Nov 21, 2008 - 11:57 am
I'm 22 and recently diagnosed with Stage 1a1 Cervical cancer. I'm scared out of my mind. I haven't told most people in my life but a select few. I want to handle this on my own and be a strong and independent woman, but I am having a really hard time. I start Oral Chemotherapy in just a few days and just typing this is bringing tears to my eyes. No one I know really understands the emotional trauma that the diagnosis alone causes. Just a few months ago my biggest problem was trying to keep fit and lose weight, and making sure I have as much fun as possible. Now I have to worry about keeping my food down. I think I just need to hear someone else out there who understands first hand the emotional aspect of this horrible disease. I have no one really, a few friends. Mom got fed up with my pride and gave up on me. I'm so alone it hurts.