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I just finished chemotherapy and will have surgery in a few weeks. I thought I would feel happier about having it behind me. Instead, I feel depressed and down. Is this normal?

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  • janet levy Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从
    Sorry,I must have hit the wrong key and my comment sent unfinished. The last word is chemicals. You have been through a great deal already and there is more to come. Believe in yourself that you can handle what ever comes at you. I have been through two cancer surges for lung cancer and breast cancer. I am in the process of reconstruction when I developed a bad breast infection. I am having daily infusions of antibiotics. I really thought I was at the end of my cancer journey and now it is delayed. I too am down about it but it will not stop me from me from my quest back to living a happy and normal life. So take a little time to feel sad and then go out with a friend and laugh together before you start the next part of your journey. I will be here if you need to talk. I like to listen.
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    乳癌幸存者从 2012
    Take one day at a time it a lot do don't let it overwhelm you. Stay focus and lean on God and your support if family and friends. And what ever you do don't listen everyone cancer stories Don't be I actually stopped my chemo. And had my surgery thinking I feel better. But after my lumpectomy I had to go back to chemo and didn't. Want to finish treatment . I am now on treatment three and have thirty days of radiation left. I am doing well and in great sprits. Fight for you life sister and hang in there. Abreast cancer survior.
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    I defiantly felt the same ! I think it's more of a fear and we don't feel protected and more since chemo was killing the cancer right! One day at a time it gets better for sure, I just finished rads,!! Thank Jesus for everyday u have ! Xo
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  • Verena Munday Profile
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    I just finished chemo but I had surgery first. I developed cellulitis and then a huge infection....been in the hospital twice for lots of antiboditics and blood...not counting wearing a wound vac for 3 months. I still have more surgery and 6 weeks of radiation. There are times I feel sorry for myself and cry myself silly but then I jump back. I am so determined to lick this thing and get my life back....take your depression and turn it into a good feeling. Every day you are a survivor and become stronger...the really beautiful thing you don't realize the people you are influencing with our will to fight....you can help so many others that are fighting for their life for many things other than cancer....use your hopeless days to make you stronger, and your great days, deposit them in your bank of blessings to keep you going....a survivor friend.
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    乳癌幸存者从 2012
    I don't feel qualified to comment since I missed the chemo bullet, but with just radiation and the Femara after surgery I have my sneaky bouts of depression or Downess but expect they will become less as time goes on. You sound totally normal to me. I"m told time is a great healer as we move away from the trama and are able to ease into our new normal.Hang in there and know lots of us are jogging along with you. That's what I tell myself. Waiting to hear you're all done with treatment. :-D Jo
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  • janet levy Profile
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    Feeling down and depressed for awhile is normal. Your body is still trying to deal with all the chemicakl
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