Aug 08, 2011 - 2:39 pm
I am a younger woman battling stage 4 metastatic liver cancer. I have two small children, and an amazing man who has been incredibly supportive since my diagnosis. However, I still can't shake this feeling of fright that my cancer is going to drive a wedge between me and the ones I love. I'm scared of so many different things - mostly because I feel like I'm a huge burden, that I'm not of much use to anyone anymore, and that when I do get angry or depressed, that I am driving those closest to me away. I'm even afraid of my significant other leaving me because of the cancer - I know it's irrational, but the constant fear is still there. Is there anyone out there, especially those of you that are younger, that shares these same fears? How do you wake up every morning and find the strength and renewal to push through those thoughts and anxieties?