• We all have a right to be kind of ticked off because we have cancer.

    Asked by BugsBunny on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    We all have a right to be kind of ticked off because we have cancer.

    But would you say all of the chemo and radiation has caused you to be a mean person? Short temper, fly off the handle at everyone for not much of a reason? I used to not be this way but now it's like I can't control it.

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    • po18guy's Avatar

      Consider a free webinar: https://www.lls.org/events/understanding-the-emotional-effects-of-cancer
      Even though it is the leukemia and lymphoma foundation, the psychological effects are the same. A few details:

      Topics Covered

      1. The impact of a cancer diagnosis on your physical, psychological, spiritual and social health
      2. Benefits of psychosocial care for cancer patients and their loved ones
      3. Psychosocial resources for cancer patients


      Daniel C. McFarland, DO
      Medical Oncologist/Psychiatrist
      Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
      Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
      New York, NY

      about 1 year ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      So, what's wrong with a little anger, or sadness, or any other "negative" feelings?
      They are simply a normal part of the game of life. Of course if these feelings get out of hand,
      then something needs to be done.
      Most of us can handle these hopefully, SHORT lived spells without running to an expensive therapist. We can kvetch all we what right here.
      We have been thru enough @*$& and are pretty tough.

      Leuky, love your posts, they are quite succinct and I wish more folks had your attitude!

      about 1 year ago
    • cards7up's Avatar

      I've learned that since going through my cancer journey, I don't take or listen to any BS! sorry but that's the only way I can describe it. I will try my best to be tactful but there are just some people that push you over the edge. I'm not mean by any sense of the word, I enjoy helping people and being friendly to one and all. So thankfully, it's not like an every day occurrence!

      about 1 year ago

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