• Is break thru crying part of the equation?

    Asked by Salical on Thursday, October 20, 2011

    Is break thru crying part of the equation?

    I can be talking and the tears just start to flow/

    11 Answers from the Community

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    • abrub's Avatar
      abrub (Best Answer!)

      Yes! You are extremely fragile, and your body has betrayed you by getting this cancer. It takes a lot to deal with this both emotionally and physically. Please make sure your drs know everything that is going on. There is no shame in needing support, via a counselor and/or medications. And there is no shame in crying - our lives have been thrust out of control.

      Sending knowing hugs,

      over 9 years ago
    • Salical's Avatar

      Thanks for the reply. You hit the nail on the head with the description of how I feel. Since i havent seen any "doc" yet, I felt so unknowing if it was "normal", that is why I searched on line for a support system. Thank again for the help

      over 9 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      i used to never cry and now i am making up for lost time

      over 9 years ago
    • Indyeastside's Avatar

      Yeah it comes with the package. But so does emphathy for others, great joy when you can help someone else and just being a better human being by understanding how fragile our lifes are and that we have a limited time to soak it all in.

      So with the curse comes some blessing as well. Found that once you open the water taps, the tears come a lot easier, but so does the good stuff, because I appreciate the good stuff so much more.

      Hang in there, keep the kleenex close, there are plenty of shoulders to lean on.

      over 9 years ago
    • mysecondchance's Avatar

      I am a crier but during treatment I tried to keep tears to myself in order to spare my 87-year old mom and my son. The situation was difficult enough for them. My mom ended up in the ER with anxiety twice when she knew I was having a hard time.

      Sometimes when a friend would stop by, they would get the tears. I could only hold it in so long. I am actually surprised that I didn't cry a lot. I guess I didn't want cancer to control my emotions.

      over 9 years ago
    • traci11's Avatar

      I know. if I spend too much time alone and get to thinking I just start crying. Like yesterday I was thinking about doing an event in my city to bring up breast cancer awareness in my community and I just started crying. Then I was about to take a shower and I just started crying. I am really looking into joining a suppport group and getting some individual counseling.

      over 9 years ago
    • bilkyj's Avatar

      Crying or any other emotional outlet is part of healing. Crying helps wash away and cleanse you and helps you keep fighting. I think those of us that give ourselves permission to cry possibliy carry a lesser burden then those that can't. It is hard to face cancer without any emotional outlets and it is okay to let your gaurd down once in a while.

      over 9 years ago
    • Merianne41's Avatar

      If it is like me, I was always having problems when I was tired and depressed. I just looked at what chemo or treatment was right in front of me rather than looking at how long it was going to take. Just a day at a time. We all cry and actually you cope better if you do. Take care of yourself and don't stress yourself, and if it gets worse, just talk to your oncologist about it. Mine gave me some medication for each treatment that I took before it. It kept me calm during the treatment and helped me rest. it was not easy, I had three kids and was a single mother. When you feel good, do something fun, even if it is just a pedicure or a bubble bath. This is one time to pamper yourself and if you cry, give yourself permission to. You have a life threatening disease. If you have difficulty, like not wanting to burden someone with your feelings, work with a counselor. I am going to one every two weeks. It helps me express what I'm feeling.

      over 9 years ago
    • pinkwarrior's Avatar

      I think it is. i find myself cryiny alot and i'm a one year breast cancer survivor..we have to keep strong and move forward. god bless

      over 9 years ago
    • Karen4's Avatar

      OF COURSE!! We go through this stuff trying to be strong for ourselves and for our famiiies, but the stress of being a cancer patient and the way all the chemicals mess up our bodies, of course there are times when our emotions just bubble to the surface. You have CANCER! There is good reason to cry sometimes! (I'm like a roller coaster ride of emotions and I'm getting counseling through LIVESTRONG to help.)

      over 9 years ago
    • TinaCaviezel's Avatar

      Yes Crying helps you get thru!! Get those tears out, so God can Catch them & give you Beauty for Ashes!!!

      over 8 years ago

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