Jun 25, 2013 - 9:36 am
My first post, so I'm excited to join the forum!
I found out that I had a 10lb cancerous tumor on my left kidney back in February. It was completely unexpected and I had no prior symptoms. Blood in my Urine led me to get a CT Scan which revealed the tumor. 2 days later I was in a 5-hour surgery and suddenly it was all over. I had tremendous friends and family support during my PHYSICAL recovery, but once my 2 month physical recovery had passed, I jumped right back into work, etc.
My issue is that I was able to Physically recover, but never had a chance to mentally/emotionally recover. I have been drinking a little more than I should and going to bed early at night. I just got a promotion and have been able to perform really well at work, but when I get home, I resort to a few drinks to mellow out, etc. My wife and I are looking for the best opportunity for support/coping to try and deal with the emotional/mental pieces.
I'm in the Chicago suburbs, so if anyone has any suggestions, it would be helpful!