Oct 25, 2012 - 6:41 pm
I am new here so a bit about myself first. I am 46 and was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer in Nov. of 2010, went through chemo and radiation, and finally had my left lung removed in March of 2011. I since have tested clear every four months, and have progressed fairly well in my physical recovery.
But it is my mental recovery which is of my greatest concern. After surviving lung cancer, I thought the flowers would smell sweeter, the sun would shine brighter, and my lust for life would grow exponentially. But my reality is quite different than what I thought it would, or should, be after overcoming such a deadly disease.
Each day is a struggle. Although my body is feeling better, my mind finds itself frozen in a seemingly endless cycle of anxiety, fear, and depression.
Does anybody else feel this way, or has anyone worked their way through these types of feelings? Can you please tell me what the heck is wrong with me and how I can leave this dark place behind.