Mar 30, 2010 - 10:31 am
I was diagnosed with stage 1c ovarian cancer last June, had a complete hysterectomy in July, and finished up my chemo treatment in November. I had a number of complications, all related to the surgery, the most recent being a hernia repair two weeks ago. Throughout my recovery and chemo treatments my spirits were remarkably good. I rarely felt discouraged and always focused on the positive. Since my hernia repair, however, I seem to have hit a wall; bouts of uncontrollable crying, fear of something going wrong, etc. It has thrown me for a loop. I have scheduled an appointment with a counselor who has experience working with cancer survivors but my question is this: have any of you ever experienced this sudden onset of depression? It has really frightened me. I feel as if I have lost my bearings.