Aug 27, 2008 - 9:10 pm
Hi everyone, I had my 2yr anniversary of my diagnosis of breast ca. in April and had an ovarian cancer scare a couple weeks ago(turned out ok though). I notice though that I have anxiety and a bit of depression ever since. I actually wake up in the morning with that nervous feeling in my stomach. I previously had these same feelings the year after my diagnosis but then I started to mellow out and feel better. I think the scare I just had has kind of put me back into that state of being afraid and depressed that accompanies a diagnosis. What if I have more cancer scares in the future? I worry that if I do they will cause emotional setbacks just as I am currently having. I also think /worry about death a lot. That is something I never thought about before my cancer. Life is going by so fast---aging really concerns me now too because it reminds me of getting closer to death. Is there anyone out there besides me who has these thoughts/concerns? Anyone have strategies to share that have helped with anxiety and depression? Thak you.