I think a lot of us have been through, or are going through those feelings. Be kind to yourself, ignore the housework if you want, give it hell if it helps. Talking to someone who has been through it can help, it helped me. For me for one of the worse things has been telling family and friends. They all know now - now I am just waiting for the next step in the treatment
If we can't feel sorry for ourselves at a time like this when can we?!!! I on the other hand have scrubbed the house from top to bottom and had all intentions of repeating this weekend before op on weds...but I really can't be bothered! And if people are bothered by the state of the kitchen floor then they can clean it for me! Having a duvet day today 😞
I too went in to work yesterday and things were a little awkward with some people. I just think they don't know what to say. Feeling better emotionally tho, just taking one day at a time. Thanks for ALL the lovely messages, this forum is brilliant xx
Thank you all so much for your kind messages. I feel a bit better now. Going out for a good long walk should help, and I think I will give the help line a ring too. You've all made me feel so much better, thank you so much xx
I'm sure other members will soon be along to offer you some support, but do give our helpline a call. I know my colleague mentioned it on another thread, but here are the details again- Opening times are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. The phone number is 0808 800 6000.
Very best wishes
After being diagnosed on Monday I haven't really felt anything, maybe bewilderment. Anyway, today I feel really teary and I'm sat at home on my own and I just don't know what do to. I've got some housework that needs doing so I'm just thinking to myself, for God's sake, go and get dressed and get on with it and stop feeling so sorry for yourself. There are so many people with BC who are far worse off than you are!! I might try to find out if there are any local support groups out there. I don't seem to be able to talk to my family or friends, all they keep saying is "you'll be fine". Yes, I'm sure I will be but I just need to talk to someone who maybe knows what I'm feeling right now.
Sorry for my rant and sorry for feeling sorry for myself. I must try to stop feeling so negative