Jun 8, 2015 10:28PM mira845 wrote:
Hmmm...this post hit me. As with other posters responding, I believe there is a multitude of reasons cancer developes in some and not others. Just as we all respond to things differently be it physical or mental. This is shown just from reading about cancer and how everybody reacts/responds diffetently to treatments
But, I can tell you, I had a couple of traumatic experiences in my life, be it my dad dying of lung cancer, my baby daughter diagnosed with a plastic anemia and the doc saying, gee, a luechemia diagnoses would have been better.
But, 7 years ago, my then husband of 24 years pulled the rug out from under me leaving me and the kids for an employee of ours half his age and turning into an abusive a-hole I did not recognize. Now I know I am certainly not unique in this experience, this happens to people, but I can tell you, I would wake up with my heart beating out of my chest, I couldn't eat, I lost 50+ lbs in under 2 months. I was a zombie. I look back and say geeze, Mira, wtf? But that's what happened. That's how I reacted. Its been a struggle since but I will never forget those feelings....still have trouble accepting the whole thing.
Another thing that has always stayed in my mind is my ex's aunt. She went thru a bitter divorce. She never was the same. Oh, it was a joke in the family about how she couldn't get over it, past it. Got diagnosed with BC 10-15 or so years later and eventually died from it.
A lot of it has to be some kind of mental state....idk. Does it matter? Well not now....cause now, I got it.