Feeling the "Imposter Syndrome" - Early Stage Cancer - Do I really count?
Okay this may seem weird and self serving. I know that I am fortunate to have my cancer caught early. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. Had a lumpectomy and will start radiation this week. Not a long course from what I understand but I'm getting radiation and then hormone therapy, Estrogen +. I know how incredibly fortunate I am at this time to not receive chemo. I'm trying a support group but I continue to feel like I don't belong. I'm "not sick enough". Feeling the "imposture syndrome". I want to say, even though I'm an early stage I have stress and fears of where this can go. I've gone down the rabbit hole of what if I'm that percentage that does come back, get worse. I almost feel like my cancer doesn't count. Maybe it doesn't. But does anyone else in my situation feel like this? Or am I being just a whiner? Which is fine, I can accept that. Again, just putting this out in the universe to see if anyone else feels like this. Thanks for listening.