• One Word Emotions by TicklingCancer

    Asked by ticklingcancer on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    One Word Emotions by TicklingCancer

    I have seen quite a few WhatNexters post about various emotions they're currently going through and I am convinced that no one else on this planet experiences the emotions of a cancer patient. And the thing is, these are all completely, normal even acceptable reactions to what we're going through. So I though, let's put together a list of emotions that we experience. I'll start us off with a few and lets see how creative we can get.

    Shock
    Sadness
    Anxious

    20 Answers from the Community

    20 answers
    • JeanB's Avatar
      JeanB

      Denial

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Incredulity
      Anger
      Obsession (yes, I went into research overdrive...)

      over 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      Fear
      Hate (for the cancer)
      Love (for my support and treatments teams)

      over 4 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar
      GypsyJule

      Resentment

      over 4 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar
      GypsyJule

      Hope

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I'm hungry, oh wait, wrong question.

      For now, I'm excited! Give me a couple days and that will change though.

      over 4 years ago
    • Joachima's Avatar
      Joachima

      numb
      sadness (at first)
      hopeful
      determined
      tenacious (won't give up)

      over 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      numb
      scared
      anger
      positive
      determined

      over 4 years ago
    • debshephard's Avatar
      debshephard

      Lost
      Fearful
      Shell-shocked
      Grief-stricken
      then numb

      over 4 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      Fear
      Faith
      Shame

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      cranky
      impatient
      resentful
      blessed
      happy
      scared
      loved
      hated
      mean
      generous
      overwhelmed

      over 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      shocked
      denied
      ANGRY
      determined
      dug-in heels
      resilient
      positive
      ELATED (to still be here!) (It's VERY hard for me to only try to use ONE WORD, c'mon TC!)

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      I forgot to add
      Defeated
      Victorious
      Brave

      over 4 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar
      Cindy

      Grateful to God and those who supported me
      Loved by more people than I knew
      Angry, discriminated against and resentful at those who I worked with that didn't give me a promotion when I was going through chemo or who talked me out of filing an EEO complaint
      Guilty for being angry and resentful when there are others who aren't as fortunate

      over 4 years ago
    • ddkk3's Avatar
      ddkk3

      frustrated (that it was so difficult to get a diagnosis)
      scared
      hopeful
      thankful

      over 4 years ago
    • MarianneT's Avatar
      MarianneT

      Invictus!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • ChathamGal's Avatar
      ChathamGal

      Heartbroken
      Determined to find the Gift in this situation

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Lots of guilt. Guilt because I can no longer take care of my children and now they need to take care of me. Guilt because the cancer came back. Survivor guilt because many who got cancer at the same time did not survive.
      Relief because cancer finally caught me and now I don't need to fear it anymore.
      BuckeyeShelby your obsession with research has benefited me and I believe it has helped many here.

      over 4 years ago
    • kathym2013's Avatar
      kathym2013

      Not the patient but spouse...
      fed up
      frustrated
      FEARFUL
      forgetful
      F***d

      over 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      Disbelief
      Anger
      Fear

      over 4 years ago

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