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I am so angry. It has been a year since my mastectomies will I ever stop being angry? I'm 37!

Sarah Hailes Profile
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anonymous

Stage 2A Patient about 7 years
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Awww my heart goes out to you... Write down every detail of your anger... Go to the beach and scream... Then have a big bonfire and burn all the notes!!!! Let them go... Up into the air up into smoke.... Buy a new beautiful journal and each day write down what you are grateful for... As my doctor told me- if you really do no treatment this cancer will kill you in three to six months.... If one of eight women get breast cancer - somehow we ended up that one- not a good fate card to draw but we did... And we choose treatment and we are alive.... ( being alive is not always east- there will be miserable days and joyful days). Hang in there sweet sister...
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  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Sarah, in the breast cancer journey I had a very easy trip compared to you. My youngest daughter told me that breast cancer will always be part of who I am. The important thing is that we cannot let it define who we are. This journey has made all of us stronger women even if it is hard to find that strength sometimes. Prayers to you.
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  • Morgan Moser Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Sarah, I feel you girl!!! I'm pissed almost everyday! I'm 30 and a newlywed! I wanted to have kids and a normal f'ing life. Cancer has royally screwed me!!! Hope it gets better for you!!!
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    You are in charge of your emotions. If you are done being angry you will find a solution. No one can do it for you. From the time I was diagnosed I decided I didn't have the time to be angry. I had to save my life. If I had to have breast cancer I am so thankful that great doctors, nurses, and techs were there and had dedicated their career to help me overcome cancer and along the way I have met some of the most incredble people. 1/25/2011 I was dignosed with stage 3 ILC surgery, chemo, radiation, tamoxifen, DIEP flap reconstruction today I am forever changed and somedays I still scared and I am 2 years and 3 months cancer free. Tonight I will take a moment and take an inventory of all the things I'm grateful and think of two things I can do for someone to make them smile. I hope you smile tomorrow. God Bless your journey
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    • Mimi Carroll Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you Marianne

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  • Roberta S Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I'm 35. I understand you issue completely. I can't even consider reconstruction until September. Depressing for sure but I tell myself a small price to pay to be alive for my girls. You got this!!! :)
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    • Sarah Hailes Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I can't get reconstruction until December probably. I don't know if I'm ready for it either. The hot flashes and night sweats from the tamoxifen are driving me crazy too

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    • Roberta S Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      I had a horrible hot flash at Walmart last night from the chemo. This is a rough time but we will come out more beautiful and stronger than ever :) Keep fighting!!!

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  • Tamara Davidson Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    If u don't mind sharing,,, what is it that files u with anger
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  • Sarah Hailes Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Thank you.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Sarah, I'm sorry your feeling this way. Feeling angry is normal. A year is a long time tho. Have you talked with anyone about it? Maybe start with your Onc. I saw that you said you were having terrible flashes. Effexor is an anti depressant that helps with that, plus the anxiety/anger issues. It works great for me & several other woman I know. You should be living a wonderful happy life. It's ok to seek help getting to that point. Prayers to you.
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