therapeutic for me. I feel like I release a lot of negative tension, sadness and even anger that's been built up inside me. You just have to remember to snap yourself out of it. Take a deep breath and buckle up again. Continue the fight and continue living. I'm sending you tons of hugs. Don't lose your smile. If you need to talk, we're all here for you. You are not alone.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Giraffe's Avatar

      If you recently came off HRT it could be due to hormones. I have experienced that. Could not even figure out what I wanted for dinner, it was so bad. Worth looking into.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Oh gosh! There has not been a day since my diagnosis that something doesn't make me cry. I have what I call good cries and bad cries, but I cry every day. Crying's good for the system.

      almost 4 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      No, you're not a cry baby. I cry a lot over even little things and I always feel better when I just let myself cry. We are fighting for our lives and it's scary! I also talk to a counselor at the clinic who works with cancer patients. Let yourself feel mad, glad, sad, or afraid. It's all natural what we're feeling. It goes away, and if it doesn't, find someone to talk too, Best of luck to you!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      Especially durring the first couple weeks I cried a lot there's a lot of emotion in these situations so it happens :) feel better

      almost 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Don't know if crying is a side effect of chemo....but you're not a big crybaby!!! Cancer is a big reason to cry.....its emotional......it is a reason to get depressed....talk to your cancer center about a social worker/psychologist who you can talk to....Hugs...

      almost 4 years ago
    • maralyn's Avatar

      someone told me once that crying "cleanses the soul",,, i haven't had chemo, but i can cry over just about anything,,, an increase in my depression meds and a counselor has helped greatly!!! i have experienced alot of different feelings and thoughts, some that i never ever had before,,, but it is what i do with those feelings that matters,,, so i try to just feel them, i try not to "overthink" things too much, i cry it out, then i really try and let it go!!! this is CANCER, it can be very scarey and overwhelming at times, my prayers to everyone as we keep putting one foot in front of the other, one day at a time!!!

      almost 4 years ago

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