Mar 03, 2010 - 3:53 pm
I'm new here and joined because I'm struggling with being a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed at 19 and have been in remission for a number of years. I'm now 27 and had a baby last year. It seems like since he's been born I've been having anxiety attacks. I have a series of negative thoughts that run through my head daily...will my cancer come back, will I die and leave my son without a mother, am I sick now...the thoughts are so bad that I have started having physical pains that are so near the pains that I felt before I was diagnosed that I've been in to see my oncologist and internist to be sure that I'm not sick. I feel like I'm crazy and making these things appear due to my negative thoughts. Has anyone else felt this way? Does anyone have any coping strategies that work for them?