Sep 01, 2012 - 2:16 am
I am about a year out since my bilateral mastectomy and am doing the reconstruction. This has been a long process and it is really starting to wear me down physically and mentally. I was doing very well through the diagnosis and all the major surgeries -5-, but am still in alot of pain. This keeps me up at nite, I am already taking xanax and meds for the pain. I am not in a good mood, I am getting by. People are telling me I should try antidepressants, but I don't want to take more unless I have to. Should I just ride this out? Fatigue has really been hard to deal with but I am still exercising and that seems to help the most. I just don't feel well. Also have low iron on my last CBC. Is this pain going to last forever?? I'm only 42 and am getting discouraged.