May 23, 2004 - 7:25 am
My lovely sister who has endured radical radiotherapy for throat cancer, numerable near-death experiences with pneumonia, etc, permanent insertion of a 'peg' through which to feed, and the loss of a partner who couldn't stay the course is now, 4 years on, suffering from anxiety, depression and fear of going out at all. She lives alone and does not work. Until this year she had developed a pattern of periods of well-being when she would go out and periods when she would take to her bed, but her bed is definitely winning at the moment! Has anyone else experienced this and can anyone offer advice? Her friends and other members of the family are impatient and pushing her to go out which is increasing her anxiety.