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Started by Tarn on 18 September 2017 at 22:05

Just been diagnosedy family are so unsupportive I've had a bone marrow biopsy today and just told my brother who us always at my house to help take laundry up and take rubbish out plus wash pops I just lifted it rich is very heavy now I'm acking right down to my ankle is this normal?

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    From Robyn  
    21 September 2017 at 16:59

    Hello…. The short answer is yes, the tiredness and mixed emotions you describe are part of a normal reaction to a traumatic event as the initial shock of diagnosis wears off …… but being normal doesn’t make it easy and it sounds as if you need some additional support, do tell the consultant when you see them. I am wondering if you have been able to tell anyone else - Your GP perhaps ?
    I’ll send you a personal message and we can talk this over in more detail
    Best wishes

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    From Tarn
    21 September 2017 at 16:49

    Is it normal to feel soooo tired you phisical can not move? I've not even had treatment yet or got got the results of the pet scan to see the stage if the cancer! I'm so fed up I can not spend time with my grandchildren like I use to keep getting soo emotional crying and getting angry with my self. Do I mention this to the consultant next week all feratin levels are normal??????

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    From Robyn  
    19 September 2017 at 11:06

    Hello it sounds a tough day and one where you feel unsupported by those around you.

    I am sure other readers will identify with those times when support from friends and family is lacking.   Your family are perhaps used to you doing everything and dont realise what a strain it is for you just now or perhaps they just dont know how to help...... it sounds time for a family meeting  to  explain how you are feeling and to share out those chores......

    Try to take thing easier today , hopefully the aches have eased overnight  -if not then give your speicialist nurse  or GP  a call and let them know and they will reccomendsome painkillers  or check you over if needed.

    Best wishes



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