• Have you had other problems pop up not related to cancer, that make you think "come on, leave me alone"!!??

    Asked by nonnie917 on Monday, March 11, 2013

    Have you had other problems pop up not related to cancer, that make you think "come on, leave me alone"!!??

    I have OCD and it got worse after all the cancer surgeries. Each time I have a surgery I obsess over the fact something else is going to pop up regarding the cancer. I also find that I sleep a LOT.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33

      I have a hernia due to my surgery (hysterectomy). Doc says I can't get it fixed when I'm in treatment. So I'm keeping an eye on it. I also had an ingrown toenail that got worse as I went through treatment. At one point it even got infected so I had to be put on antibiotics.

      over 4 years ago
    • maribee's Avatar
      maribee

      I had PTSD before my diagnosis, due to abuse and a traumatic assault. I had it all under control...was working, mother of two, happy marriage...then I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and had chemo, radiation, brachytherapy...the treatments themselves were terrible for me..being a survivor of trauma. I am now in "scan land"...getting scans every 4months for the next countless years and my PTSD is terrible. I cant sleep without pills and I am afraid of everything..especially cancer. I havent been able to return to work. I feel like Ive lost it all....my career, my fertility....my strength. I now have to take baby steps to regain the ground Ive lost.

      over 4 years ago

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