Oct 19, 2011 - 1:05 pm
Does anyone else feel the same? I'm 10 months out of treatment, and I breezed through my treatment, didn't have a particularly hard time, so I have no excuses for not being back to "normal"! But when I hang out with my friends, when we talk, I often can't help feeling we're in 2 different worlds. I carry on the conversation, but I'm often really disinterested in what we're talking about. I don't feel mentally engaged in the conversation. I'm 31, diagnosed and treated at 30. Now I go to clubs and I feel it's all a little silly and immature, I listen to my friends complain about work and I feel it's so trivial get over it.
And when I meet new people, I feel a little more socially awkward, like I don't really know what to say to them, how to break the ice.. Before (before cancer) I had no problems talking to strangers, mingling at parties, flirting with guys... I wasn't the best conversationalist around, but I definitely didn't feel at a loss for words so much. I did the MBTI test again and I have gone from a strong extrovert pre-cancer to almost-introvert... I've become a little more random and spontaneous, and in a little world of my own....