• Is anyone else emotionally drained after all the holidays?

    Asked by cancervivor on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

    Is anyone else emotionally drained after all the holidays?

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • Harry's Avatar

      Not so much. I only spent a few days at my mother's so I was able to get over that.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Oh geez, yes! I was an emotional mess. I have no family so spent the holidays with friends and there was quite a bit of crying going on. Happy to be a survivor but also a touch of survivor's guilt. Also, remembering this time last year was waiting for results and hoping against hope that I didn't have cancer.

      over 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      Definitely. I always feel a big let-down at New Years. This year was particularly bad. Everyone else seemed so joyful and grateful but I couldn't muster up those feelings. Any looking back I did at events in 2012 was tainted by being immediately classified as "before" (diagnosis) or "after."

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Yes - I was particularly drained after the Jewish Holidays in September and October. Though it was not so bad between Thanksgiving and New Years I needed lots and lots of alone time to get emotional balance.

      over 4 years ago
    • grannys' Avatar

      I sometimes need a day off from my day's off, when I am doing a lot of cooking/smoking for a get together. We will have 20 to 30 people over, I stay up most of the night tending to the smoker, then all day long visiting with people. Then I'm beat by the time for bed, and not worth anything the next day.

      over 4 years ago
    • LPO's Avatar

      Wiped out plus am fighting a bad cold. Just wish I had been told that my " relatives" were coming to the Christmas function sick. At least I could have made an educated decision whether to go or not. Oh we'll...

      over 4 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      Yes, I felt drained. A lot of explaining about the cancer, which has changed in my case. New lesions were found and biopsy revealed I probably have sarcoma, a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. They still don't know my primary site. So, trying to explain it when I don't quite understand it myself, and we are still waiting to see what the treatment will be, was tiring. It was great seeing everyone, but I was grateful when I got to go home and rest. I hope you have recovered! Keep up the fight!

      over 4 years ago
    • carolchristao's Avatar

      I am so drained. On Christmas my husband brothers came to stay with us. On New Year's Eve we were alone and it was very awkward. He wanted to go out, to spend the night in a hotel watching the city's fireworks and I didn't want to go out. We stayed at home, not talking to each other, watching TV.

      over 4 years ago

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