Any response you are experiencing is perfectly valid. No one can possibly predict how we might react so let yourself have these feelings.
About cbt, I had this a few years ago for something else and found it very helpful, so don't dismiss it out of hand. It can be a very useful technique and once learnt can be applied to other situations.
As well as the support to be found on here you might also find it helps to phone our Helpline to talk over how you're feeling. They will be open again tomorrow after the Bank Holiday. The opening times are 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. The number is 0808 800 6000.
Hello everyone, i'm the new girl! I was diagnosed with Grade 1 ductal carcinoma on 23rd June, after routine mamogram. probably that day life changed! I had lumpectomy and sentinal lymph gland removed on 16th July. Lymph gland is clear. start 4 weeks radiotherapy within next month. wounds have healed very well. I feel well, have no pain or discomfort. am eating and drinking sensibly (boring I know). almost can't believe this is happening to me. I have trouble processing my thoughts sensibly and am definatly suffering from anxiety issues. I know my recovery is going to be very good medically but emotionally i'm a wreck!! hence being off sick ,with my line of work I couldn't possibly complete my role at work safely. CBT has been mentioned I just feel a bit embarrassed that I can't work it all out in my head alone. x