Life Struggles

fxg1038 Member Posts: 1 Member
edited December 2022 in Young Cancer Survivors #1

No actual question here :)

I'm 36. This disease is a taker. It takes and takes and takes, and doesn't give a single **** about how it makes you feel. My circle of friends is getting smaller and smaller. I used to compete/collaborate for work promotions tightly with my friends/colleagues but some of them don't even call me anymore. Men disappear when they figure out I have a 13 inch scare or can't get pregnant. I used to have a lot of friends and planned things for months later but I have to take it day by day now.

Alone in a big city like Chicago with no family or friends. It's just hard.


  • beswerve
    beswerve Member Posts: 1 Member

    I am right there with you. I actually just created an account in order to reply back to you. Cancer has a profound impact on mental health. A post like yours should not have lacked a response since you wrote it nearly two months ago. I hope things are getting better for you.

    I glanced over at some of these other discussion boards and found it extremely interesting seeing the last date a post was made. Sadly, I think there is major disconnect somewhere between us, the American Cancer Society and these forums. I've had issues with a brain tumor diagnosis from back in 2007 and like I said, I just created this account.

    All the best to you and happy holidays!