• Sometimes I am overcomed by this afraid and doubt will I ever get better?

    Asked by Salrosebud on Saturday, June 8, 2013

    Sometimes I am overcomed by this afraid and doubt will I ever get better?

    I know it takes time to get better a healthy weight and then I can be reconstructed back together again. God has given me a 2nd chance on life and I will press forward and be.

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    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Do you need encouragement or empowerment? I'm an Atheist, but I have enjoyed great feelings from really getting into exercise !. I started slowly--just walking--but then joined a gym and go 5-7x a week for an hour or so. I'm 60--but am losing weight like never before--down 24 lbs. so far and am 6 lbs from going below A MAJOR NUMBER that I haven't been below for about 15 YEARS! I've had b/c two times (so far), and maybe it will get me in the long run, but RIGHT NOW I FEEL FANTASTIC! Even though I have another 50 lbs to go, I am loving those endorphins I get from exercise. Endorphins help me so much with my mood as well. I never thought I'd like exercise, but it has done WONDERS for me in my recovery. Good luck. Why not give it a try? Keep me posted.

      over 3 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      This is so very normal. Your life has been turned upside down and sideways. You will get better step by step, don't push yourself for something superhuman. Remember its not just your body that needs to heal but your mind and soul. You have been fighting a battle with an enemy that is hard to define within your own body. The fear will get better though we all jump to the worst case when we have something wrong, we learn that it is over reacting. You will get better but give yourself the time to heal. Please take care - Tracy

      over 3 years ago
    • Ladykarla's Avatar

      I couldn't agree with Tracy more. I, too, had those feelings. There were days during chemo that I prayed to God "Help me through this minute, help me through this hour, " which became help me through this day, help me through this week. And here I am. The JOY principle has guided me through my treatment. Jesus, Others, Yourself. I am reading the book Trusting God When Times Are Tough by Ed Hinson. It has been a great help to me. I highly recommend it. You have the right attitude. You can do this and all of us are here to help you.

      over 3 years ago
    • jamieg's Avatar

      I know this feeling all too well, but we have to remember this in ALL part of our journey. I also have to agree that Tracy said it perfectly:):) Yes and our faith in GOD will help give you the strength and make you that much stronger of a person. It's normal to have down days but one also need to have many good days too::)) Try to find something you enjoy doing... Exercise, reading, crafts, photography, etc... This will help clear your mind and to concentrate on something positive:):)
      It will take a while for our body to be 'normal' as one would say, but its the inside that everyone LOVES:):)

      over 3 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar

      Don't feel alone in the way you feel. I think we have all felt that way at some time or another. I know I have. I recently went through doubts about my 1 year check up and whether or not my MRI was going to come out okay. Well it did and I am still cancer free, but still that fear was there. I go in for my final reconstruction operation on the 24th and I am quite excited and scared at the same time. Sure we can be put back together, but will it look normal? That's my question. I had a DIEP flap reconstruction (fat from the lower stomach put in for breasts), but it wasn't enough to make completely full breasts. I am flat chested which is something I didn't want. So the doctor is going to be putting implants in under the flaps and that is what I am worried about, will they come out lumpy? You will get better and healthy again it just takes time. A long time. Took me 9 months from my last operation to feel good again so allow yourself that time to heal and get healthy. Don't rush it. You had a battle kicking cancer in the butt and you deserve a rest. Take it and allow yourself to heal. Good luck to you.

      over 3 years ago
    • oceanblue24's Avatar

      I don't think we are ever the same but we can be a great kind of new normal. I'm 1 yr. out of chemo & just recently started talk therapy. I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop!! One of the things my therapist wants me to do is put aside 20 mins. a day to worry then forget about worrying for the rest of the day. That's going to be hard for someone like me but I'm sure going to try it! We can try to think of ourselves as better people for having gone through this. When I hear others gripe about little things I think to myself "wow just look what you've been through & be proud you did it"!! Hang in there there will be lots of good day!!! Many Blessings sent your way!!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      We've all had these feelings at one to or another, and most of us have had them on several occasions, I know I have.

      Faith is a powerful tool in the emotional and physical healing process.

      Hugs, prayers and healing vibes.

      over 3 years ago
    • itsjustme736's Avatar

      It take one day at a time but it will come, Hang In There! When I first started CHEMO it was days when I would have to just sit in the house for most of the morning until my emotions got there self together because I just didn't feel good . But when it pass I would get up and leave the house for a least and hour. It's very easy to start feeling sorry for your self just keep busy when you can and Keep Reaching For That Distance Star

      over 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I felt that same way. After my first surgery, I said to the nurse, I just want to feel well. I did get better very gradually. Last February my cancer came back and brought along a friend. I has two different kinds of tumors in the same spot. At check up after I got out of the hospital my Dr. said I would never feel better. That XXXXed me off. So right away I started doing something about it. I am 14 weeks out of the hospital and have not felt this good in 5 years. I just got back from a hike up the mountain. And I have gained back all the weight, I lost. I believe that faith and attitude have a lot to do with recovery.

      over 3 years ago

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