Survivor since 2007
Good morning...and it IS a good morning because you have come through a war and have won! I think it does take a while to get over the shock of what has happened but here you are.... post breast cancer and treatment. We all deal with this experience in a different way. What might work for one woman, might not be the answer for another. Not knowing what kind of breast cancer treatment you had or if you had a mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemo or not I am kind of going out on my proverbial limb.
First place I would start is your doctor, tell him or her how you are feeling. You may be dealing with a bit of depression. You might even think about joining a group of breast cancer survivors. Talking about your feelings will help get them out in the open. As you talk and listen to others, you might find women who have gone through the same thoughts.
I would also start doing some kind of exercise. If you are close to a "Y" or a community center, they usually have low-cost exercise programs. Two things would happen. You would not only start moving your body, but meeting new people. There are all sorts of classes you can look around for in your community. What do you enjoy doing? Do you like to read, knit, Bible study, quilt, cook, mountain climb, whatever, there is usually a group in your area you might join. Do you belong to a church? What this all is getting to is you need to get back to living. Your life has been disrupted and filled by appointments, procedures, illness, etc. When it is all over, there is an odd void in your life and you have a chance to say to yourself....."Now what?"
Start with your doctor as he or she might put you on an anti-depressant for a little while and also suggest some breast cancer survivors group to get you on the right path. We are always here on this board to help our "sisters". No doubt, many of us have had the same feelings as you are going through right now. Hang in there Sista!