Feb 02, 2012 - 1:00 pm
Hi everyone! My name is Kelly, I'm 31 years old and I'm a 13 year cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease back in 1997 when I was 17 years old. I came to this board to hopefully connect with people who have gone through what I've gone through and who can relate to the fears I still have. My mother recently passed away from a very long battle with breast and bone cancer. She died at the early age of 61 and since her passing I have become very scared of getting cancer again. I'm a new mother now and I have a huge fear of something happening to me and not being able to see my daughter grow. Within the past few days I have become so worried that there is something wrong with me. Maybe it's just the intense fear consuming me but I worry every day. I see me oncologist at the end of the month but I wonder if this fear is normal.
Does anyone else feel like this sometimes? I try to explain it to my husband and friends but they just think I'm crazy. I use to go to my mom about this stuff because she understood but she is no longer here. Please tell me I am not crazy and these feelings are normal. Thanks.