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    HearMeRoar asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I am having a horrible time with my anxiety

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      Lorie

      I'm there with you girlfriend you should talk to your doctors about the pain tho.
      Mine is just in my head and I do have meds that help but I'm now trying the CBD oil to hopefully get off of them. If not I will go the medical Mary Jane route even though I did not like the effects of it when I was much younger hopefully it's different now

      4 days ago
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      HotRodTodd

      When I was first diagnosed I couldn't catch my breath. it literally took my breath away. I almost passed out. For weeks I couldn't sleep, I couldn't keep dying off of my mind. I thought this was it the one thing that I wouldn't survive. Several times through the week I would have episodes where I would have trouble breathing, get dizzy, and have what I will assume was a panic attack. After I started treatments and things started improving is when I finally started to get out of that stage. Hang in there, I bet once you get a plan and get started on your path that you will start to handle it better.

      3 days ago
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      Carool

      I was always a very anxious person, even before b.c. When diagnosed, I was convinced, even with a stage 1 cancer, that I didn’t have long to live (it’s been 20 years now). Finally, I went to a psychiatrist who dealt with breast cancer survivors - she was at my hospital - and have been on a low dose of an antidepressant/anti-anxiety med, Lexapro, ever since. It has helped.

      A support group helped me immensely during my treatments (back then there were no online groups, at least from what I was aware of). If groups are your thing, maybe you can find one. Sending you big hugs and hoping you can sometimes feel more hopeful.

      1 day 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.

      8 days 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

      9 days 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.

      9 days 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.

      9 days 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.

      about 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.

      about 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.

      about 2 years ago