• This has been going on almost 7 weeks, does it make everyone feel worthless and like your losing your mind?

    Asked by Suzanne3712 on Saturday, April 21, 2012

    This has been going on almost 7 weeks, does it make everyone feel worthless and like your losing your mind?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • RuthAnne's Avatar

      Hi Suzanne,

      I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis and that you're having difficulty finding support. I was diagnosed in October of 2010 and for me, it took a good year to feel like I was back on my feet emotionally. My support, other than family & friends has been online communities - mostly this one, but also most recently WTF (Where's the Funding?) for Lung Cancer (www.wtflungcancer dot com). Also, Being Cancer, Lung Cancer Alliance, and GRACE (all of which you can google). There are a lot of us out there who are going through or have gone through the same things and who are more than willing to offer advice and support.

      This is the toughest thing I've ever had to do, but it can be done.

      We're here to help as much as we can.

      Warmest thoughts & prayers,


      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      It is tough, no doubt, but just know that you are not the first one to go through this, you wont be the last. It hits all of us hard, some worse than others. The mind is a powerful thing. You can let it make you think the worst, or look positive. some people say positive thinking is a bunch of XXX and doesn't help cure your cancer. Well, all I know is, you can think the world is coming to an end, and wallow in your sorrow's, gloom and doom thinking, etc. but what does that help? Is it going to make anything better? I choose the positive mental attitude approach. It certainly won't make you any worse. "what the mind of man can conceive, and BELIEVE, it can achieve." Another thing I have found going through cancer 3 times, just when you think you have it so bad, go to the chemo clinic and set for a while, you will see your not so bad. I hope you get some support from friends and family, that helped me the last time bunches. I wish you nothing but quick, easy, treatments, and speedy recovery!!

      over 4 years ago
    • steve70x7's Avatar

      Suzanne your mind, as you are finding out, is not your best friend. Sometimes I wish I could do what they do on facebook and "de-friend" my mind. ;(

      Staying busy and helping others is how I cope. The harder I focus on others, the less my mind is able to trouble me. My faith, as a Christian, is vital to me.

      Writing about this journey also helps me and it gives people I know a place to stay informed so I don't have to keep repeating the good and the bad news all of the time. Writing also helps me sort out my thoughts. It has helped me focus on Living rather than dieing. You can get a free blog in a lot of places, but I like Wordpress.

      My blog is at www.faithfulinthemeantime.wordpress.com

      My wife Judy and I are praying for you!

      over 4 years ago

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