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    HearMeRoar asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I am having a horrible time with my anxiety

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      Lynne-I-Am

      HearMeRoar, what a powerful screen name. When I was diagnosed I was riddled with anxiety. My go realized I was an emotional mess and prescribed a mild , stress mild, antidepressant. I was reluctant but gave it a try. My anxiety lessened considerably and contrary to being mentally foggy, I became strengthened and focused. So, consider this. Also, open up to your husband about your fears and concerns. You are partners through the good times and the bad. Shouldering this feeling of anxiety by yourself is doing both of you a disservice. Getting out and exercising helps . Mediation tapes are useful. Look forward , and take things one day at a time .
      Wishing you better days ahead.

      4 months ago
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      Bengal

      Unfortunately anxiety and depression are big parts of the game. Great advice in all these comments. I try to avoid adding ever more pharmaceuticals but did agree to Xanax to help with anxiety. I sometimes take one at bedtime to allow me to get some sleep but am determined not to become dependent on it. I attend a cancer support group at our hospital, see a mental health counselor regularly and am so grateful to the person who introduced me to What'sNext. Just having people to talk to, rant at or listen to what others are dealing with which sometimes makes my issues pale by comparison; it all helps. Sometimes you just have to let the anxiety play out. Just last night I spontaneously started to cry and realized I was shouting, "I don't want to do this anymore!". But we pick ourselves up and do what we need to do to keep moving forward. Best of luck to you; and please believe alot of folks have got your back.

      4 months ago
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      peachpoppy

      I haven't been on this site in years and for some reason have been feeling compelled to check in. And so thankful that you are all still here! Anyway, maybe I needed to see this post and tell you that you've got this. I think we were diagnosed at the same time with bc. in 2013? and I remember the strength you had and what a positive influence you were on scared little me. So I just wanted to tell you that everything will be ok. You are Hear Me Roar after all.

      3 months ago
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    Thanks for your positivity and prayers! I had stage 2a breast cancer 6 years ago. I’ve had mastectomies, chemo, radiation, Lipton then ovary removal and tamoxifen which likely caused this. I started spotting while on vacation at the end of July and had an endometrial biopsy on July 31. Got the call yesterday that it’s a grade one cancer. I have two awesome boys nearly 15 and 17 and I’m looking for a minor road bump not a major pot hole!

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      With grade 1, you may get by with just surgery...mine was done with the Divinchy method..5 small incisions. I went home the same day. You are very lucky they caught it early. It sounds like you have a great support group at home. You are truly Blessed. I will keep you in my prayers and I know He listens.

      4 months ago
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    HearMeRoar asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I need positive stories of BC survivors diagnosed with endometrial cancer several years later!

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      Amor

      Hello HearMeRoar ~

      I like your chosen name here :-) It reflects strength that we all have, though sometimes need to look a bit deeper to find within ourselves. I survived breast cancer in 2013 and then ovarian cancer in 2016. Both tough experiences, especially when, in between, I had to deal with a staph infection that nearly did me in. But, I made it through, because I didn't give myself the option to NOT fight!

      I'm an author and wrote a very special book with the stories and advice/practical tips from 19 other cancer survivors to help those struggling with cancer cope with their health crises. 7 of those survivors had multiple cancers (5 of them, metastatic) and 3 had recurring cancers (pancreatic, colon and ovarian). All 19 survivors went through tough struggles and all 19 are still thriving!

      You went through breast cancer already, which is an accomplishment in itself. Your going through a second cancer with anxiety and fear is natural. However, allowing fear to take control of your life should NOT be an option.

      One of the featured survivors in my book is a stage IV pancreatic cancer survivor. She said this emphatically: "My cancer is my cancer and side effects are side effects. I have high-energy days and I have low-energy days. For the former, I enjoy what I can. I have Girls Night Out with girlfriends I've known since we were kids. We laugh often and we laugh hard. I'm just trying to stay alive. I have wasted so much time on the petty nonsense that consumes far too many of us; time we won't get back. Today that stops. No more. I am more awake and aware now more than ever, and I hope you wake up too and begin living life fully while you can."

      You are in my thoughts and prayers for your strength and healing! I believe that HearMeRoar is an appropriate name for you. You have the fight within you; you really do! So, bring it out ROAR again!

      with much peace, gratitude & love,
      Amor

      4 months ago
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      carm

      @HearMeRoar,
      I believe you misunderstood what I was trying to say... The stage is not important...in fact no one really puts weight into staging. The point I was trying to make is that it can happen when you have 2 different primary's but no matter what type, if you beat one you can beat the other. So I'm not trying to be a "Debbie Downer. " Many know me here and know how I am. I meant it as words of encouragement. I you took it any other way other than intended, then I apologize for the misinterpretation of my intent.

      4 months ago
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      Carool

      HearMeRoar, I’m sorry you’re going through another cancer. I have no stories about what you requested. I just wanted to send you hugs and best wishes. I hope you’ve decided to stay on this site. Please keep us posted as to how you’re doing.

      4 months ago
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    HearMeRoar asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Bad cough at night

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      SueRae1

      I agree that if it doesn't get better call and see the Dr again. As a repeat bronchitis suffer I know that it takes awhile for the meds to kick in. I'm surprised that you didn't get antibiotics I usual get a Z-pack, some times I need to courses of treatment. Generally speaking if it is caused by a post nasal drip, it's bacterial not viral.

      over 2 years ago
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      petieagnor

      Luckily, I've not had anything since June, '16 when diagnosed. Then I had pneumonia. I really watch/pamper myself. I push myself to get better knowing that in a heart beat I can be real sick. I also have a cough, but nothing what you describe. My cough is probably from allergies & the air quality in the Ohio Valley.

      You might ask for a culture to see if it is bacterial or viral. Always, ask questions. It never hurts.

      over 2 years ago
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      dreed

      I'm 4 yr post treatment, but in the 1st yr a dry cough progressed to mainly early morning w being so hard, I'd gag to the point of vomiting. X-rays con't to show nothing.
      Dr. heard wheezing later & was dx with reactive airway disorder(asthma). Inhaler helped a little, but it wasn't until I switched to letrozele that I noticed cough stopped within days. I had been on a different hormone blocker(don't remember what), but switched bc of other side effects. Don't know if related to cough, but no cough since.

      over 2 years ago