Jan 25, 2008 - 1:09 pm
I was 22 when I was diagnosed with a sarcoma. This was 6 months ago. Since then, I have undergone radiation and limb-sparing surgery (that has left me almost unable to use one of my hands). I was able to stay relatively sane during treatment, but now that the treatment is over, I'm having a hard time moving on. I think all the time about cancer, recurrence, and my old cancer-free life. Everyone seems to feel that I should be moving on now, but I'm finding post-treatment to be very hard. It's like the craziness of treatment has finally settled down and now all I can do is worry. I am engaged and trying to plan a wedding, but that's hard to do when I can actually look up my 5 and 10-year survival probabilities. Is it normal to be so scared AFTER treatment is over? How do I move on?