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Topic 'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions

Share how you are feeling and swap tips for managing stress with other members and the online team

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Why don't I feel worse?

Started by Anonymous on 19 October 2012 at 01:04

I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer February 8th. Hormone treatment, with Zoladex, started immediately and two weeks later I started the Sampede trails with Abiraterone.

Why am I not feeling angry, scared, frustrated or any of the other emotions that seem to be affecting so many other people?

Am I insensitive, wierd or is the treatment turning me into Mr. Spock?

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  • From Anonymous
    19 October 2012 at 05:59

    Hi,

    I imagine everyone handles a cancer diagnosis differently as I did like yourself. I was the same as you and very calm about things.

    Maggie's on line helped me a lot to open up about how I was actually feeling and to recognise when I was getting anxious about ct scans and especially waiting for the results for 2 long weeks after each scan. It was lovely to be able to share with people on line who totally understood what I was going through and it was like having a 2nd family rooting for you.

    I have now been in remission for almost 2 years and it is only the last few months that it really started to hit me as to what I had actually been through.

    You are not alone that's one thing for sure on Maggie's on line.

    Best wishes.

    Beverley


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