• how did you get past the oh my goodness stage and get to I am going to defeat this stage

    Asked by polgara on Friday, July 27, 2012

    how did you get past the oh my goodness stage and get to I am going to defeat this stage

    have agressive breast cancer, waiting to get mamm, mri and petscan done. I am at least stage2

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      That depends on the mental make up of the person involved I believe. Some people are so devastated, that they never do get there. Others accept the new information that they have cancer, and realize that it just simply has to be dealt with. I prefer to deal with it as its a "matter of fact issue that has to be fixed". And just treat it like a chore that has to be done. I ask the dr's what has to be done, when, other details, and set my mind on the first thing that has to be done, get past it, then work on the next. I kind of treat it like its my job, I have to do it, and it's going to get done. The sooner I get it all done, the quicker I am on the way to recovery. That's all I let my mind dwell on, I keep my mind off the "what ifs" and negative subjects. This is just me, and it works for me, and has during all 3 of my diagnoses.

      Best of luck to you, I hope your "chores" are easy and quick!

      over 8 years ago
    • Alyce's Avatar

      I was Grade 1 Stage IIA, triple positive. NO history of any cancer in my family. I began research, once I found out what I had....also began working with a nutritionist on diet. Mine was feeding off of my hormones. Hormones are added into to meat, eggs, etc. So re-evalutated. Buying meat that is hormone/steroid free. Dropped all processed foods (boxed food, mac n cheese, etc) and all sugar from my diet. Also feeding off of my own fat cells. No cookies, pies, cakes, etc. Getting my weight back to where it should be as well. I have one more round of chemo....my tumor was about 1 3/4", 2nd chemo, size of a pea....now they can not physically detect it. Went from a mastectomy to a lumpectomy. Still want the surgery to confirm it is physically gone. Do research on your litmus as well...

      over 8 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I completely agree with drummerboy. Being diagnosed with cancer in itself is overwhelming without adding all the "What it's" and negative thoughts. For me personally, it was emotionally harder when the doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. Once I was diagnosed I was able to focus on what needed to be done and on preparing myself for treatment.

      over 8 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I put my trust in God and asked others to pray for me.

      over 8 years ago

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