I had my mastectomy last December, since then I've had chemo. I didn't cry until I'd finished my chemo. It was a photo of myself with hair and 2 boobs that made me cry because I realised I'll never look the same again.
Sending hugs and best wishes.
Hi revcat, thank you for your support. I have my pre op on the 17/10/13 I will mention the lack of sleep then.I may be a little better then. It may become real then. But thanks again. Will keep you posted.
Oh jcon big, big hug! What you are describing is absolutely normal and reminds me how I felt when I was diagnosed three years ago. It felt like I was in some weird bubble - terrified and numb, but not at all weepy. Some people cry; some people scream; some people are numb; some people are... well you get my drift. There is no one 'right' way to be.
About the sleep - or lack thereof - ask your GP or consultant for some sleeping pills. I don't think I slept more than a few hours between my diagnosis and the day I asked my oncologist for some two weeks later. I had never taken them before and have never done since, but just to get a couple of proper nights sleep was really important. There is no shame in asking for them, and your doctors should not be surprised that you do.
Three years on I think I've only cried twice in relation to my dx - once when I had my waist length hair cut prior to starting chemo, and one night when I was about half way through my chemo. I am now fit, well, happy and healthy, have embraced short hair and still hang around here to try to support other women starting out on this path.
Hope all goes well with your surgery. Another big hug, which you can save for later if you prefer 🙂
Can anyone help, I was diagnosed 2.10.13 I have not been sleeping very well, consequently I feel so tired all the time. Is there anyone who has felt the same. Also my friends and family have broke down in tears when I've told them. Is it normal that I have not cried. I have my wle on 22.10.13. I am dreading this being the time when I do break down. Maybe I'm just abnormal.