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Nov 6, 2019 08:31PM
Hugs to you. Anxiety. It sucks. After my treatment the first time, I must have gone to the doctor for everything. It did get embarrassing after awhile when it always turned out to be nothing. I am grateful it turned out to be nothing. That phase of anxiety lasted about 5 years or so. I did have xrays for sore backs a few times.
Now, after my second dx with a new primary, I am not going to the doctor for everything. Kbeee on these boards suggested writing down the pain to get it out of your head, forgetting about the worry and waiting for 2 or 3 weeks. If still there, get to your GP and get it looked at for peace of mind. This and my prior experience helped alot.
My oncology SW says the anxiety is very very normal because getting cancer is like being hit by a truck psychologically. Its traumatizing.
I hope that you find peace with your back . And I hope over time, your anxiety lessens to a dull roar.
This site is wonderful for support since we all get it.
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3/31/2004 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
5/31/2004 AC + T (Taxol)
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